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Health Promotion Officer

Help design and implement a range of exciting primary prevention and community education activitiesContribute positively to the health and well-being of the Victorian Jewish communityWork independently within a supportive and collaborative team environmentPart-time opportunityGenerous salary packaging benefits

Jewish Care Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation, is the largest provider of aged and community services for the Jewish Community in Victoria. We are proudly celebrating 170 years of service to the community. Services include Aged Residential Care, Assessment Referral and Individual Support Services, Community Aged Care, Disability, Mental Health, Youth and Family Services and Holocaust Survivors Programs.

We are now seeking an enthusiastic and team orientated person to join the Individual and Family Support team to help develop, implement and evaluate a range of primary prevention and community education activities to support the health and well-being of the Victorian Jewish community. This position is part time and based at our St Kilda Rd office, with activities delivered across the community. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who understands the value of tailored and innovative health promotion resources for culturally diverse and/or faith-based audiences.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

Lead the implementation and evaluation of Shivyon, a two year family violence primary prevention projectContribute to the development and implementation of a range of primary prevention and community education activitiesDeliver professional development activities and training to a variety of audiences in the Victorian Jewish communityEngage with stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds, including Jewish community leaders, organisations and relevant health promotion networks

To be successful in this role you will have:

A passion for health and education, with a strong commitment to the principles of gender equity, social justice and cultural safetyTertiary qualification in health promotion, community development or other relevant disciplineA thorough understanding of health promotion frameworks, particularly with respect to family violenceDemonstrated experience in project managementExcellent verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skillsA willingness to build a strong understanding of the needs of the Victorian Jewish community

Jewish Care is committed to the professional development of all staff, providing ongoing opportunities to upgrade staff skill set and expertise. We aim to provide the highest standard of professional and personal support offering flexibility and conditions not readily available elsewhere, including the option of maximising your income with salary packaging.

Jewish Care employs staff from all cultural and religious backgrounds and provides cultural and spiritual training in the Jewish Ethos. Our recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of our clients. Relevant screening and police checks will be conducted.

(applications close Saturday 2nd February 2019)


If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Cassandra Barrett (Team Leader - Healthy Communities) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 8517 5908

Job Title

Health Promotion Officer - Youth Justice

 Correct Care Australasia (Correct Care) has entered an exciting phase of growth. Correct Care has been contracted to deliver primary health services to Victoria’s two Youth Justice custodial precincts: Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, with service delivery commencing from 1 February 2019.

We are currently recruiting part-time Health Promotion Officer to work across the Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts.

If you have a passion for working in primary health, if you want to work in a unique environment and make a difference, and if you want to work in a multidisciplinary team that shares your dedication to healthcare without judgement, we have the job you are looking for!

The Company

Correct Care Australasia is Australia's largest outsourced correctional healthcare provider. Operating across all of Victoria's 14 publicly managed prisons, one private prison and two Youth Justice Precincts Correct Care provides primary healthcare services through a diverse and dispersed workforce of healthcare professionals across metropolitan and rural Victoria.

Custodial settings provide a unique opportunity to address a range of health issues and to meet the health needs of a population that is normally hard to reach.

The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Health Promotion Officer to work part time (1 day a week) working at the Parkville & Malmsbury facilities, alternating location each week. This position reports directly to the on-site Health Services Manager.

This role will be providing assistance to the Health Care team including:

Raising Prisoners awareness of health-related issues such as disease and disability & encouraging healthy lifestyles.Maintain a high level of integrity and professionalism with sound interpersonal skillsCoordinate and communicate to the team and patients alike in a correctional environmentIdentifying learning needs of health and correctional staff and Prisoners obtaining an understanding of appropriate clinical pathways.

Previous experience in Correctional Health is not essential, as support and a comprehensive orientation program is provided.

The Person

The successful applicant will have:

Tertiary qualifications in Health Promotion and/or Public HealthAHPRA registration if you are registered nurseDemonstrated experience in delivering health promotion, with a clear understanding of the health promotion duties and responsibilities of the roleA current Working with Children CheckPatient-centred approach to evidence based care deliveryDemonstrated knowledge of professional standards and legal and ethical requirementsDemonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environmentAdvanced computer literacy

To Apply

If you would like to have an initial confidential discussion, please contact our HR Department on 9252 1700.

A copy of the position description may be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or send your resume and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in MS Word format.

Please note: Applicants must have a right to work in Australia and will need to successfully undergo a police check. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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Postal Address:

AHPA Victoria Branch
c/- 38 Surrey Road,
Keswick SA 5035

Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) Vic/Tas Branch respectfully Acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians. 

We pay our respects to their elders, past, present, and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

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The Victorian – Tasmania (VIC-TAS) Branch of AHPA is committed to supporting health promotion professionals, building the profession and providing opportunities for AHPA members to achieve professional excellence and enjoy career success.


AHPA members in Victoria and Tasmania are connected, supported, engaged and enabled to reach high professional standards.



Strategic Aims

  • Support the profession of health promotion
  • Demonstrate leadership in the field of health promotion
  • Promote and inform professional standards
  • Develop strong partnerships with Victorian and Tasmanian health promotion stakeholders
  • Build AHPA's capacity, influence and presence in Victoria and Tasmania


The VIC-TAS Branch operates a working group structure, where members can contribute to the day to day work of the branch by participating in working group activities. The working groups and their structures are detailed below:

To learn more about working groups - or to join one contact the branch. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Australian Health Promotion Association Award

On Tuesday 2 May, Deakin University hosted their 2023 School of Health and Social Development Student Awards at Deakin Downtown.

AHPA Vic/Tas was proud to sponsor the 'Australian Health Promotion Association Award' recognising the most outstanding student enrolled in the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. The AHPA VIC/TAS Committee would like to congratulate this year's award winner, Georgie Mcrae. 

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Georgie began her studies in Public Health and Health Promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic, when she realised the importance of providing accessible and quality health information to all. Her previous Bachelor of Business gave her a great starting point from which to build her skills in the health discipline and combine the two fields.
Georgie is looking forward to a varied and fulfilling career upon graduating this year and while she is interested in many areas of health promotion, hopes to work within the women's and mental health spaces. This award is representative of Georgie's development and the hard work she has put into her studies so far. She is incredibly thankful to be recognised, and to have been selected for this award from the AHPA.

AHPA is committed to the following principles:

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Ethical Practice

Supporting culturally informed, participatory, respectful and safe practice

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Health Equity

addressing the sociocultural, economic, political, commercial and ecological determinants of health in order to build health equity.

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Innovative & evidence informed approaches

promoting and supporting evidence informed research, policy and practice

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working in partnership with other organisations to improve health and wellbeing.

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