The AHPA (WA Branch) is seeking a consultant to coordinate the AHPA WA Branch's Health Promotion Scholarship Program.
THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Scholarship Program, funded by Healthway, has been highly valued by participants and the health promotion sector for the past 30 years. The AHPA (WA Branch) has received Healthway funding to continue the Scholarship Program until the end of 2023, with the possibility of a further extension. During this period, the AHPA (WA Branch) will continue to coordinate the Scholarship Program by offering four health promotion scholarships per year to graduate and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recipients.
The Scholarship Program aims to provide recipients with the opportunity to conduct a health promotion project in a supportive environment, while also developing and improving their health promotion competencies. The objectives of the Scholarship Program are:
- To provide a viable health promotion career pathway for graduates and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking a career in health promotion.
- To increase the scholarship recipients’ and Aboriginal health promotion short course participants’ skills and knowledge in the International Union of Health Promotion and Education’s (IUHPE) Core Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion.
- To develop and maintain partnerships with peak health promotion, community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies to effectively promote the Scholarship Program to graduates and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across WA.
- To contribute to improving the health outcomes of people living in WA.
The Consultant will be responsible for promoting the program, coordinating recruitment of scholarship recipients, supporting recipients (including assisting with sourcing mentors and supporting recipients to access appropriate professional development activities), developing and implementing a knowledge translation strategy, coordinating program evaluation, monitoring reporting requirements of recipients and drafting Healthway funding related reports.
The AHPA (WA Branch) is looking for a Consultant who has strong communication and interpersonal skills, and experience in stakeholder engagement. They will have excellent organisational skills, including contract management and demonstrated experience in people management and mentoring.
The workload of the contract is estimated at approximately 7.5 hours per week, recognising there will be high and low-intensity periods of work.