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The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health is diverse, engaging and innovative place to work. Our staff are passionate and enthusiastic about what they do. We foster leadership and personal growth, have flexible working arrangements and attractive salary packaging options. We can offer you rewarding career if you are interested in the field of multiculturalism and wellbeing.
We support professional development and encourage staff to participate in learning and networking opportunities. Staff are able to attend our monthly cultural responsiveness workshops as well as attend industry events, conferences and pursue additional learning. Staff are also invited to attend Journal Club which is run by our research team. The purpose of Journal Club is to discuss and critically analyse the latest literature on areas surrounding health care, cultural competence, health literacy, and consumer participation.
Health and Wellbeing
We value the health and wellbeing of our staff and offer a number of physical and mindfulness activities. These include activities such as pilates, yoga and personal training.
Community Engagement & Projects Officer (Part-Time Fixed-Term to 30 June 2022)
The Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is a program of North Richmond Community Health (NRCH). CEH is a unique agency offering expertise in cultural diversity and health, cultural competence, social marketing, cross-cultural communication, consumer participation and health literacy to organisations across Australia.
The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) is a program of CEH. We work with communities and health professionals to address the poorer health outcomes experienced by people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, around blood born viruses such as HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.
The MHSS Community Engagement and Projects Officer (part-time fixed-term, 0.8 EFT) position will:
- support MHSS work with specific communities and facilitate initiatives that demonstrate cultural competence, health literate practice, community participation and capacity building
- focus on BBV/STI prevention and management, sexual health, harm reduction, healthy relationships and behavioural change
- contribute to MHSS community education and community action initiatives targeting people from high priority communities across Victoria
Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Deliver education/training sessions to targeted communities and stakeholders
- Support community engagement and community action / health promotion activities
- Provide links to clients to support and services as identified
- Promote the health rights of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
- Build and maintain effective and sustainable relationships with migrant and refugee community members and organisations
- Manage projects and portfolios as required
Key Selection Criteria
Essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to:
- Relevant Diploma qualification in diversity, health promotion or related field.
- Minimum 5 years demonstrated cultural competence in working with diverse communities.
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
- High level demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
- Strong project management skills and experience
- Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously with high motivation for high level outcomes
- Knowledge and skills in delivering community education sessions on sensitive issues, sexual health, BBV/STI and healthy relationships
- Sound understanding of community engagement principles and peer led models of practice
Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.
All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.
To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org including the subject line MHSS Community Engagement and Projects Officer Application, by close of business on Friday, 3rd of December. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.