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Health Promotion Officer - Jewish Care

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

Health Promotion Officer - Youth Justice.

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

Victoria & Tasmania Branch


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.

Marc Zen

Committee Member

Marc is originally from Perth where he studied an undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and postgraduate certificate in International Health. He now lives in Melbourne and works for Beyond Blue in the suicide prevention team, helping community service providers and Primary Health Networks implement The Way Back Support Service; an innovative service aimed at supporting people for up to three months after discharge following a suicide attempt. Previously, Marc has worked in public health research, injury prevention, youth and sexual health. 

Marc was selected for the 2015 Emerging Leaders in Governance Program, aimed at developing the skills of young leaders to serve on community boards. Marc has also served on the board of the Australian Association for Adolescent Health since 2015 and was Convener of the 2017 National Youth Health Conference in Sydney. In his spare time, he enjoys running and hot yoga.

Crystie Ballard

Committee Member

A very motivated and passionate Health Promotion Officer with 3 years of experience in local government, school and hospital based settings.
Crystie worked with a range of population groups, communities and individuals to implement the Healthy Choices guidelines and the Achievement Program for schools and workplaces. Additionally, leading primary prevention activities to reduce harm from drugs and alcohol, as part of the Rochester and Elmore Local Drug Action Team.
She is interested in advancing my experience, skills and networks in health promotion by joining the AHPA Vic/Tas Branch Committee.

Brooke Atkins

Committee Member

Brooke works in clinical evidence at the National Heart Foundation of Australia and has a background in physiotherapy. Brooke works casually as a Grade 2 Physiotherapist at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond on weekends. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master in Physiotherapy from universities in Adelaide. She has worked across the public and private sectors and is a former committee member of the South Australian Branch of AHPA and the South Australia Branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Brooke is very passionate about health promotion in primary health settings and strongly supports the work of the AHPA around policy development and advocacy. Brooke is also a committee member for the Health Informatics Society of Australia.




Bronwyn Moore

Committee Member

Bronwyn is a Public Health Practitioner with over 15 years experience providing project management functions across a range of program areas and population groups in the Not For Profit sector.

Bronwyn has extensive experience in applying systems thinking, program planning and delivery, community development, public education and behaviour change across a variety of settings and within multidisciplinary teams.

Her current role involves organisation wide planning and development strategies and ensuring these are congruent with the associated planning documents, frameworks and best practice.

Bronwyn is interested in learning organisations and the application of salutogenisis, co-production and appreciative inquiry.

Hazel Fetherston


Hazel is a passionate health promotion practitioner and has been recognised as an emerging public health leader. She was awarded the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) scholarship in 2015 taking on a research project in public health nutrition and health promotion. Originally from Western Australia, Hazel has experience delivering nutrition and health promotion programs to disadvantaged communities, schools, children, families and training health professionals and teachers through Western Australia. She is currently the National Policy Strategy Coordinator at the Australian Health Policy Collaboration.

Hazel has served on the AHPA WA Branch for a number of years in the advocacy subcommittee and has a keen interest in investing into recent graduates. She also loves cycling.

Rebecca Meldrum


Rebecca has been working in health promotion for nearly 10 years. Rebecca's background in health promotion, public health and research have enabled her to work in a variety of settings, including the mental health sector, tertairy institutions and community health. Rebecca has published her research in the areas of mental health, sexual health and oral health.

Along with her postgraduate studies in Health Promotion, Rebecca has extensive experience in program manangement, stakeholder consultation and partnership development. In her current role, Rebecca coordinates the Health Promotion Program at the University of Melbourne.


Owen Pietsch


Owen has over 10 years’ experience in a range of health promotion activities and programs mainly within local government, but has extensive experience within the not-for-profit, community and public health and fitness industry.

His range of portfolios has included public health planning and service delivery, indigenous reconciliation, physical activity promotion, healthy urban design and planning, food security, community engagement and development, and environmental sustainability.

Owen is currently the Senior Pracititioner – Health Promotion at Access Health and Community and has a growing interest in the role health can play in forming our everyday environment.

Brittney Johnson

Committee Member

Brittney is a qualified dietitian and has spent her career working in community and public health nutrition. She has experience in program development, implementing health promotion policies and building community capacity to improve health outcomes. She has a passion for ensuring health equity and working with vulnerable population groups.   

She is currently working across two roles; a public health nutritionist at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and as the sport and recreation coordinator at the Healthy Eating Advisory Service – Nutrition Australia Victorian Division. Both roles have a state-wide focus and aim to improve population health through implementation of government nutrition guidelines and supporting workforces to lead community-driven health initiatives.

Lucy Wickham


With 13 years experience in health promotion, Lucy is currently employed in a health promotion leadership role at Peninsula Health. As well as extensive experience in community health, she has held roles in local government and a primary care partnership. Lucy's areas of focus have been wide-ranging and include healthy eating, Aboriginal health and prevention of violence against women. She has been an active member of the VIC/TAS Branch Committee since 2016. She is also on AHPA's Health Promotion Registration Management and Assessment Committees. Lucy has a Masters in Health Promotion from Curtin University of Technology.

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