Health Promotion Graduate

  • Part time, fixed term to 22/12/23
  • $69,000 - $74,000 FTE + super + salary packaging
  • Join one of Victoria's largest community health organisations renowned for its fantastic work culture
  • great work/life balance and employee wellbeing initiatives

Come and join our team!

Merri Health is seeking an enthusiastic Health Promotion Graduate (0.6FTE) with excellent communication skills to work in a fun, inclusive and flexible Health Promotion team at our Merri Central site in Coburg.

This is a designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position and can only be appointed to someone who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

Merri Health is a leading community health service, providing health services to people living in Merri-bek and beyond.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to work in our fun, friendly and inclusive health promotion team, based at our Pentridge site in Coburg. You will report to the Youth Health Promotion Team Leader and will be supported and mentored; working alongside colleagues to deliver evidence-based health promotion projects. You will also be contributing to actions in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Initially contracted until December 2023, there may be an opportunity for ongoing employment thereafter.

This is a part time, entry-level position and will suit someone currently studying health promotion, community development, health sciences, public health or a related field, or someone that has recently graduated (within the last 5 years). There will be lots of opportunities for further training and learning, access to cars for local work-related travel and flexible options to balance study or other commitments. Cultural leave is also available.

If you would like support with your application or would like to have a yarn about the role, please contact:
Jackie Evers, Team Leader, Youth Health Promotion, jackie.evers@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0449 751 663
Liz Phillips, Koorie Community Engagement Officer, Liz.Phillips@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0417 241 620

You will be responsible for:

  • - Support planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies in line with the organisational Health Promotion Strategic Statement and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Activities might include:
    - needs assessments
    - community engagement
    - designing evaluation tools
    - drafting communications materials for different audiences and platforms
    - contributing to grant or funding applications
    - facilitating workshops or training sessions
    - presenting to small and large groups
    - planning and running events
    - creating resources for capacity building projects
    - Work collaboratively with local community members and stakeholders to deliver health promotion strategies
    - Contribute to health promotion planning and reporting as required.

What you will need to succeed

  • • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • A tertiary qualification in health promotion, community development, public health or a related field, or is currently enrolled in a health promotion, community development, public health or related tertiary course
    • If graduated, must have completed qualification in the last five years
    • Ability to show commitment to Merri Health’s values
    • Strong foundational knowledge in health promotion principles
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with team members, engage with diverse communities, and build strong relationships with stakeholders
    • Ability to be organised, manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
    • Well-developed verbal, computer and written communication skills
    • A willingness and confidence to contribute to discussion, share opinions and ideas with others
    • A willingness and confidence to present to small and large groups
    • A willingness to learn and use facilitation skills
    • A willingness to learn, try new things, have fun and be creative

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.
You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this perks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Jackie, Team Leader - Youth Health Promotion, jackie.evers@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0449 751 663, or Liz Phillips, Koorie Community Engagement Officer, Liz.Phillips@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0417 241 620

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.