Public Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Job posted: 16/11/2022
Applications close: 30/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Research, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 45311

Reference: 45311

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Research, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Full time, fixed term until 30 June 2023
  • North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU), based at Austin Health 
  • HS4

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the North East of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About NEPHU 

NEPHU is one of nine public health units in Victoria, together these units form a coordinated network, working in partnership with the Department of Health to deliver a comprehensive public health program for Victoria.

NEPHU is led and coordinated by Austin Health and works in partnership with Northern Health and Eastern Health in a networked operational?structure with responsibility spanning?approximately 1.85m people living in the?northeast?of metropolitan Melbourne.

The work of NEPHU encompasses health protection, promotion, prevention and early intervention and focuses on COVID-19, other communicable diseases and other identified public health issues.

About the role:

The Public Health and Wellbeing Coordinator is responsible for facilitating partner collaboration to deliver public health activities in the NEPHU catchment area, with a particular focus on the high priority areas detailed in the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. The role will ensure activities undertaken or coordinated by NEPHU are robust, evidence based and high value to our population. The Public Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will provide expertise and advice on prevention, health promotion and population health activities to NEPHU staff and external stakeholders.

About you:

Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualification in public health, health promotion, evaluation, community development or related field, or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Experience in and knowledge of public health and associated government policy, planning and initiatives
  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of the social determinants of health, health promotion principles and practices, community development, and evidence-based approaches to public health
  • Ability to build networks and work effectively with multi-disciplinary groups of professionals across a range of roles, levels and organisations
  • Demonstrated success in developing and activating multi-agency networks in a community or health services environment
  • Demonstrated ability in project planning and project management using a variety of methodologies and tool.

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists 
  • Five weeks annual leave, plus purchased leave options 
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements 

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Public Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Bridget Ruff - (04) 5075 1756
Laura Collins - (__) ____ ____

Public Health and Wellbeing Coordinator