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Position Details
Reference Number 429542
Position Title Healthy Children's Initiative, Early Childhood Program Officer
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 30/06/2019)
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Lemongrove
Advertised Award/Classification Health Education Officer
Salary $59,456.00 - $96,895.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The NSW Healthy Children’s Initiative focuses on the promotion of healthy weight, healthy eating and physical activity, with children and young people from birth to 18 years of age. The initiative is delivered in key settings throughout NSW including pre-schools and long day care centres, schools (primary and high school), family day care centres, Out of School Hours and Supported Playgroups and community organisations. The NSW Healthy Children’s Initiative aims to build the capacity of those working within these key settings to promote and support the health of the children of NSW. The Early Childhood Program Officer will lead the implementation of the Munch and Move Program in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD).

Munch and Move focusses on healthy eating, physical activity and the reduction of small screen recreation in the early childhood sector. It targets children 0 to 5 years and their families.

The position will also be responsible for delivery of other selected components of the NSW Healthy Children’s Initiative to the community, including the centre-based early childhood services, in association with existing members of the Health Promotion Team. The role is a vital link between program delivery, the local Health Promotion Service and the Ministry of Health, and works closely with other members of the HCI team to deliver programs in the area to ensure the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District meets performance targets, within budget.

 

 

Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

 

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Healthy Children’s Initiative Team, part of the Health Promotion Unit within the Population Health Division. The successful applicant will be involved in the delivery of the Early Childhood Program in primary schools across the Local Health District, including the Munch and Move Program
  • The overall program focusses on healthy eating, physical activity and the reduction of small screen recreation in the early childhood sector. It targets children 0 to 5 years and their families. The position will also be responsible for delivery of other selected components of the NSW Healthy Children’s Initiative to the community, in association with existing members of the Health Promotion Team.
  • The program promotes ‘whole of school’ initiatives consistent with the health promoting school framework (curriculum, culture and community).
  • We are seeking an individual who is passionate about the health of children and working with community, organisations and the health service, to promote healthy eating and physical activity environments and education

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI

 

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

 

About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.

 

To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa. 

Selection Criteria 1. Tertiary qualifications in health promotion, population health, education, communication, marketing, child care, allied health (eg. Dietician, Exercise Physiologist) or relevant field.

2. Proven experience in the Healthy Children’s Initiative, preferably the Munch and Move program, or similar area.

3. High level project management skills including demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate a population health project and report on project outcomes.

4. Sound organisational and computer skills, data entry experience and the capacity to successfully manage several tasks concurrently to meet tight deadlines.

5. Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills.

6. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a cross cultural context, and the ability to work with and engage young people and their families, early childhood education providers and other stakeholders.

7. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimal direction and as part of a team.

8. Current NSW Drivers Licence.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Linda Stanbury
Contact Number 47343877
Contact Email linda.stanbury@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 25/02/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view