External Employment Opportunities

Health Promotion Officer - Darebin City Council

Position No: B24034
Salary: $75,097 per annum (+super)
Permanent, Full-time (RDO - 19 day month)

Are you passionate above improving health and wellbeing for Darebin residents?

The Health Promotion Officer works across the whole of Council and in partnership with external organisations and the community the design, implement and evaluate best practice strategies to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for all Darebin residents and make Darebin a healthy and connected community. Working closely with the community, partner agencies and other Council departments you will coordinate the implementation of the 2013 - 2017 Health and Wellbeing Plan, and represent Council on a wide range of external partnerships including the North East Closing The Health Gap working group.

You will be member of the dynamic and supportive Community Wellbeing team and will work across the organisation to build Darebin’s capacity to embed health promotion principles into policy development, project planning and service delivery. With experience working with disadvantaged communities, you will also have strong project management and community development skills and the ability engage, involve and retain communities in the development and delivery of health promotion projects.

You will also have a demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health and how they impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. If you have tertiary qualifications in health promotion, community development, sociology or social work and a passion for improving people health and wellbeing we’d love to hear from you.

Apply online or forward hard copy applications to: Manager People and Development, Darebin City Council, PO Box 91, Preston VIC 3072.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed in the position description will not be considered. Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety screening processes apply.

Applications Close: Thursday 31 July 2014 at 12pm AEST.
For more information contact Jess Fraser on 8470 8594.

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Project Officer (PaCE Project)

A contract opportunity exists for a project officer with Crossroads Youth and Family Services. Responsibilities include: consulting with the Indigenous community, with elders, parents and carers, other adults and Indigenous young people with organisations that deliver services to Indigenous young people and adults in relation to access to the education system for Indigenous young people and their parents; and using the consultation information to develop and document a Parent and Family Engagement Strategy to support Indigenous student learning in the City of Hume.

For additional information please contact Robyn Kennedy 0400 958 022 or Nik Filips 0437 248 522

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Koori Court Officer - Melbourne Children's Koori Court

A fixed term full-time opportunity is available for a Koori Court Officer at the Melbourne Children's Koori Court.

Position Details

The Koori Court is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement and was initially established as a division of the Magistrates Courts in Victoria.

The Koori Court Officer’s role aims to improve the court experience for Koori people and their families. The role will assist the Court in providing a more culturally appropriate response to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in the criminal division through:

  • identifying and maintaining a register of services and programs offered by local service providers
  • educating the Aboriginal community in the operation of the Magistrates’ and Children’s Koori Court
  • maintaining and fostering links between the Magistrates’ Court, the Children’s Court and the Aboriginal community.

The Koori Court Officer will be responsible for providing cultural advice to the Court, assistance to Aboriginal persons before the Koori Court and their families regarding court outcomes and obligations.
Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying.

Position descriptions are available from Careers@vic.gov.au, or by telephoning Travis Lovett, Manager of Koori Courts on (03) 9032 0941.

Applications close Tuesday 15 July 2014.

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Director, Koori Justice Unit

A great opportunity is available for an experienced senior manager to lead and manage the department's Koori Justice Unit in this Executive Officer role.

Applications close Wednesday 23 July. Click here for more details and to access the position description.


Medical Receptionist - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Medical Reception position is responsible for the day to day operations of the clinical sessions, providing quality support for clinical staff to enable the smooth processing of patients through the BDAC Medical Services.

This frontline position is responsible for;
a) the provision of administrative services to support clinical service delivery to clients
b) Provide a courteous and professional receptionist response to all callers and visitors to BDAC.

The emphasis of the working environment is one of teamwork and the position will include participating in a multi-disciplinary environment. The Medical Receptionist position works closely with GPs, Nurse, Community Health Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Workers, General Reception and Clinical Support Staff.

The BDAC Medical Clinic provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Greater City of Bendigo, including Wellbeing, Counseling, Referral, Maternal Health, Pediatric Clinic, Transport and Specialist consultancy to GPs and Health Professionals.

The Medical Receptionist Position is based at the BDAC office (Forest Street). 

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.



Project Manager, Vulnerable Children - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Vulnerable Children’s Project Manager will work closely with the BDAC –Koori Maternity Services and other key organisations to improve access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women and families within the Bendigo Loddon Region resulting in better health outcomes for babies and decreased notifications to Child Protection. 

To achieve this aim the position will work alongside Aboriginal Health Workers, a Paediatrician, General Practitioners, Nurses, Bendigo Health Maternity Services, and the Bendigo Community Health Service (BCHS) Maternal Child Health Nurse.

Partnerships with key agencies such as St Luke’s Child First and Placement Prevention services, Bendigo Health, BCHS, Centacare and Centre for Non-Violence will be important to ensure the success of the Project.

The position will aim to expand and develop the delivery of client services in a culturally appropriate manner and ensure best practice and continuous improvement processes are instilled into the ethos of all aspects of service delivery to clients.

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.



ANZ School-Based Traineeship - various locations across Victoria

In partnership with ANZ, AFL SportsReady now has a number of exciting Indigenous School Based Traineeship opportunities available for Indigenous secondary school students looking to pursue a career in Business and/or Financial Services.

There are a number of opportunities across Victoria open to Indigenous secondary students who are currently in year 10 and will be commencing year 11 in 2015. Opportunities are available across a number of Victorian regions including:

  • Grampians
  • Gippsland
  • Loddon Mallee
  • Hume
  • Southern Metropolitan
  • Eastern Metropolitan
  • Northern Metropolitan

Traineeships with the ANZ provide trainees with the opportunity to:

  • Work full time in an ANZ branch
  • Achieve a National Certificate qualification
  • Receive support by ANZ staff ongoing career support
  • Receive support and mentoring from an AFL SportsReady Indigenous mentor
  • Participate in networking activities with other young Indigenous people
  • Explore career opportunities with the ANZ upon completion of their traineeship

Applications for the 2015 program are now open and close on 31 August 2014. To apply for these exciting roles please submit an expression of interest via the ANZ website by clicking here

For more information about these roles please see the flyer attached or contact Paul Broderick, State Manager (03) 8413 3506 or Ralph White, Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator 8413 3535.