Community Engagement & Project Officers - FT and PT

Job No: 85164
Location: Richmond, Melbourne

  • Are you from a diverse background? Multicultural and GLBTIQ communities encouraged to apply!
  • Work with a leading community health service organisation on issues such as HIV, sexual health and healthy relationships! 
  • Competitive remuneration package including generous salary packaging options
  • Convenient inner Melbourne location, with free on-site parking, cycling facilities, and public transport

About the Organisation

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) assists health, government and community organisations to offer a high quality service to clients from migrant and refugee backgrounds by building the capacity of the organisation through training, innovation and working directly with communities in education and advocacy.  CEH’s work is informed by research, evidence and its experience working with migrant and refugee communities. CEH includes a fee-for-service arm as well as discrete programs that focus on health service delivery and sexual health and viral hepatitis.

CEH is part of North Richmond Community Health, an agency committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.

About the Opportunity

CEH now has multiple opportunities for Community Engagement & Projects Officers to work within their community engagement team in Richmond, VIC. There are three roles currently available - one full-time and two part-time 0.8 FTE.

Reporting to the Stream Leader, your primary responsibility will be to lead CEH work with specific communities and facilitate initiatives that demonstrate cultural competence, health literate practice and community participation. 

 Specific role duties will include:

  • Contributing to MHSS’ community education, action and support initiatives targeting high prevalence communities across Victoria;
  • Building strong relationships with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, asylum seekers and mobile populations (international Students);
  • Partnering with groups that experience increased risk of BBV/STI, GLBTIQ, young people and people who use alcohol and other drugs; and
  • Leading a number of MHSS projects and contribute to the development of resources for the community and other services.

To be successful in this position you will have relevant qualifications in diversity and health promotion, youth work, community development, or relevant field and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. 

CEH is welcoming applications from candidates with strong project management skills and knowledge and demonstrated cultural competence in working with diverse ethnicities, religions, ages, genders and sexualities. Ideally, you will have proficiency in at least one community language and have previous experience or skills in delivering community education sessions on sensitive topics such as sexual health and BBV/STI prevention; behavioural change; and healthy relationships. 

Most importantly, CEH is looking for people who are driven and want to make a difference in the diversity space. You will welcome the opportunity to work directly with communities and provide a voice and pathway for community-led action. 

Candidates from diverse backgrounds including people from multicultural and GLBTIQ communities are encouraged to apply.

For enquiries about the position please contact Bernice Murphy on 9418 9915

To view the full position description, please click here. 

About the Benefits

As a member of the Community Engagement team, you will have access to ongoing training and development opportunities that support individual and organisational goals.

Your commitment will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, including generous salary packaging options to significantly increase your take-home pay.

In addition, you will have convenient access to free on-site parkingcycling facilities, and public transport, working in the inner suburbs of Melbourne.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced individual ready for a new challenge that aligns with your passion for equity and health rights - Apply Now!

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