Health Promotion Officer - Identified Position

Job Description

About Us:

Bidgerdii Community Health Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled primary health care service, operating in the Rockhampton and Central Queensland region for close to 30 years. The organisation is a bulk billing community-controlled health service, managed by a Board of Directors who oversee and manage the strategic directions of the service.


Bidgerdii provides comprehensive primary health and well-being services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Rockhampton and surrounding regions. Bidgerdii collaborates with health and well-being partner agencies to enable integrated continuity of care for the community and continue to work to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and program reform in Queensland.


About the Role:


We are seeking a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Health Promotion Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing health promotion programs to improve the overall well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. In this role you will plan, implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives for the community.


You will work with the team to ensure strategic alignment of programs and ensure practice is underpinned by sound population health and health promotion principles and priorities, in order to have the greatest impact on the health of the community. Part of the role you will conduct research on current health issues and trends, evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion initiatives and also provide education and resources on various health topics


This role forms part of the corporate team, reports to the Marketing Officer and has no direct reports.


*This is an Indigenous – identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent (pursuant to Section 14 (d) of the Anti-discrimination act. Please indicate within your application if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. *


About You:


You will have a minimum Cert III in a relevant discipline such as health promotion, public health or aboriginal health worker, have demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team with a well-developed computer knowledge and skills including Microsoft Office suite.


Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including internal and external stakeholders and community members.


You a compassionate, optimistic individual wanting to make a difference in peoples’ lives especially our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with the following:


Practical Requirements:

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  • Satisfactory Police Criminal History Check.


What We Offer:

We offer excellent working conditions with up-to-date technology, great work life balance with flexible work hours (Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm). We also offer excellent career progression and development opportunities in an innovative, community focussed organisation where we are committed to continuous improvement and have exciting plans for the future.


Other perks for joining us (not limited to):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Awesome Organisation Culture
  • 11% Employer Superannuation Contribution
  • 17.5% Leave Loading


How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application and please include:

  • Your current CV or resume, including referees.
  • A short 1 - 2 page cover letter outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge align with the organisational values and role requirements.


Please note pre-employment checks will be carried out on successful applicants recommended for employment which may include confirming your qualifications, professional registration/s, previous employment history (including any previous disciplinary action), police criminal history check, Australian work status and vaccination requirements.

If you need more information, please contact HR and Recruitment team


Applications close: Sunday, 26 May 2024


If you are passionate about improving the well-being of others and have a desire to make a positive impact in the community, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity as a Health Promotion Officer.