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Health promotion officer/educator – youth work

Full-time, part-time
Macarthur drug and alcohol services committee incorporated
Youth Solutions


Seeking a health promotion professional. Enthusiasm for working directly with young people by facilitating high quality youth health education is essential
  • Fixed term contract to 30 June 2024 with potential extension
  • Attractive remuneration SCHADS Modern Award Level 3, from $35.77 per hour + superannuation + reimbursement for km travel + TIL system + leave loading + salary packaging options (up to $15 900) which significantly increases take home pay
  • Our focus is attracting the right candidate. Applicants seeking: full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (from 21 hours per week) are encouraged to apply!
Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion non-government service focused on improving the health, safety and connectedness of our young people aged 12-25 years and community -

This position will play an active role in the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and evidence-based health promotion projects, with a focus on alcohol and other drug prevention. Diverse strategies will include:  
  • facilitation of health education
  • outreach and community development activities
  • resource production and creation of marketing collateral
  • data collection, collation and analysis
  • social marketing campaigns
  • provision of brief advice and referral support


  • Tertiary qualifications in health promotion / public health / health education / related field
  • Ability to pass probity & health screening checks (Working with Children Check, National Police Check and COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or a medical contraindication certificate)
  • Holding and maintaining a valid driver’s licence and use of a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
Essential skills and experience in:
  • Facilitating group education sessions / workshops and presentations
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion projects
  • Reviewing literature to inform good practice in delivering service
  • Producing high quality written communications (including writing reports and content for a variety of audiences)
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Administrative processes and record keeping
  • High level digital literacy
Desirable criteria
  • Tertiary qualifications in alcohol and other drugs and/or mental health
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Current First Aid Certificate
This position will have a commitment to:
  • The theory and practical application of; health promotion, drug and alcohol prevention and early intervention, community development and youth work
  • Research methodology and processes (evidence-based practice)
  • Upholding the principles of a Child Safe organisation
  • Cultural safety and appropriateness
  • Working with young people from diverse backgrounds, including vulnerable and at-risk groups
  • The changing needs of the organisation and community, use of technology and innovative practices
  • Service development through strategic planning and continuous quality improvement initiatives

Youth Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. Successful applicants will pass probity checks, complete the induction and orientation program and participate in a performance management program including a 6-month probationary review.

How to apply?

Tell us how you meet the ESSENTIAL CRITERIA (points 1-11 listed above) in a cover letter (dot points with examples under each criteria would be helpful) + attach a current resume.

Email BOTH documents by 12pm, Friday 2 June 2023 to  

Please contact Sam Young, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Youth Solutions
| 02 4628 2319
for more information

Applications close: 2 Jun 2023

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