Jobs: Program Officer – Southern Sydney

ADVERTISEMENT: Program Officer – health promotion, drug & alcohol prevention

Are you an innovative health promotion professional wanting to make your mark?
Become an integral member of our passionate and hardworking team
Fixed term contract to 30 June 2014 with potential extension
Applicants seeking part time or full time hours (up to 35 hours per week) encouraged to apply
Attractive remuneration with salary packaging options
In an organisation committed to employee growth and positive work/life balance

Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion non-government organisation working with young people 12-25 years and the broader community in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW.
To join our team, you will be a high performing, results orientated individual focused on delivery and service excellence. Prime responsibility is to participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of alcohol and other drug health promotion strategies.

Essential criteria
 Relevant Degree or Diploma qualifications in the fields of Health Promotion, Social Science, Community Services, Welfare, Youth Studies or equivalent
 Minimum 2 years relevant industry experience
 Ability to work flexible hours
 Valid driver’s licence and own comprehensively insured vehicle

With demonstrated experience in:
 Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation
 Understanding and commitment to the philosophy and aims of: Public Health, Health Promotion, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Community Development and Youth Work
 Facilitation of workshops, education programs, presentations and meetings
 High quality verbal and written communication skills, including funding applications and report writing skills
 Relationship management of internal and external stakeholders
 Basic budget management
 Contribution to program promotion
 Administrative processes, including Microsoft Office applications

With a commitment to:
 Quality improvement and to strategic planning
 New technologies and innovative practices
 Flexibility and the changing needs of the organisation and community

Desirable criteria
 Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
 First Aid Certificate

Youth Solutions is an EEO employer. This position is subject to the ability to pass probity checks (Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check). All employees must abide by a Smoke Free Workplace policy.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter which addresses the Criteria by mail or email to Geraldine Dean by 4pm, Wednesday 21 August.
Geraldine Dean | CEO, Youth Solutions | PO Box 112 Macarthur Square NSW 2560
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