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Position Title: Health Promotion Advisor - Public Health
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Part time - 18.75 hours per week
Date Posted: 05/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 18/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064158
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Health Promotion Advisor - Invercargill
Policy, Planning and Support - Public Health

  • Part time (18.75 hours per week)

About the Team
As a Public Health Service, we are undergoing an exciting transformational change working collaboratively with our partners and using health in all policies approaches to address the determinants of health and reduce inequities and improve the health and wellbeing of our Southern communities where they live, learn, work and play.

About you
You will be committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be actively engaging with the Māori community and stakeholders, and able to apply Te Pae Mahutonga in your work. 

You will bring your experience and skills in building productive relationships with partners, understanding communities’ needs, and developing innovative population-based programmes.

You will be experienced in programme using, planning methodology and evaluation to demonstrate the impact and outcomes of our work. You will be highly motivated, innovative and able to work independently. You will be committed to embedding an equity focus in all programmes.

It is essential that you have a relevant tertiary qualification in public health and be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, and have excellent facilitation skills. You will be skilled at using the Microsoft suite, MS Teams and Sharepoint.

A good knowledge of and strong links to the wider Invercargill and Southland communities will be an advantage. Experience within the education sector, social work, mental health or settings-based health promotion is essential. It is important that you work as a valued team member and are able to travel throughout Invercargill / Southland and the wider District and hold a full clean drivers licence. 

Due to the ongoing service wide Public Health Covid19 response, a proven ability to work under pressure is essential.

About Our Location
Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. 

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Please note
we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying! 

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: 

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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