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Health Promotion Officer (Senior HEO Grad) – Aboriginal Identified

The Senior Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer will manage the Close the Gap stream in the Health Promotion Service and ensure delivery of culturally responsive programs to improve health outcomes and address health inequities for Aboriginal communities in south western Sydney. The position will oversee development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs with the Aboriginal community to support improved population health outcomes and community well-being. Key focus areas will be:

a) Promoting healthy weight in the Aboriginal population
b) Reducing smoking related harm in Aboriginal communities
c) Reducing rates of preventable chronic disease
d) Strengthening protective factors for mental health in Aboriginal communities

The position will provide support, mentoring and leadership to the Close the Gap team and for health promotion in SWSLHD and partner organisations. It will contribute to broader Health Promotion and Health Service planning. The Coordinator will develop and maintain relationships with key service providers and community organisations, allocate and account for effective use of resources and ensure all programs meet reporting requirements.

Transforming Your Experience is SWSLHD’s key strategy to positively transform how our patients, consumers, staff and communities experience our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. This strategy provides us with a clear direction for working together to deliver safe and high quality health services and build the health of our communities – now and into the future.

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