Are you innovative and energetic with a passion for making a difference? Hepatitis Queensland is looking for a full time Project Officer to implement, monitor and evaluate a portfolio of projects across Queensland.

Success as our Project Officer requires you to think creatively while coordinating project deliverables. If you’re passionate about health promotion, design and production of resources, and the planning and implementation of activities and events as part of a high-performing team, we want to hear from you.

About us

Hepatitis Queensland is the peak body for the hepatitis and liver health sector in Queensland. We are a community based, non-government organization providing a range of initiatives, projects and programs to address stigma, improve the lives of those affected by viral hepatitis and meet emerging liver health challenges. We acknowledge the diversity of the people and communities whose lives may be affected and represent their interests in the work we do.

About the role

The Project Officer is responsible for the coordination and delivery of program activities including awareness, education and information via multiple media sources and community engagement. Specifically, the Project Officer will work closely with the Programs Manager to implement, monitor, evaluate and report on a portfolio of projects.

What we are looking for

We value your experience in the health and community services sector and, more specifically, the hepatitis or liver health sector. Understanding person centred care and the perspectives health consumers bring is essential to this role. Your excellent project management, interpersonal communication, writing and stakeholder engagement skills are integral to the deliverables of this position. Your knowledge of consumer and community engagement, adult learning and evaluation will enable you to effectively deliver the activities within this role.

What you’ll bring

  • Degree qualifications with relevant experience or associate diploma with substantial experience, preferably in health, human services, community engagement, community development, communications or public health, or relevant industry experience;
  • Excellent consumer and community engagement skills and/or community development experience;
  • An understanding of person-centred care and the role of consumers in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of health services in Queensland;
  • Adult education and training experience, and knowledge of health prevention, testing and treatment for specific populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders including consumers, clinicians/specialists, GPs, health service providers and government;
  • Highly developed communication, analytical, problem solving and influencing skills with proven ability to build effective relationships across a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and facilitate workshops, information sessions, focus groups and committee meetings;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a work team, taking personal responsibility for achieving work outcomes as well as working independently;
  • Computer literacy including experience with MS Office, Outlook, and online research skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of State and Commonwealth priorities, strategies and policies around HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is desirable;
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment is desirable;
  • Must be able to travel, if required;
  • Out of hours work may be required;
  • A valid QLD Drivers' Licence, ability to obtain a Criminal History Check (QLD only), and Working with Children Check – Blue Card.

This role is full time contracted until 30th June 2022, with annual extensions possible. Salary packaging and flexible working arrangements are available.

Hepatitis Queensland embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage.

Contact

To apply for the role or to request a copy of the full position description, contact Jenny Davis at info@hepqld.asn.au or 07 3846 0020. 

Applicants are expected to submit a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role based on the above criteria.

Applications close COB: 24th May 2021