Health Promotion Coordinator

Katherine, NT
$83,256 - $99,841
Closing date: 

Primary Objective

The role involves working with community members, relevant stakeholders and Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHS) staff to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives throughout the SHS region. The role also involves devising a health promotion strategic plan around general health promotion and provides supervision of three community-based workers.

Context Statement

SHS is an independent, community controlled health service that provides comprehensive primary health care services to nine individual remote health centres to the 3700 people living in the Katherine East region, Northern Territory.

Our key values include mutual respect, openness, engagement, two-way learning and cultural safety.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the general health promotion activities of the Population Health Team and community clinics.
  2. Collaborate with community members, Community Liaison Officer, Population Health Staff, remote clinic staff and stakeholders to design, plan, implement and evaluate community driver health promotion initiatives.
  3. Devise and implement the strategic plan for Health Promotion at Sunrise Health Service.
  4. Provide management, mentoring and staff development for three community based workers, to help facilitate the delivery of regular and sustainable community driven health promotion programs.
  5. Co-ordinate and implement a social media/marketing campaign to use for health promotion.
  6. Engage in community consultations regularly, including gathering feedback.
  7. Build and maintain partnerships with local stakeholders to help develop and support a coordinated approach to health promotion in communities.
  8. Coordinate the development of new culturally-appropriate health promotion resources when needed.
  9. Liaise regularly with other Population Health Team members to ensure efficient and effective management of resources.
  10. Other duties as required.

Selection Criteria


  1. Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in health promotion or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrate experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating community-driven health promotion programs and activities in remote Aboriginal or low socio-economic communities.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Aboriginal community control health services and ability to practice in a sensitive and culturally safe manner in a remote Aboriginal community.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of a comprehensive Primary Health Care Principles, including social determinants, and their application in a remote Aboriginal setting.
  5. Well-developed presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate in a cross cultural setting.
  6. Demonstrated experience in health promotion or community development work.
  7. High level experience in working in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  8. Unrestricted Driver's license.


  1. Qualification in public health or community development.
  2. Demonstrated experience in social marketing.
  3. Experience working in NT remote Aboriginal communities.

Further Information

This position requires travel in light aircraft or four-wheel drive and overnight stays to SHS's remote communities.


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Contact Details

Niamh Charles
08 8971 9500