Part-time Public Health Worker/Health Promoter, Waikato Oasis | The Salvation Army

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Part-time Public Health Worker/Health Promoter, Waikato Oasis

Hamilton

The Salvation Army provides a professional national gambling harm service that seeks to support and empower individuals, whanau and communities in developing healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, free from gambling harm.  

Our gambling public health services aim to do this through:

  • Developing and supporting adoption of policies that prevent and minimise gambling harm;
  • Raising awareness through education and networking to improve community awareness and understanding of the range of harms that can arise from gambling;
  • Strengthening community participation and action around preventing and minimising gambling harm;
  • Supporting appropriate organisations to identify and screen their clients for gambling harm and refer to appropriate help services;
  • To ensure that communities have access to services that provide strong protective factors and build community, family and individual resiliency;
  • Supporting safe gambling environments and actively promote effective harm minimisation / host responsibility activities.

We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced public health worker / health promoter for a part-time position in Waikato, based in Hamilton (24 hours per week /0.6FTE).  The successful candidate will have practical experience working with Maori and Pacific populations and will support the reduction of inequalities in these communities relating to gambling harm.

Ideally, candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong interest in gambling/addiction as a public health, social and community issue;
  • Degree qualification and experience in public health / health promotion, community development, policy development, and/or research and evaluation;
  • An understanding of the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi in relation to health and able to apply principles to work;
  • Competence in public health planning and reporting;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate public health programmes that target vulnerable communities in relation to preventing and minimising gambling harm;
  • Capability of building and maintaining productive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to competently manage competing work demands and exercise self-care;
  • Reliability and an ability to work autonomously, and be organised and efficient. 

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency, give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check and hold a current NZ Drivers Licence.

For further information and the application pack please contact Vaughan Hilton by email: vaughan.hilton@salvationarmy.org.nz and to apply please send us a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to vaughan.hilton@salvationarmy.org.nz by Friday the 31 January 2020.

An application form may be obtained from www.salvationarmy.org.nz/sites/default/files/uploads/20160808staff_2form.pdf