Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

  • Base/Location:Njernda 84 Hare Street Echuca
  • Reports To:Practice Lead
  • Hours:37.5 full time
  • Award:Health Services Union of Australia (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Services) Award 2020.
  • Position Scope:

    We work collectively with ‘Working Together for Health’ (WTFH) initiative of DHHS and take a coordinated approach to delivering culturally safe prevention and early detection services to Aboriginal Victorians, particularly in relation to smoking, cancer prevention and screening, sexual health, eye health and oral health. The Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator will work to meet the objectives of Njernda Aboriginal Cooperation Prevention and Promotion Health plan in line with the agreed Working Together for Health priorities

Organizational Values

Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.


Key Accountabilities

Health Promotion

 Work to meet the objectives and key deliverables as set out in Njernda Aboriginal Corporation’s health plan.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders

Program Development

Support and develop initiatives that strengthens Njernda Aboriginal Cooperation to achieve health outcomes for the betterment of the community

General Duties

Ensure reporting compliance to internal and external stakeholders


Key Responsibilities

Health Promotion

  • Develop and implement initiatives to support the promotion and use of Community Health Checks (MBS 715)
  • Develop and implement initiatives to support vaccination programs, such as childhood immunisation, COVID-19 and Influenza
  • Develop and support systems and health promotion activities in the following areas:
    • Smoking cessation
    • Cancer prevention and screening
    • Sexual health
    • Oral health
    • Eye health
    • Support other activities that align with Working Together for Health priority areas


Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Participate in LMARG committee meetings and provide monthly reports to the Regional Coordinator
  • Engage and consult with the Regional Health Promotion Coordinator to map current preventative health systems and approaches, analyse gaps and determine priority areas for Njernda
  • Develop and deliver Njernda’s component of the Working Together for Health Promotion Plan
  • Participation in VACCHO Advisory Group initiatives where aligned with WTFH priority issues
  • Work in a productive and positive manner with a diversity of internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Participate in Healthy Communities Network meetings
  • Participate in other relevant networks as directed e.g., DHHS Population Health Network, CERSH sexual health network meetings


Program Development

  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement strategies
  • Use clinical data to establish activities and intervention strategies
  • Develop and deliver Njernda’s Working Together for Health Plan


General Duties

  • Submit regular reports (written and verbal) to the WTFH Regional Coordinator
  • Submit reports to CEO for LMARG and other stakeholders / funding bodies as required
  • Attend all staff and unit meetings


Key Selection Criteria

Experience, and Competencies

  • Health promotion: Demonstrated knowledge of the health promotion principles, practices and key frameworks, knowledge of the determinants of health and an understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Partnerships and Collaboration: Works collaboratively with other Aboriginal and mainstream organisations in formal and informal partnerships to achieve mutually agreed client /community outcomes.
  • Program Development: Contributes to program development and implements project plans.
  • Written and Verbal Communication: Prepares accurate documents and reports that meet audience needs. Communicates clear, culturally appropriate, respectful and consistent messages to staff, clients and community members.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal Community: Builds knowledge of client/community issues and requirements to improve practice.
  • Achieving Results: Understands roles and responsibilities, has an ability to fulfil work requirements and achieves program/performance targets.
  • Time Management: Manages time and uses tools effectively to assist with planning and organising, even when faced with changing priorities.
  • Initiative: Within a cultural context takes initiative and supports others to look for innovative ways to improve practice and service delivery.
  • Technology: uses technology and software applications effectively in relation to task requirements.



  • Experience in data analysis interpretation, and reporting
  • Experience in using clinical software – Communicare
  • Experience in evaluation and ‘plan do study’ act cycles.

Education, Training and/or Competencies:

  • A tertiary qualification / or relevant professional experience in the areas of: Health Promotion, Population Health, Health Science, Public Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or related field.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass Criminal Police Records Check.
  • Must pass Working with Children’s Check.
  • Must hold current Driver’s Licence.
  • This position will require some travel.


Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety, preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles


Other Relevant Information


  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume. Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential” to: 

Corporate Services Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564



All applications close:  June 30 2023

  • Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
  • Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 30th Jun 2023

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