Re-advertised: Join Our Team as a Community Collaboration Facilitator, Asthma Projects!

Exciting new position!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on community health? Are you skilled in stakeholder engagement, fostering collaboration and driving initiatives that benefit individuals and communities? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Healthy Cities Illawarra team as a Community Collaboration Facilitator, Asthma Projects.

This is a new position, funded by Asthma Australia through the Pearl Sheppard Fund.

Note that this position is re-advertised.  Previous applicants need not apply.

About Us:

Healthy Cities Illawarra operates in the Local Government Areas of Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven and Wollongong. It was established in 1987 as one of three, three-year pilot projects, with funding from the Commonwealth Government as part of a World Health Organisation Initiative.

We are dedicated to addressing underlying social, economic and environmental causes of health inequality and working in partnership with local government, health care providers and other community organisations to prevent chronic disease and deliver meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.

We are inclusive, we believe in increasing individual and community control over the interactions in our communities which impact on our health and quality of life.

Your Role:

As the Community Collaboration Facilitator, Asthma Projects, you will play a pivotal role in driving our efforts to create an Asthma Smart Community. Your responsibilities will include:

  • High level project oversight and all aspects of project management including planning, communication, facilitation, budget management, delivery, reporting and evaluation.
  • Collaborating with community stakeholders, healthcare professionals, and organizations to champion collective impact and develop strategic alliances that will result in better outcomes for people with asthma.
  • Facilitating workshops, training sessions, and community events aimed at increasing understanding of asthma management and prevention strategies.
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with local schools, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, and government agencies to advocate for consumer voices and systemic change to improve asthma-friendly environments.
  • Conducting outreach and engagement activities to reach underserved populations, CALD and First Nations communities and promote access to resources and support services.

Why Join Us: At Healthy Cities Illawarra, we offer a supportive, flexible and collaborative work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities across the Illawarra region. We provide competitive salaries, professional development opportunities, and a range of salary packaging benefits.

How to Apply: Please read the Job Description

If your values align with ours and you are ready to take on this rewarding challenge, please send (1) a cover letter (2) current CV including referees and (3) a statement outlining how your skills and experience meets the selection criteria in the Job Description and email to manager@healthycities.org.au by Sunday 24 June 2024.

You must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.

Enquiries:  Kelly Andrews via manager@healthycities.org.au or call 02 4283 8111.