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Health Promoter - PGF Services

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  • Location:

    Christchurch

  • Applications Close:

    16 January 2022

  • Sector:

    Addiction
  • Type:

    Permanent

  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    PGF Services

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Toitu te whenua

Toitu te mana

Toitu te tangata

Whaia te kotahitanga o te wairua, ma te rangimarie e paiheretia

Me mahi tahi tatou mo te oranga o nga tangata katoa.

Tihei mauri ora

Hold fast to the land, our pride, and people

Pursue unity of spirit, which is bound together by peace;

May we work as one for the wellbeing of all people.

One in six Kiwis go without something because of gambling harm. At PGF Services, our Hauora Whanui (Public Health) team aims to empower communities to take positive action on this social issue.

We are seeking a passionate Health Promoter in the Christchurch region, who has proven ability to work cross-culturally with good knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi principles and practice as it relates to health promotion.

About us

At PGF Services, our service model He Hapori Ora (A Well Community), which is based on a Te Ao Māori worldview, supports our dynamic team environment to incorporate a holistic approach to minimising the harm caused by gambling. The organisation is funded to work with individuals, whānau, groups, and the community. We encourage you to bring your passion and skills to work with us within our integrated framework of addressing gambling harm.

We are committed to delivering a mana enhancing service and the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff is important to us. We value the connections you have with your community and encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

About the role

The successful candidate will apply health promotion strategies to the priority populations in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The role requires someone who is energetic and passionate about community wellbeing, an engaging presenter who can inspire others, has community development experience, uses initiative, and can work independently, as well as part of a team.

About you

  • Completed relevant tertiary level qualification in health promotion, public health, social work, or any other health-related discipline
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in leading health promotion programmes
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and engage with diverse communities
  • Effective and respectful communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and high standards of record-keeping
  • Skills to build professional relationships with community organisations
  • Online and or social media health promotion experience is desirable
  • Competence in data entry and Microsoft 365 programmes desirable
  • Full and clean driver’s licence

What we Offer

  • Flexible working environment
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Latest smartphone and laptop
  • Phone plan
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Use of company vehicle

If you want to make a difference by working to reduce gambling harm and achieve healthy communities, then we want to hear from you. Applications will close at 5.00 pm on 16 January 2022 unless filled prior.

For any recruitment queries, please contact Sasha John at sasha.john@pgf.nz or HR@pgf.nz

Please note: To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, all our staff need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medically exempt. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment.

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