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Project Officer, Active Recreation (VPSG4)

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Job Ref:  VG/DHHS/HISR/444129
Employer:  Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state. Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value. We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians. The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Number of vacancies available: x 1 ongoing full time

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000

Position Summary:

The Project Officer – Active Recreation supports the development and delivery of initiatives by Community Sport and Recreation that focus on building relationships across government, health, sport and active recreation to develop and promote opportunities to increase levels of physical activity through active recreation, educate and motivate individuals in order to enable change, reinforce and maintain positive behaviours so more Victorians can enjoy the benefits of being active and more healthy.  

Opportunities to increase levels of physical activity may be developed in consultation or partnership with other sections of Community Sport and Recreation, active recreation bodies, state sporting associations, organisations with a preventative health focus, and other key stakeholders.

Are You?

  • An excellent communicator, with high level written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively to find solutions
  • An analytical thinker who is solution orientatedAble to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experienced in the role of active recreation and physical activity in supporting preventative health outcomes

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