Tackling Indigenous Smoking Project Officer
About the Organisation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 30 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.
About the Opportunity
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is seeking a Tackling Indigenous Smoking Project Officer to join their team on a full-time fixed term basis until June 2022 in Broome, WA.
Reporting to the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Regional Coordinator, your primary responsible for the planning, and implementing smoking reduction and healthier choice activities across the KAMS remote clinics and communities.
More specifically, you will be:
- Design and implementation of local community awareness campaigns promoting the benefits of being smoke-free, developed in partnership with Aboriginal people in the communities of Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga and the Kutjungka;
- Ensure that campaigns are well planned and evaluated in keeping with the Tackling Indigenous Smoking activity work plan and as directed by TIS Regional Coordinator;
- Training of remote clinical staff on self-management education, brief intervention and referral of patients who wish to change their smoking behavior, particularly chronic disease patients;
- Established processes that enable supportive and tailored referral of patients to smoking cessation support services in Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay and the Kutjungka including Quitline and NRT.
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To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in health promotion, community development or health education or similar and have demonstrated experience working constructively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and/or communities.
Importantly, KAMS is looking for someone with good interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills who has a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting on the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require a Current “C” class manual drivers licence, and either hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children clearance prior to commencement.
About the Benefits
This is a rewarding role that offers you the opportunity to advance your career as part of a highly respected organisation. In addition, you will receive ongoing professional training opportunities to ensure your future career excels.
Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package $78,000 plus a range of benefits including:
- Generous salary packaging options
- Annual airfares after 12 months of employment up to $1,285 p/a
- Accommodation allowance
- 5 weeks annual leave
- Electricity subsidy
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