Tackling Indigenous Smoking Coordinator

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see.

Warburton Community, WA
Permanent, Full Time
Salary Package: 

Gross $81,630 - $91,630 plus 9.5% superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave, 4 weeks availability leave and non-cash benefits up to $37,200 including a rent free fully furnished house.

Total Package Range $102,876.47 - $113,826.47 inclusive of gross salary, leave loading, superannuation, travel allowance & potential net benefit salary sacrifice

The Role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team within Ngaanyatjarra health service you will coordinate the Tackling indigenous smoking (TIS) programs to support communities across the Ngaanyatjarra lands to achieve improved health outcomes.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in Public health and/or experience working in health promotion programs with aboriginal communities or similar. The TIS coordinator will support and work with a team of health workers and trainees to develop their skills and knowledge in the smoking cessation areas delivering health promotion and public health strategies to reduce the rate of smoking in remote communities. The successful applicant will be highly self-motivated and driven and provided the experiences of a life time travelling by 4WD or plane in remote areas and learn about the Ngaanyatjarra people and their culture.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and must hold a current Australian Drivers Licence.

About us:

Ngaanyatjarra health service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service located in the Ngaanyatjarra land that strives to work with indigenous and non-indigenous people the malparara way [two-way learning] as a part of the Ngaanyatjarra community to promote the health and wellbeing of people in the Lands.

Life on the Ngaanyatjarra lands:

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. Each community has mobile phone coverage and broadband internet.

The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field, e.g. Aboriginal health, health promotion, public health, or 3 years’ experience working in a relevant field.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Understanding of the social determinants of health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with the willingness to support and mentor less experienced colleagues in the development and delivery of health promotion initiatives
  • Understanding of the needs of the Aboriginal Health workforce.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise workload and manage time appropriately.
  • Skills in planning, implementing and evaluating community health programs using the principles of community development.
  • Effective communication skills – interpersonal, written and verbal, and the ability to interact with people from a range of professional/social/cultural backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency in common office software programs.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Exemplify non-smoking and healthy lifestyle behaviours.
  • Current Manual Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Application Process: 

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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.

Position Description & Selection Criteria: