Tobacco Action Officer Vacancy In Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd

Hiring Organization / Company: Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

About the Organisation

The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. Commencing in 1978, BRAMS was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. BRAMS is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members.

BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in Broome.

Our Vision

Healthy People – Strong Communities – Bright Futures

Our Values
Respect: Treat one another and others with respect.
Integrity: Be truthful, honest and ethical in our dealing with one another and others.
Accountability: Take responsibility for what we do and the decisions we make.

About the Kimberley Region

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres.

The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra.

Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.

About the Opportunity

BRAMS have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Tobacco Action Officer to join their close-knit team on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Population Health Manager, providing smoking cessation support and education in a range of settings including; school visits, community events and health promotion stalls, using a range of different methods including advertising and educational materials.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide information, advice and individualised counselling to assist people who wish to quit smoking by identifying smoking triggers, understanding cultural, spiritual, social and emotional factors that may impact on smoking behaviour and quit attempts, assist with planning and preparation for quitting.
  • Conduct support sessions to suit the needs of individuals, families and community to address smoking behaviors and reduce the risk of onset or progression of associated chronic diseases.
  • Maintain established networks with relevant organisations and community groups to encourage a coordinated approach to tackling smoking and healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensure records of all program activities are documented in line with program procedures and are available to support ongoing program monitoring.
  • Participate in program evaluation and associated activities aimed at ensuring quality outcomes are achieved.

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BRAMS are seeking a candidate who has sound knowledge and understanding of health promotion/prevention and tobacco action programs and how they relate to the Aboriginal community and demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service.. You’ll have an understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control and is of Aboriginal decent; self identifies and is accepted as an Aboriginal person by the local community.

For any further information, please contact Erina Tanaka [email protected] or phone 08 9192 1338

About the Benefits

This position is an incredibly rare opportunity to join a well-established and supported Aboriginal Medical Service within a pivotal role. BRAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by BRAMS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience!

In addition to the opportunity to cement your career, you'll be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package, circa $69,117, plus super and 5 weeks annual leave. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay.

Working closely with patients, their families and carers, this is a role where you will witness the direct positive impact you're making in the community, as part of a close-knit team. You will be continually recognised for your dedication and hard work!

So what are you waiting for? Join BRAMS today and advance your career in training and education in an organisation committed to making a difference in remote Indigenous communities! Apply Now!

Job Location Information:
City: Broome
State: Wa
Country: Au
Location: Broome Wa
Job Listing No# : 69020

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