About the Opportunity:
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community? The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Officer will be required to work as part of a responsive and dedicated population health team and will deliver the BRAMS Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program aimed at reducing tobacco smoking rates among Aboriginal communities in the Broome Region.
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Officer will work with the Health Promotions Coordinator to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based activities, which promote prevention, smoking cessation and community development across the Broome region.
The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service which has been caring for the Broome community for more than 40 years. When we first opened our doors in 1978, BRAMS was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia.
BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care, social and emotional wellbeing services, and NDIS support to Aboriginal people living in Broome. BRAMS delivers more than 40,000 occasions of service each year. BRAMS delivers services in accordance with our Model of Care.
Our mission is to provide holistic and culturally responsive health and wellbeing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. That means making our Mob healthy.
- Some of your key tasks will include:
- In collaboration with the population health team, create, implement, and assess smoking prevention programs that encompass activities such as encouraging and promoting smoking prevention, cessation, and awareness of the harms of smoking.
- Engage with community members and other service providers to promote their active involvement in the planning and delivery of Tobacco Intervention Services (TIS) strategies. Encourage their participation in program initiatives to foster a sense of community ownership and collaboration.
- Organise health promotion and community events to bolster anti-smoking efforts and support social marketing campaigns.
- Assist the Health Promotions Coordinator in collaborating with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS), other TIS programs, and relevant organizations to develop and uphold best practices and quality standards of service delivery that align with national approaches.
- Collect and report data to facilitate the evaluation of the TIS program.
What You Will Bring to the Team:
To be successful in this role, you will have the following:
- Demonstrated experience in delivering health related programs and services to Aboriginal people and communities.
- Relevant qualifications in health related fields such as alcohol and other drugs work, mental health or social emotional wellbeing.
- A sound knowledge of Aboriginal communities in the Broome region and relevant organisations and a demonstrated understanding of health, and social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal people.
- Demonstrated experienced in project work or management, including planning and the ability to develop, implement and evaluate health related programs and community development strategies.
- Computer proficiency and the ability to use basic computer programs, including the capacity to write reports collect statistical data, develop presentations social marketing and promotional activities.
- Knowledge and understanding of the harms associated with tobacco smoking and awareness of current prevention and cessation programs.
- Ability to facilitate meetings, programs and activities.
Employees are required to demonstrate that they have undergone appropriate employment screening in accordance with BRAMS Employment Screening Policy, including:
- National Police Check
- Working With Children Check
- Identification Check
- AHPRA Verification check
- Drivers License Verification Check
- Influenza Vaccine
- Pre-employment medical assessment
About the Benefits:
In addition to a rewarding role and great place to work, you will enjoy an attractive remuneration package, including:
- Base salary of $74,500 – $78,500
- Professional development opportunities, so you can sharpen your skills and broaden your horizons during your time with us
- Five weeks annual leave
- Annual airfare allowance so you can journey home or visit family
Ready to Apply:
Join our vibrant and dedicated team and make a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and please outline your experience and interest in this position
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