Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team Leader

Programs Team

$73,554 – $102,322

  • Roebourne WA location
  • Make a real difference
  • Join a fun and dynamic workplace

About Mawarnkarra Health Service (MHS)

Mawarnkarra (MHS) is the largest primary health care provider providing direct services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the Roebourne area. MHS provides the families of Roebourne with a fully functional and accredited Clinic that treats approximately 3,000 people per year.

Delivering quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing for families. MHS aspires to be a strong, sustainable and recognised health service that builds healthier communities and positive change for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and those who call Roebourne home.

MHS is looking for people who want to make a real difference in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Mawarnkarra Health Service is a community controlled Aboriginal health service providing access to and delivering quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural social and emotional well- being of the families of the Roebourne area which is situated within the city of Karratha.

The Pilbara is home to several beautiful beaches with opportunities for diving and snorkelling. Within just a few hours’ drive are the world heritage listed sites of Karijini National Park. There are regular community events such as the Dampier Markets, horse racing and the recent development of the Karratha Art’s Precinct has opened the region up to more artistic pursuits including exhibitions, dance and theatre performances.

The Position

We are seeking a Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Team Leader to provide access to and deliver quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of the families of the Roebourne area.

The role of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Team Leader is to coordinate the TIS Team in undertaking activities aimed at reducing smoking levels and supporting smokers to quit within our service area. Activities will include:

  • Evidence collection within our service area to inform the program
  • Brief interventions and positive care through community and support groups
  • Education activities, inclusive of social and media campaigns
  • Referring clients to formal cessation programs (within our clinic / externally)

The skills required include:

  • Passionate about reducing smoking within the community
  • Confident and enjoys undertaking activities within the community
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to learn with a desire to make a difference
  • Motivation to provide service excellence
  • Ability to conduct outreach activities
  • Flexibility around when your program activities occur
  • Understands the process to plan and implement community activities and put this work into place within the community
  • Shows the ability to prioritise workload
  • Understands how to meet the objectives of a work plan
  • Ability to record and report on program activities utilising computer software
  • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, and quality assurance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

You will require:

  • A valid current driver’s license “C” class is a requirement of this position.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, (Requirement to be triple vax as per the WA Government mandate for all health care workers)
  • Current working with children’s check (or willing to obtain)
  • Current Police Clearance (or willing to obtain)
  • Current CPR Certificate (or willing to obtain)

Remuneration Benefits include:

  • Base Salary + Allowances
  • Superannuation 10.5%
  • You will have access to generous salary sacrificing (pre-tax dollars)
  • Access to Salary Sacrifice


Please send your resume and application form with a cover letter stating why you want the role to hr@mhs.org.au

MHS may commence appointment proceedings immediately, appoint by invitation or make no appointment at all. This opportunity is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

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