Tackling Indigenous Smoking Health Promotions Officer

Programs Team

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Health Promotions Officer (TISHPO) is part of the Programs Team of Mawarnkarra Health Service and is responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the health promotion material for the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program. The Service’s objective is to provide holistic, primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara region.

LOCATION
20 Sholl Street, Roebourne, WA 6718.

LINE MANAGE
Programs Manager

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Conditions of employment as identified in your contract for employment.

All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in force at the time of commencement of employment and those implemented from time to time.

As part of the orientation program, employees are required to sign declarations and agreement pursuant to policies of the Health Service.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Tackling Indigenous Health Promotions Officer assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of tobacco control, healthy lifestyles, disease, disability, and other tobacco control health-related issues.

TIS-HPO will help develop and deliver resources that promote positive health and wellbeing and increase health literacy throughout west Pilbara region.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated experience working in Healthy Lifestyle or similar Health or Community engagement/development programs is desirable.
  • The ability to work with other health professionals and organisations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tobacco control promotion.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  •  Proven ability to employ interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal), critical thinking problem solving skills in the work environment and to support others to problem solve challenging situations and issues.
  • Proven ability to plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate health promotion programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander target groups in the target area.

DUTIES

  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates sustainable health promotion programs in response to community needs and in consultation with MHS staff and stakeholders.
  • · Ensures health promotion programs are consistent with the needs of the local community, the strategic direction of the service and where appropriate reflect State and National priorities.
  • · Prepares implements and documents appropriate evaluation strategies as required to ensure evaluation is conducted for health promotion programs.
  • · Assists in building the capacity of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking team to undertake health promotion activities.
  • · Collects, analyses and disseminates qualitative and quantitative data to assist with the planning and evaluation of health promotion activities.
  • · Undertakes relevant needs assessments/research studies to provide information for use in planning, developing and implementing health promotion activities

EDUCATION
Attend and participate in the professional development program and relevant external seminars and conferences, as approved.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Performance will be appraised on an on-going basis and formally at the first 3 months and annually thereafter.

Consent to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Certificate. Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

Current Drivers Licence.

Current COVID-19 Vaccinated.

Current CPR Certificate.

All employees are subject to regular random drug and alcohol testing.

Please email your resume and application for a role through to hr@mhs.org.au You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Should we progress your application to interview, we will contact you to arrange.

 

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

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