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Coordinator (Tackling Indigenous Smoking)

Job No: 85695
Location: Kununurra, WA

  • Rewarding opportunity to make a real difference and help 'Close the Gap' in Aboriginal health!
  • Highly attractive remuneration circa $81,682 + salary sacrifice
  • Great benefits including annual airfares, accommodation allowance and 5 weeks’ annual leave

About the Organisation

The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) is a community controlled primary health care service. It provides culturally appropriate curative and public health services for Indigenous people in and around the town of Kununurra which is situated in the East Kimberley.

Preventative and public health programs include GP clinics, maternal and child health, women’s and men’s health, chronic disease, sexual health, mental health and drug and alcohol. Staff include doctors, Aboriginal health workers, registered nurses, health promotional workers and allied health professionals.

About the Opportunity

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) has a truly rewarding opportunity for a Tackling Indigenous Smoking Coordinator to join their team on a full-time basis in Kununurra, WA.

Reporting to the OVAHS Clinical Services Manager, you will coordinate the East Kimberley Tackling Indigenous Smoking team to implement and deliver on the TIS Activity plan for the East Kimberley region consisting of workers in OVAHS and Yuri Yungi Medical Services (Halls Creek).

More specifically, you will:

  • Develop networks in the East Kimberley region to support for smoking prevention and smoking cessation outcomes;
  • Ensure the TIS program is aligned to and successfully meeting the needs of the East Kimberley community;
  • Work with the TIS Regional Manager to ensure the program is outcomes based and meeting the monitoring and evaluation milestones as set by the National Smoking Cessation Best Practice Unit;
  • Coordinate the planning, facilitation and evaluation of the TIS Activity Plan in conjunction with TIS Regional Manager and TIS Coordinator, West Kimberley;
  • Participate in collaborative partnerships with relevant agencies, community organisations, and clients to promote TIS services; and
  • Develop and promote strong partnerships, referral pathways and information sharing protocols between OVAHS, YYMS, key stakeholders and the TIS program.

To be successful you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community development, social work, health promotion or other relevant area;
  • Demonstrated experience in project administration, coordination and evaluation;
  • Experience in leading a team;
  • Demonstrated experience in working constructively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Excellent literacy, computing and reporting skills;
  • To identify as a non-smoker; and
  • Current WA manual driver’s license and ability to travel regularly for outreach clinics.

OVAHS is looking for candidates with well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to maintain client confidentially at all times within and outside the workplace. Ideally, you will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the area of smoking cessation, however, this is not mandatory. 

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require a National Police Clearance and Working with Children clearance.

About the Benefits

OVAHS offers a stable, safe and supportive work environment with GP's, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, SEWB workers, Health Promotion Officers, Family Support Workers, and Allied Health Workers.

OVAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $81,682 p.a. (commensurate with skills and experience), plus generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay! 

In addition, you will have access to annual airfares after 12 months of employment to the value of $1,800 per year and accommodation allowance of $6,500. You will also receive 5 weeks annual leave, giving you plenty of time to explore the region!

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.


Don't miss out on the chance to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Please note: Candidates must respond to the questions below and attach a current resume to be considered.

Candidates MUST be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents and/or the right to live and work in Australia, as OVAHS does not undertake sponsorships.

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