Tackling Indigenous Smoking Coordinator

Job No: AHCWA1191
Location: Highgate, Perth WA

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term to 30 June 2023 with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $86,569.58 - $92,340.88 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Coordinator reports to and is directly accountable to the Executive Manager - Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement (PHCQI) and forms part of the broader PHCQI Work Group. The role is responsible for the management, coordination, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of collaborative activities associated with the AHCWA Tackling Indigenous Smoking team as per the funding agreement.

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking team focuses on undertaking a multi-level population health and whole of region approach to tobacco control, targeting all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This approach involves community education via events, media messages, small group sessions, and referral pathways to specialist Tobacco Cessation Services for one on one support.

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking team actively collaborates and works closely with the National Best Practice Unit to develop strategies, address key challenges, facilitate data collection, undertake performance reporting and participate in national and state workshops and training.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Experience in communicating and working constructively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective networks, alliances and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities, and health sector organisations.
  • Understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Experience in project administration, coordination and planning.
  • Experience in staff administration, coordination and planning.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Social marketing skills or the capacity to quickly acquire such skills.
  • Knowledge of smoking prevention and cessation programs.
  • Ability to understand the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce.
  • Possession of a current Western Australian Working with Children Check.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by their community;
  • Can demonstrate their ability to deliver appropriate training and other programs to achieve reduction of tobacco usage amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals; and
  • Possesses a relevant graduate qualification in the area of health sciences or education or equivalent experience.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and WA Working With Children Check prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $86,569.58 - $92,340.88 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information about this position please call Kimberley Biggs, People and Culture Advisor on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

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

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About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.


Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS’ Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.


AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.


AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit all employees.


AHCWA also has a training and development centre that delivers a variety of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.


The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.


These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.

Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity

To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at www.ahcwa.org.au

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