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Community Connector – Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

Community Connector – Tackling Indigenous Smoking (Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Identified)
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
Full time
About the role
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Community Connector will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program across the following areas: Condobolin, Grenfell, Forbes, Cowra, Orange, Bathurst, Oberon, Portland, Lithgow, Dunedoo, Gulgong, Mudgee and any other relevant towns within the boundaries of this service area.
The TIS Community Connector has the primary responsibility of:
  1. Collaborating with the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service to plan, implement and evaluate TIS health promotion and community engagement programs
  2. Enhancing the capacity of Indigenous families and communities to tackle Indigenous smoking, understand smoking/vaping risks, and raise awareness of cessation as key to achieving health outcomes
  3. Developing and implementing local strategies to address smoking and vaping
  4. Establishing sustainable partnerships between Aboriginal communities and other agencies in research, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of information related to TIS services
  5. Promoting TIS services by participating in community events and schools programs.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
ESSENTIAL:
• Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Identified (NB: applicants race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)
• Ability to travel within the Central West including, but not limited to, Condobolin, Grenfell, Forbes, Cowra, Orange, Bathurst, Oberon, Portland, Lithgow, Dunedoo, Gulgong, Mudgee and any other relevant towns within the boundaries of this service area.
• Demonstrated experience working within the health promotion, community development or public health field.
• Ability to take direction, determine priorities and manage workloads in order to meet agreed timelines and objectives.
• Ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting culture, values and ways of doing business.
• Knowledge of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
• Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
How to Apply
Your application must include a cover letter and an up-to-date resume that details your capabilities and experience in relation to the above role. You will need to specify in your cover letter confirmation of your Aboriginality.
Closing Date: Monday 8 July 2024 11.59pm
Contact: Anna Blackie – Walu-win Manager/Diabetes Educator annab@oams.net.au
Chloe Navin – People & Workforce Lead chloen@oams.net.au

Download PD Community Connector – Tackling Indigenous Smoking (Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Identified) document here

Your application must include a cover letter and an up-to-date resume that details your capabilities and experience in relation to the role.

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