Community Engagement Coordinator – Tobacco

Join Us to Further Reduce Smoking in the Aboriginal Community

  • Become part of a successful team improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities in Adelaide
  • Undertake Tackling Tobacco activities to make a positive difference to people’s lives
  • Apply your skills and experience within the largest Aboriginal community controlled health organisation

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families in the greater metropolitan areas of Adelaide and regional areas to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

About the Program

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking program aims to reduce smoking prevalence rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reside in metropolitan Adelaide by providing an innovative population health program that encourages changes in smoking behaviours and attitudes. The program delivers services that undertake evidence-based tobacco control activities that are tailored to meet the needs of the local Aboriginal community.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting casual opportunity for a passionate Community Engagement Coordinator – Tobacco in Adelaide, SA with outreach to other service locations.

The team is responsible for coordinating and delivering targeted population and preventative health activities that promote lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of the onset of chronic diseases caused by tobacco. The program targets various target audiences inclusive of Aboriginal young people, pregnant mothers and families with young children and community organisations, groups or any other stakeholders that may engage or work with Aboriginal people.

The primary role of the Community Engagement Coordinator (Tobacco) includes, and not limited to:

  • Take the lead in coordinating the Tackling Tobacco team attendance at relevant community events and activities as required
  • In accordance with the annual team calendar coordinate, deliver and evaluate group activities and events that promote smoke-free environments and changes in behaviour in collaboration with the Tackling Tobacco Team. In collaboration with the team manager implement agreed activities that support Smoke-free sponsorships and partnerships
  • Ensure appropriate resources and promotional materials are sourced and utilised for events to reach the appropriate target audience
  • As required lead the development of printed materials and resources in consultation with the tackling Tobacco Team
  • Provide support and facilitate access to health services, Quitline services and other treatment services available for people ready to quit smoking
  • Raise awareness, practice and demonstrate to groups, families and communities, practical ways to change behaviours associated with smoking and to participate in healthy lifestyles
  • Maintain established networks and partnerships with relevant organisation’s and community groups to encourage a coordinated approach to tackling smoking and healthy lifestyle strategies
  • Identify, support and promote local role models who are either non-smokers or people who have quit to improve their health
  • Work within established procedures that encourage innovative ways of engaging with the Aboriginal community that support quit attempts and promote smoke-free homes and workplaces

Importantly, you’ll be able to demonstrate experience in supporting Aboriginal individuals and families, and will be driven to improve the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.

To Apply

Please note: A current SA Driver’s Licence and the ability to drive in the course of work activities is a requirement of this role. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check.

Please click here to view a full position description.

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via hr@nunku.org.au

Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note applications close by COB 31 January 2020.