Community Engagement Officer, Tackling Tobacco

About the Role

Under general supervision of the Team Manager the primary role of the Community Engagement Officer (Tobacco) is and not limited to:

  • Build the capacity of the Aboriginal community to understand the harms, risks and health impacts associated with smoking to make informed lifestyle choices.
  • 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

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 submit your CV, a Cover Letter and the Application Form. 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

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 1 June 2020

ESSENTIAL – includes qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge

  • Minimum of one (1) year vocational experience in Health/Community Services related field sufficient to fulfil duties or Certificate III or higher in Aboriginal Primary Health Care, Community Recreation, Health Promotion or Population health.
  • An understanding and knowledge of social, health and cultural issues effecting the Aboriginal and Torres Islander population in Adelaide and the great metropolitan region
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and confidence in presenting to groups.
  • Ability to liaise, network and negotiate with a range of human service organisations and government agencies.
  • Self-confidence and the ability to work without direct supervision, exercising tact and confidentially as required.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively engage with diverse Aboriginal audiences, including young people, pregnant mothers and those living with respiratory related chronic disease
  • Ability to set priorities and monitor own workflow.
  • Ability to competently use computing software.
  • Knowledge of Tobacco quit/cessation programs.
  • Knowledge of Healthy Lifestyle choices and strategies related to Tobacco cessation strategies.


  • Knowledge and/or experience in participating in planning, marketing, facilitating and evaluating culturally appropriate community education, health promotion and social marketing activities that promote quitting, smoke-free environments and encourage attitudinal and behavioural change
  • Previous experience working in community population health projects/programs that demonstrate best practice for Aboriginal and Torres Striate Islander people.
  • Knowledge of Tobacco related Chronic Disease.

Community Engagement Officer, Tackling Tobacco

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