Aboriginal Quitline Liaison Officer - SA

Job No: CCSA193
Location: Adelaide

Aboriginal Quitline Liaison Officer - SA

  • Full time contract to 30 June 2022
  • Develop your career, working with Australia’s leading cancer charity
  • Connect the Quitline service with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across SA

About the company

Cancer Council SA’s vision is a cancer free future. Every minute, every hour, every day, we’re getting closer through impactful research, the delivery of cancer prevention activities, education and advocacy programs and providing support to people affected by cancer right here in South Australia.

Cancer Council is the only charity to help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship. We are proud to have served the community for 90 years and have an enviable reputation as one of South Australia’s most trusted charities.

About the role

The Aboriginal Quitline Liaison Officer works to connect the Quitline service with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across South Australia & Northern Territory through promotion & engagement with key stakeholders and communities.  The position works closely with the Aboriginal Quitline Counsellors and the Quitskills team. Through stakeholder and community engagement this position will use innovative ways to increase awareness and access to Quitline and the Aboriginal Quitline Counsellors .

Key accountabilities (outcome based)

  • Leading, planning and implementing innovative strategies that enhance and promote the Quitline service & Aboriginal Quitline Counsellors to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in SA and NT.
  • Networking and liaising with AHCSA and AMSANT member services and SA Health and NT Health services to promote referral pathways, present smoking cessation brief intervention approaches and provide Quitline information to staff
  • Identifying, supporting and promoting local role models to act as Quitline Champions who are either non-smokers or people who have quit to improve their health.
  • Organising events and supporting communities to promote Quitline through attending events, conferences, workshops
  • Working closely with the Aboriginal Quitline Counsellors to the promote the culturally appropriate narrative therapy counselling techniques utilised by Aboriginal Quitline SA/NT counsellors to increase the uptake of Quitline as a culturally appropriate service.
  • Working closely with the Quitskills Coordinator and Aboriginal Quitline Counsellors to develop culturally appropriate content, resources and promotional materials for Quitline SA/NT web and Facebook pages.
  • Support the Aboriginal Quitline counsellors in the triaging, prioritisation and management of client referrals as required.
  • Engaging with sponsorship stakeholders to follow up on activities as directed from the Aboriginal Programs Development Manager
  • In collaboration with Aboriginal health services and other tobacco control programs, provide Yarning circle or similar activities using a Narrative approach to talk about smoking with community
  • Promote and use the smokerlyzer in smoking cessation activities and at events
  • Participate in Quitline enhancement duties as required.

Person specification (knowledge, skills and experience)

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultural beliefs particularly as they relate to tobacco use.
  • Ability to develop and implement a project plan that works to achieve outcomes identified in contractual obligations.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, health and community workers.
  • Experience in facilitating group work, in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers.
  • Ability to apply research and theory relevant to implementing effective community health promotion strategies within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Ability to work independently on tasks with minimal supervision: establishing priorities, planning and implementing activities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team.
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including word processing, email, spreadsheet and database programs.

Special conditions

  • Intra/inter-state travel, out of hours and weekend work required
  • Persons of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply
  • May be required to undertake a health assessment prior to commencement
  • The successful applicant must be a non-smoker.
  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check

For more information, please see the position description or contact Sarah Agius on 08 8291 4266. Please apply online by 5pm Monday 13 July 2020.

People from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.

Cancer Council SA is an equal opportunity employer committed to effective volunteer involvement and maintains a non-smoking environment.

As a part of our recruitment process you may be required to undertake a medical assessment, police clearance check and/or any practical assessment deemed appropriate to the role.


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