Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Health Promotion & Education Officer

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (Tennant Creek NT, Australia) 12 days ago

Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region

Job Title: Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Health Promotion & Education Officer

Classification: Public Health

Salary: $74,611 - $83,385per annum

Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a

Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports to: Public Health Services Manager

Employment conditions: Per AHAC Enterprise Agreement 2017 - 2020

Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free gym membership, free general dentistry and Remote retention allowance of $750!

Exciting opportunity for a full time Tackling Indigenous (TIS) Promotion & Education Officer in our Public Health Services Section, based in Tennant Creek.

Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!

Commence an exciting opportunity where you will be joining our Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Team to contribute to closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes by reducing tobacco smoking as the most significant risk factor for chronic disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within our Barkly Region. You will experience everything Anyinginyi has to offer and understand how our Public Health Services Sections provide such an important role in Anyinginyi’s drive to be a Provider of High Quality Holistic Primary Health Care services to the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a Culturally responsive way!

You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions!

About us

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.

Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.

About the Tennant Creek region

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a university, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

About the Role

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporationhas an exciting opportunity for a full time Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Health Promotion and Education Officer to join their Kalpa Purru Wirranjarlki – Public Health Services Section, here in Tennant Creek. This role is offered on a Full-Time basis.

In consultation with community, you will be part of a small team responsible for developing, promoting and undertaking a range of supportive, evidence based resources and activities aimed to reduce the uptake of smoking, to promote smoke-free spaces, and supporting smoking cessation in Aboriginal communities within the Barkly region

Identified strategies will focus on community engagement as well as developing responsive, flexible, population and preventative health approaches to tobacco use outcomes to enhance community understanding of the effects of tobacco on overall and long-term health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in the Barkly Region.

More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):


  • Support ongoing development, coordination and facilitation of positive engagement, interventions and activities in accordance with the TIS program guidelines and organisational policies and practices.
  • Proactively support development of sustainable and respectful networks in Aboriginal communities within the Barkly Region to build community support for the promotion of smoking prevention and smoking cessation.
  • Contribute proactively to the effective functioning of the TIS program team in the provision of information to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco to improve lifestyle and decrease the burden of chronic diseases.
  • Uphold the vision, mission and priorities of the organisation as determined by the Board of Directors and outlined in its Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the identification and management of risk or potential risk to clients in order to reduce immediate concerns.
  • Ensure all program material and content is up to date, appropriate, relevant and engaging for the target audience.
  • Undertake administrative duties as directed in accordance with program and organisational expectations including report writing and the timely management of electronic client data records and registers to ensure compliance against funding obligations.
  • Actively contribute to a professional and culturally safe work environment.
  • Promote and support an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs free workplace strategies and exemplify aligned behaviours.
  • Be involved in collaboration with key stakeholders including community, government and not-for-profit agencies, representing and advocating for Anyinginyi and the TIS program at all times.
  • Work within limits of confidentiality and privacy appropriate to the TIS program.
  • Participate in staff training and development, organisation-wide, site-based team meetings, collaborative planning activities and other meetings or activities relevant to this position.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of systems and processes, including work health and safety, to ensure programs and services meet professional and industry standards.
  • Travel to remote communities.

About you

To be successful in this position, you will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in engaging with clients and writing documentation and reports.

Please note: An Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s card) obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.  

You will also need to possess the following: 

Essential skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Public Health/ Health Promotion or relevant field with minimum one year experience to sufficiently perform the key responsibilities of TIS Education Officer.
  • At least one year experience in developing and coordinating health promotion activities/events
  • Evidenced understanding of the Primary Health Care system and key issues relevant to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Experience working in Aboriginal community health or welfare services and ability to support the delivery of culturally responsive programs and services with an understanding of the importance of traditional cultures, values and protocols.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective networks and relationships, in particular with Aboriginal communities.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written) necessary to work and inform a multi-disciplinary team and in cross-agency and cross-cultural environments.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of localised innovative communication and public engagement strategies inclusive of digital campaigns that engage Aboriginal communities.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, tracking, reporting on and evaluating projects that have specified deliverable.
  • Well-developed skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite competency, and the use of client information management systems to support timely data collection, analysis and reports.
  • Evidenced ability to work independently with accountability and persistence.
  • Current NT drivers licence or ability to obtain one.
  • Non-smoker


  • Experience and knowledge of the Tennant Creek and Barkly Region.
  • Ability to speak a local language.
  • 4WD training.

If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!

We are not asking for a resume from you. Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.


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