Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Educator

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

The TIS role supports the delivery of best practice smoking cessation education, which is meaningful, culturally appropriate and aligned to meeting the needs of the Kununurra region.

In your role, you will work with the TIS Regional coordinator (KAMS) in the development and evaluation of smoking cessation education activities and resources.

As a TIS Educator, you will provide accurate data collection on all activities delivered in line with the TIS work plan and according to funding criteria.

You role will work in partnership with other TIS Educators to expand the program and provide education to a variety of age groups and target groups.

To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and client focused environment.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.



  1. Demonstrated experience in working constructively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  2. Well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to facilitate outcome-based group education sessions within a variety of community settings.
  4. Current WA manual driver’s license and ability to travel regularly for outreach programs.
  5. Excellent literacy, computing, and reporting skills.
  6. To identify as a non-smoker.
  7. Hold a National Police Clearance (current within the previous 3 months)
  8. Hold a current WA Working with Children Check
  9. Hold a current C-Class Drivers license



  1. Experience and/or qualifications in health promotion, community development, social work or education, or equivalent experience.
  2. Previous experience working for a Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience)
  2. Rental allowance
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay
  8. Superannuation
  9. Training and development


More information

Contact Jenni Rogers (Health Programs Manager)  on 08 9166 2209 or via email hpm@ovahs.org.au


To be considered for this position and shortlisted for an interview, please submit the below documents to: katie.tyson@ovahs.org.au

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees


Applications Close: 26th May 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: SSU
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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