Sarah Fowler

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Human Resources
Not for Profit / NGO

POSTED 13th Jan, 2021   REF NO. BBBH12641

Prevention: Smoking Cessation Officer

About Cancer Council ACT

The Cancer Council ACT (CCACT) is a non-government, not-for-profit community organisation with a strong commitment to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT region, through community engagement, promotion of prevention and general support information and cancer research.

CCACT’s vision is for a cancer free future, and our mission, to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on people within the ACT and region is underpinned by our values, compassion, collaboration, trust, innovation, and excellence.

CCACT is committed to providing a healthy, supported, and safe work environment, free from harassment and discrimination.

The Opportunity

This position for CCACT sees you responsible for the smoking cessation activity in the general community as well as running the Tackling Tobacco ACT Program, a new ACT Government funded project.

You will run the ongoing day-to-day smoking cessation program which will include the presentation and evaluation of education and awareness sessions to influence quitting in a variety of settings as part of tobacco control.

As part of the Tackling Tobacco ACT program, you will have the opportunity to work with established community service organisations to assist them to reduce health and social inequalities through addressing smoking in disadvantaged communities.

In this position, you’ll enjoy working with a high performing team of likeminded people. Working in a modern office space in the heart of Deakin, you will enjoy the local coffee cart and close by cafes, while the regular healthy office team lunch every six weeks is a great chance to form strong connections while you down tools for an hour. CCACT offers a mature approach to work life balance, offering flexibility at those times you really need it, while on those occasions you do have to work out of hours, flexibility is offered.

The Role

As the Prevention Smoking Cessation Officer you will be reporting to the Clinical Team Lead where you will be the local source for advice and education on quitting smoking and responsible for implementing the Tackling Tobacco ACT Program.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring targets set through the Service Funding Agreement are met and / or exceeded
  • Presenting education sessions and courses to the broader community, corporate groups, school students, youth and other training for professionals to enable them to assist their clients to quit or prevent smoking
  • Developing strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, including government, health, education and community support service groups
  • Working with other Cancer Councils to continuously improve knowledge and best practice tobacco / quit smoking education processes
  • Working as part of the collective CCACT team to integrate tobacco control information into fundraising events and through external opportunities such as special events and expos
  • Developing and implementing appropriate documentation, procedures and guidelines
  • Preparing reports, information packages and talking points for the CEO when required
  • Researching and providing advice to increase effectiveness of ACT tobacco and e-cigarette control measures
  • Dealing effectively with any matters affecting CCACT in relation to the ACT Quitline
  • Providing ongoing liaison and training support to the organisations participating in the Tackling Tobacco ACT Program to ensure they achieve the program objectives

Your Background and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have a sense of charity, while the idea of making a difference to people’s lives is very appealing to you.

You will have experience working in the community / charity sector, health promotion, education or programs with the understanding of health promotion principles.

You pride yourself on strong personal accountability and drive, and you enjoy working autonomously and within a team while taking initiative to deliver results with the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, efficiently, and independently.

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, or extensive experience in running a health-related program is highly desirable
  • Understanding of tobacco usage and control issues will see you succeed in this role

Salary / Rate

  • A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate dependant on experience and inclusive of full BPI benefits
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Although there is no onsite parking available there is plenty of free parking in the surrounding area
  • Some out of hours and weekend work will be required but will not be extensive
  • Occasional interstate travel (pandemic appropriate)

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Fowler on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 12641.

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