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Aboriginal Liaison Officer Cancer Council Tasmania Hobart TAS Part-time Application Information Package Aboriginal Liaison Officer For more information, please contact: Irena Zieminski on 03 6169 1943 or email izieminski@cancertas.org.au Thank you for your interest in the Aboriginal Liaison Officer role (part time, fixed term) and Cancer Council Tasmania (CCT). This Information Package provides details about the role and how to apply. CCT uses a merit-based selection process which means it selects preferred candidates for positions based on their demonstration of the skills, abilities and attributes to meet the requirements of the position. This is demonstrated through application, interview and referee checks. Candidates are short-listed from the original pool of applicants. The Selection Panel will interview the short-listed candidates and determine the preferred candidate after referee checks. Why work for Cancer Council Tasmania CCT offers staff an inclusive, professional, positive work culture. As a leading not-for-profit organisation and recent recipient of the Telstra Business Awards - Social Change Maker 2018, some of the benefits of working for CCT include: Generous salary packaging including meal entertainment card availability. Holiday leave loading @ 17.5% (full & part time staff). 20% discount on all Cancer Council retail products. Close-by street parking available. Professional development opportunities offered and encouraged. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide employees with immediate confidential support to resolve workplace & personal issues. How to Apply for the Position Applicants will need to review the position description for the role included within this Application Package. To be considered for the role, applicants will need to send a copy of your resume and a brief expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) informing us why you are interested and how you meet the selection criteria to the nominated email address below. The selection criteria are detailed on the last page of the included position description. Two or more professional referees are to be nominated in the application. Please include their telephone number and/or email address and the relationship of each referee to yourself (e.g. supervisor). Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have with a referee. Applications should include the title of the role in the subject field. Their statement and current resume including nominated referees should be forwarded electronically to: ralbertini@cancertas.org.au For further information regarding the role or CCT, please do not hesitate to contact Irena Zieminski on 03 6169 1900 or izieminski@cancertas.org.au. Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 6th April 2021. Further Information Police Checks: Prior to any appointment, applicants are required to have a Schedule 1 National Police Certificate (no older than 3 months) and a current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (employment category). Health Checks: CCT does not insist on employees undergoing a pre-employment medical examination; however it is a condition of employment that in accepting this position you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. Cancer Council Tasmania Position Description Position Title: Aboriginal Liaison Officer Department: Quit Tasmania Location: Sandy Bay Status - Hours of Work: 0.4 FTE (fixed term contract until 30 June 2022) Classification Level: SCHADS Award Level 4 Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator No. of Direct Reports: Nil Last Review Date: March 2021 Key Purpose of the Role The key purpose of the Aboriginal Liaison Officer position is to work collaboratively with Aboriginal workers and communities to address high rates of smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Tasmania. Our Organisation Cancer Council Tasmania (CCT) is a charity working to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians through advocacy, raising awareness of cancer prevention and offering support and information to anyone affected by the disease. CCTs vision is for a cancer free future. Our mission is to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians. The values underpinning our work are: generosity, integrity, collaboration, courage and innovation. Quit Tasmania, a program of CCT, has been leading efforts in tobacco control since 1995 through prevention, support, research and advocacy programs. Quit Tasmanias vision is a Tasmania free from tobacco and its harmful effects. We aim to eliminate the harms of tobacco by preventing smoking uptake and supporting all Tasmanians who smoke to quit for good. We accomplish this through collaboration, partnerships and evidence based practice. Quit Tasmania is primarily funded by the Tasmanian Government Department of Health. Quit Tasmanias main functions include: * providing (via the Quitline telephone counselling service) specialist information, support and tailored counselling to assist Tasmanians who want to quit smoking. * delivering anti-tobacco social marketing campaigns. * providing information and resources to build capacity for smoke free settings and communities. Our Work Environment CCT is a smoke-free work environment. CCT is committed to providing a healthy, supported and safe work environment, free from harassment and discrimination. Role Responsibilities 1. Develop and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal organisations and communities. 2. Build and maintain culturally sensitive and respectful relationships to promote the Tasmanian Quitline and encourage referral to, and uptake of, the Quitline smoking cessation service. 3. Liaise with Aboriginal organisations and communities to identify local needs regarding smoking cessation support from Quit Tasmania. 4. Contribute to increasing Quit Tasmanias cultural competence. 5. Undertake administration processes relevant to the Quitline Enhancement Project. 6. Provide input to assist with reporting requirements in accordance with funding agreements. 7. Represent CCT on committees and working groups. 8. Undertake other duties as determined by the Community Engagement Coordinator and/or the Director, Quit Tasmania. Position Requirements Essential: The filling of this position is in line with the specified general exceptions under Clauses 25 & 26 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998. This is an identified position for only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. Possession of a Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card, or willingness to obtain one. Well-developed knowledge of cultural competence. Can be required to undertake intrastate travel and therefore must possess and maintain a current drivers license. Ability to commit to Quit Tasmanias objectives including promotion of Quit Tasmanias vision of a Tasmania free from tobacco. Pre - Employment: CCT will conduct a Police Check prior to the successful applicants appointment to this role. Selection Criteria The selection criteria outline the skills, experiences and behaviours that are necessary to successfully carry out the role. Essential: 1. Extensive knowledge and understanding of, and ability to work effectively with, Tasmanian Aboriginal communities. 2. An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, cultural beliefs and protocols. 3. Excellent relationship building skills. 4. Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team. 5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to support establishing and maintaining positive and constructive relationships with key stakeholders. 6. Well-developed organisation and time management skills. 7. Current Drivers License. 8. Ability to undertake frequent intrastate travel. 9. Acceptance and endorsement of the values of CCT and the ability to commit to Quit Tasmanias objectives including promotion of Quit Tasmanias vision of a Tasmania free from tobacco. Desirable: 1. Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience. 2. An understanding of the effects of smoking particularly as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 3. Experience working with Aboriginal organisations and communities.