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Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Cancer Council Tasmania - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Application Information

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


  • 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.

CCT’s 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


Quit Tasmania, a program of CCT, has been leading efforts in tobacco control since 1995 through

prevention, support, research and advocacy programs. Quit Tasmania’s 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 Tasmania’s 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 Tasmania’s 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

  • 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
driver’s license.

  • Ability to commit to Quit Tasmania’s objectives including promotion of Quit Tasmania’s vision of
a Tasmania free from tobacco.

Pre - Employment:
  • CCT will conduct a Police Check prior to the successful applicant’s appointment to this role.
Selection Criteria

The selection criteria outline the skills, experiences and behaviours that are necessary to successfully

carry out the role.

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 Driver’s License.

8. Ability to undertake frequent intrastate travel.

9. Acceptance and endorsement of the values of CCT and the ability to commit to Quit Tasmania’s

objectives including promotion of Quit Tasmania’s vision of a Tasmania free from tobacco.

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.

Hobart, TAS

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