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Smoking Cessation Facilitator

Merri Health - Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Merri Health – Smoking Cessation Facilitator

  • 0.6 EFT; Permanent Part Time position
  • Site: Various Merri Health Sites
  • Join an established multi-disciplinary team, who strive to help our clients reach their desired outcomes

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

You will be working as part of an established multidisciplinary team to provide individual counselling in smoking cessation clinic which targets people who wish to stop smoking, especially those with chronic diseases. This role is funded by Community Health and will require using an integrated addiction counselling model.

As the Smoking Cessation Facilitator in the Prevention of Chronic Illness Care Team you will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality, evidence based individual counselling service to assist clients in the cessation of tobacco smoking
  • Develop goal direct care plans to assist clients in achieving “their goals” and promote a self-management approach.
  • Health education, on both a group and an individual basis, with a particular focus on chronic conditions and restoration of function
  • Participation in planning, designing and implementation of group programs that operate across different sites of Merri Health

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Qualification in relevant Allied Health, Social Work or Counselling field and current registration with AHPRA or appropriate registration body
  • Demonstrated experience providing smoking prevention and cessation practices
  • Ability and experience to develop, plan, implement and evaluate smoking cessation programs.
  • Experience or training in motivational interviewing or health coaching models.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team

What we offer

You will be working with a motivated and experienced multi-disciplinary team, in a community health setting to deliver high quality health care to our community.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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