Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc

                                         JOB DESCRIPTION FORM

                                                    Effective date of                Jun 2011
                                                    Award                              ACCHS

                                                    Award Type:                       Grade 4

Title:                 Health Promotion Officer

Responsible to:
 KAMSC Health Promotion Regional Coordinator
 KAMSC Population Health Executive Manager

Relationships – within KAMSC:
 Liaise with Health Promotion Graphic Artist and all other HPU personnel
 Liaise with KAMSC Population Health Unit.
 Liaise with other Kimberley Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Relationships – outside of KAMSC:

 Liaise and meet regularly with other government and non government agencies and
  organisations where relevant and as appropriate and, as directed by the KAMSC Health
  Promotion Regional Coordinator

                                         Duty Statement

According to the Ottawa Charter (International Conference on Health Promotion, 1986. WHO),
health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their
health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group
must be able to identify and to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the
environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living.
Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical
capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes
beyond healthy life-styles to well-being. The KAMSC Health Promotion Officer will assist and
support the HP Regional Coordinator to plan, implement and evaluate regional and local health
promotion activities and help to embed good health promotion practice and health literacy
education into KAMSC core business.

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                                  Key Responsibilities
   Assist with the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion
    training and resources to KAMSC staff and the local and regional community,
   Ensure health promotion activity has a health literacy focus
   Work with KAMSC services and Kimberley communities to develop social marketing
    strategies and health education materials, using multiple media
   Participate in the delivery of staff and board development to build health promotion
    capacity within KAMSC
   Maintain up to date understanding of best practice and effective health promotion
    interventions and disseminate lessons learned from local project implementation as well
    as current international and national evidence to support good health promotion in KAMSC
    programs and activities
   Advise Health Promotion Regional Coordinator of progress of health promotion initiatives
    regionally and at community level, through verbal and written reporting
   Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
   Participate in quality improvement initiatives
   Perform other duties as requested by the KAMSC Health Promotion Manager
   Work with KAMSC member services and remote clinics
   Maintain a professional standard at all times
   Adhere to KAMSC Policies and Procedures

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                                      Selection Criteria


   1. Qualifications and / or relevant experience in population health, health promotion, adult
      education, community development or related field
   2. Understanding of issues affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
      Islander people living in the Kimberley region
   3. Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating community based health promotion
      programs and managing health promotion projects
   4. Experience in developing and evaluating health promotion resource material for use in cross
      cultural settings
   5. Ability to communicate and work effectively with health promotion resource material for use
      in cross cultural settings
   6. Ability to communicate with and conduct in-service, training and education sessions to a
      range of audiences including health professionals, community organisations and community
   7. Ability to work independently in the field and as part of a team


   1. Good computer skills particularly in word processing and desktop publication
   2. Current WA manual driver’s license
   3. Willing and ability to travel frequently by light aircraft or 4WD to communities in the
      Kimberley region

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The details contained in this document are an accurate statement of the duties, responsibilities
and other requirements of the position.


Signature: __________________________________________             Date: _____/_____/_____

As occupant of the position I have noted the statement of duties, responsibilities and other
requirements as detailed in this document.

Name of employee: __________________________________________

Date Appointed: _____/_____/______

Signature: __________________________________________             Date: _____/_____/_____

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                                              About KAMSC


KAMSC (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council) is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled
Health Service (ACCHS) resource organisation providing a collective voice for a network of member
ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the spectacular Kimberley region of Western
Our major role is in advocacy and support for our ACCHS members, in addition to KAMSC being directly
responsible for the provision of comprehensive primary health care in 5 remote Aboriginal community
clinics at Balgo, Billiluna, Mulan, Beagle Bay and Bidyadanga. Our member ACCHS are based in
Kununurra (OVAHS – Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service), Halls Creek (YYMS – Yura Yungi Medical
Service), Derby (DAHS – Derby Aboriginal Health Service) and BRAMS (Broome Regional Aboriginal
Medical Service).
The KAMSC Centre for Aboriginal Primary Health Care Training Education and Research provides a
model of integrated health education, incorporating accredited training for medical undergraduates and
postgraduates, pharmacy trainees and Aboriginal Health Worker trainees through to Advanced Diploma

KAMSC is also responsible for the development and management of Renal Services for the Kimberley,
including satellite dialysis services and support and coordination of local primary health care services in
the provision of renal education and prevention, early detection and better management of established
kidney disease and coordination of care for those in advanced stages of kidney disease.

The KAMSC regional collective of ACCHS is a major employer in the Kimberley, with Aboriginal people
representing more than 70% of its 300+ strong workforce. KAMSC's regional support includes:
        Population Health                      Accredited Aboriginal Primary Health
        Social and Emotional Well Being           Care Training and Education
        Health Promotion                       Research
        Information Technology                 Regional Renal Services
        Pharmacy Support and Training          Undergraduate and Postgraduate
        Corporate and Financial Services          Medical Training

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