Smokefree Team Leader

Smokefree Team Leader

Primary Health Service - South Canterbury DHB 

Permanent, Part-time, (0.8 FTE)

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Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re looking for an experienced and confident team leader with great communication and organisational skills to manage our team of Stop Smoking Practitioners.  This stimulating position offers the opportunity for a motivated health professional to help shape and drive the Smokefree and Stop Smoking service across the region.

As leader of this self-motivated team, you will be assisting both individuals and the community in gaining their freedom from smoking. You will be leading education programmes in health promotion (such as targeted smoke free campaigns), and also work alongside colleagues throughout the health, disability and other sectors, all to support the vision of Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.

If you are a Health Practitioner with strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead a team, then this is your opportunity to start making a difference.  This role is responsible for maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships to help increase the overall uptake to the Smokefree program. Leading this important national initiative we would expect you are also Smokefree. 

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Experience leading a team
  • Demonstrated ability in behavioral change
  • Experience in engaging health practitioners and the community in targeted programmes  
  • Experience working with a diverse range of groups and individuals
  • Be a Registered Health Practitioner

Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications close 10 July 2022

This job advert may close early once a suitable applicant is found.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: FIAG2137846

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: Sunday, 10 July 2022