Deadly Choices Team Leader

Posted September 2, 2021

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, positive and personable individual to lead our dynamic Deadly Choices Team team as a Deadly Choices Team Leader.


Gidgee Healing provides a broad range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the region; including GPs, Nursing; Aboriginal Health Workers; Allied Health professionals; Maternal and Child Health; and visiting Medical Specialists. Gidgee also provides a range of family-focused Mental Health and Wellbeing services, as the lead agent for both headspace Mt Isa and the Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service.  More recently, Gidgee Healing has transitioned into providing Aged Care services across the Gulf regions of Queensland.


The Deadly Choices Team Leader reports to the Director of Primary Health and is part of the Health Services team.

The Deadly Choices Team Leader is responsible for the management, marketing, and implementation of school and community based health education, promotion and prevention activities; that will assist local and regional Indigenous communities to reduce chronic disease factors, particularly smoking cessation, improving levels of nutrition and increasing physical activity.

Specifically the Deadly Choices Team Leader will lead the implementation of the Regional Deadly Choices Program, in line with the Regional Action Plan, the Deadly Choices and Smoking Cessation Procedures Manuals and the objectives and plans of regional CCHS’s.

The scope of the position includes management, human resources management and health service quality assurance and delivery.


  • Degree or Diploma in Social Services or Business – desirable
  • Certificate IV or above in a relevant VET qualification e.g. Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug  or equivalent preferred, plus TAE and Counselling qualifications highly regarded
  • Senior work experience in Education and/or similar Community Preventative Health programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business
  • The ability to work with other health professionals and organisations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate negotiate and liaise with clients and members of the community, general and technical staff in the provision of professional quality client service
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate health promotion programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander target groups in the target area
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Business technology and desktop applications; internet, word, spreadsheet and database packages
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Practical Requirements  

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  • Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.
  • Willingness to travel by road and small planes.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please call Recruitment Officer, Jacquita Chong on 0459 907 022.

Please submit your application by close of business Thursday 19th August 2021 by clicking the apply button.