Asthma Educator

Organisation Name Asthma Australia
Location Brisbane
Date Posted 2018-12-04
Job Type Contract or Temp
Job Number 54863


  • Help build an Australian community free from asthma
  • Provide evidence based information and health coaching to people with asthma
  • Would suit a candidate with a mix of clinical, administrative and people skills


The Organisation
If asthma were to be wiped out in Australia, we would have 400 fewer people die each year.  If asthma were to be wiped out in Australia, we would have almost 69,000 fewer visits to our emergency departments every year and save our economy $27 billion in direct and associated costs.
And if asthma was to be eradicated, we would spare one in nine Australians  from wheezing, feeling their chests tighten and struggling to breathe.  This is our goal.
As an established leader in the healthcare sector, Asthma Australia takes our role of supporting the 1 in 9 people who deal with Asthma seriously by delivering a range of support and education programmes across the community.
We are an agile and innovative national organisation focused on supporting and representing the needs of those who matter most - people with asthma, their treating health professionals and communities supporting them.

Benefits & Culture
  • Professional development, supportive team of peers, mentoring by industry leaders
  • Join a business that makes a real difference to people’s lives
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

The Role
You will provide information, education, coaching and resources on asthma and linked conditions to support people with asthma and their carers.  Asthma Australia offers a structured phone coaching programme to people with Asthma.  You will follow an online programme and lead clients through structured questions, identifying gaps based on guidelines, providing information and setting clear goals for them to reach.
You will spend approximately 70% of your day on the phone helping people to work through their programme.  You will enter data online as you go and ensure the system is up to date after each coaching session. Feedback to the client and their GP via a report is then completed.   Additional time may be spent providing education to health professionals or stakeholders in a group setting or applying your health knowledge to review in house information and training resources. This role is initially offered on a two year contract.

Skills Required
The successful candidate will have experience working one on one with people living with a chronic disease. Additionally you will have:
  • Formal qualifications in health, nursing, allied health or similar
  • High level of computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Health coaching experience is desirable

If you’re passionate about helping Australian’s breathe better, please send your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above in MS Word format quoting #54863. Alternatively, call Louise Furlong on 07 5530 8066 to discuss.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.