Auahi Kore (Smoking Cessation) Quit Coach - Public Health

Nelson / Tasman Community

Permanent 0.8FTE (64 hours/fortnight)

We are passionate about delivering high quality and culturally appropriate services to our clients

  • Team-oriented personality with initiative, empathy and sound judgement
  • Accredited stop smoking practitioner, or be willing to undergo training
  • Background ideally in health, counselling, addictions or social services

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

This is a permanent part-time role (0.8FTE), based at the Richmond Health Hub, supporting the delivery of the Stop Smoking Service district wide. Working with the Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) Smokefree Team Leader and Smokefree team, the successful applicant will provide guidance and support for people wishing to quit smoking. The role will include delivery of individual, as well as group-based support. Hauora Maori and health equity are priorities for our service.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be an accredited stop smoking practitioner, or be willing to undergo the training required, and you will act as a role model with respect to leading a healthy lifestyle, including being a non-smoker. You will ideally have a background in health, counselling, addictions, or social services as well as experience working with complex clients. It will be important that you have an awareness of inclusiveness of gender, race and differing cultures, as well as the ability to create a safe, culturally appropriate environment for change. 

You will bring motivational interviewing skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of health professionals and providers. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) 

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We are a passionate and dynamic team who work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security and workplace wellness programmes. 

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information, please contact Kelly Atkinson, Team Leader Smokefree,

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 


Applications close: Sunday 23rd May (extended)

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N21-265

Location: Richmond - Health Hub

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 May 2021