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Carer Worker (523404)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - Northern Region
Mental Health North

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Position details

Award/Classification:HSO Level 5-1
Salary:$54,448 to $57,604 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Part Time
Region: North
Location:52 Frankland St, Launceston

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Fixed term, part time, day work working 60.8 hours per fortnight to commence from 22 January 2018 until 30 June 2019. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Duties

  • The role of the Carer Worker is to support and assist in improving the wellbeing of families and carers of people with a mental illness with the provision of peer support.
  • The Carer Worker will work as an integral part of the clinical team, assisting in care-planning and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for the consumer.
  • The role is responsible for providing support for families and carers of people with a mental illness in their recovery journey and assisting individuals in navigating the mental health system, accessing external support and providing opportunity for peer learning through the provision of non-clinical support that compliments clinical care.
  • The Carer Worker works cooperatively and positively with families, carers and staff to encourage participation in individual treatment and recovery, through the identification of the carers ideas, suggestions and concerns, supporting families and carers  to advocate on behalf of themselves and their family member.

Essential Requirements

  • Personal experience of mental illness and use of clinical mental health services.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted:

1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:

a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty
e)  Serious traffic offences


2.  Identification check

3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

 

Desirable Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, or willingness to work towards same.
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Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

 Generic Carer Worker HSO 5 (November 2017) HAHSA (1).pdf
 Generic Carer Worker HSO 5 (November 2017) HAHSA.docx
 THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
 THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.

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Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:
 Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
 Application for Employment (Word).docx

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Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
PO Box 1963
LAUNCESTON  TAS  7250

 
In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.

For more information

Helen van der Molen
Team Leader - Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health Se, THS
helen.vandermolen@ths.tas.gov.au
(03) 6777 4985

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania. Visit us at www.ths.tas.gov.au 

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