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Tasmanian Government

Guardian (355991)

Department of Justice
Public Guardian

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Position details

Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 6
Salary:$87,955.00 to $99,599.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
Region: South

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight (part time hours considered).  We recognise the value in flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.


  • Assist the Public Guardian by acting as guardian or occasionally as administrator for persons with disabilities and advocate on their behalf when the Public Guardian is appointed by the Guardianship and Administration Board.
  • Make applications to the Board as appropriate, primarily for the appointment of a guardian or an administrator or for the review of a guardianship or administration order.
  • Submit reports on any matters referred to the Public Guardian by the Board and to intervene, as appropriate, in any proceedings before the Board or Mental Health Tribunal.
  • Seek assistance in the best interests of any person with a disability from any Government department, institution, welfare organisation or service provider and influence systemic change in policies and procedures for people with disabilities.
  • Assist the Public Guardian to arrange, co-ordinate and promote informed public awareness and understanding of the rights of people with a disability and provide authoritative advice, including policy advice, on guardianship issues and the rights of people with a disability.
  • Assist the Public Guardian to investigate complaints or allegations of inappropriate guardianship, exploitation, abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities.
  • Participate in an after-hours “on-call” emergency service.  Assist with emergency investigations at short notice.
  • Assist the Public Guardian to investigate, report and make recommendations to the Minister on any aspect of the Act.

Essential Requirements

  • Current motor vehicle driver’s licence
  • The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

    The following checks are to be conducted:

    1. Pre-employment checks
    • Arson and fire setting
    • Violent crimes and crimes against the person
    • Sex-related offences
    • Drug and alcohol related offences
    • Crimes involving dishonesty
    • Crimes involving deception
    • Making false declarations
    • Malicious damage and destruction to property
    • Serious traffic offences
    • Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
    • Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
    • Crimes involving Conspiracy

          2.  Disciplinary action in previous employment.

          3.  Identification check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (355991) Guardian.doc

Download File Statement of Duties (355991) Guardian.pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (Aug13).doc

Download File Information for Applicants (Aug13).pdf

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.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).DOCX

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

For more information

Kim Barker
Public Guardian

(03) 6165 3444


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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents e.g. your current resume, response to the Selection Criteria, and/or a one page summary as requested in the job vacancy.