Administrative Assistant (505135)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award/General Stream, Band 2
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South

As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Administrative Assistant:

  • Provides day to day administrative support to the designated Mental Health Service Team.

  • Contributes towards optimal administrative and business support processes at the local level.

The role:

  • Provide face to face and telephone reception service for Mental Health Service clients.

  • Ensure sensitive and confidential handling of all enquiries and that information is provided to the correct clinician in a timely manner.

  • Undertake general administrative and clerical duties as required by senior staff and other clinicians within the Team.

  • Liaise with a variety of personnel, including staff, clients and outside organisations.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The site:

There are two positions available: one is at the Hobart and Southern Continuing Care Team, based at New Town, and the other is at the Glenorchy and Northern Continuing Care Team, based at Terry Street, Glenorchy.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible, noting this position is in Glenorchy. 

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 38 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible, noting this position is in Hobart.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


Mental Health Services – South

One position in New Town and one position in Glenorchy

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$58,652 to $63,154 per annum + 10.5% superannuation 

  • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


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:
  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the "Apply" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

Please note:

  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For more information (Contact Officer)

Mel Nichols

Team Leader - Hobart & Southern Districts Adult Community Mental Health Service
Phone:  (03) 6166 1161

Important information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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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 as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.