Defendant Health Liaison Officer (522875)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services
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Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement, Allied Health Professional, Level 3

Employment type:

Full Time



Job description:

Work as a part of the Government's Safe at Home initiative. Assist offenders to access services, support and treatment to reduce the risk of further offending.

The Defendant Health Liaison Service has been developed as a part of the Government's Safe at Home initiative to enhance the service response to family violence offenders with health and/or welfare needs who enter the Safe at Home system. The service assists offenders to access appropriate services for assistance, assessment and/or treatment through active referral and provides information and consultation to Safe at Home and other services. The overall aim of the Defendant Health Liaison Service is to enhance service delivery to offenders, reduce the risk of further offending and to increase victim safety.

Your Role:

  • Provide an initial risk assessment to those persons identified within the Justice system as having, or who may have. single, dual, or multiple mental health, disability, and alcohol and/or drug issues.
  • Maintain accurate files and provide timely reports to the Family Violence Courts as needed.
  • Liaise with relevant government and non-government agencies to formulate appropriate interventions that are acceptable to the court, client, and the services involved in the care and case coordination of the client.
  • Ensure that referral and relevant information is relayed promptly to Agencies involved with ongoing care and support of people with complex needs including mental health, disabilities and drug and alcohol problems.

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

About Safe at Home

Safe at Home is Tasmania's integrated criminal justice response to family violence and is underpinned by the Family Violence Act (2004).

It involves a range of services working together to address the risk and safety needs of victims and children and hold perpetrators accountable.

It utilises a pro-intervention policy to address family violence, complemented by a human services approach to support recovery and change.

Details of Appointment:

Fixed Term, full time, day worker position, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2024.

*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.


Launceston, Tasmania


$103,608 - $114,431 per annum + 11% superannuation + 6.5% correctional allowance

  • Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable
  • Please note that access to salaries beyond $109,964 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme
  • Salary range is in accordance with the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement No. 2 of 2022


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate allied health professional course of study at a recognised tertiary institution and registered with the relevant Board or, in the case of unregulated professions, eligible for membership of the relevant professional association

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • 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:
  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:

  • 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, please contact:

David Movric

Phone: 0400 808 500
Position: Manager - Community Forensic Mental Health Service / Defendant Health Liaison Service

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.
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