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Employer:  Department of Health and Human Services (TAS)
Job Type:  Casual
Address: 
Tasmania, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $48,227 - $50,414 pro rata
06/12/2016

Support Worker Fixed-Term and Casual Employment Register

Department of Health and Human Services

Applications close Thursday 23 November, 2017 11:55 PM

Position details

Award/Classification:
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: Statewide
Position no: Various
Award: Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award
Classification: Health Services Officer Level 4
Salary: $48,227 - $50,414 pro rata
Work Type: Register
Location: North, North West and South


Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of  children and their families?

Are you seeking to build a career working with children in need of care and protection?

Are you up for a challenge?

If you are passionate about supporting vulnerable and at risk children we would love to hear from you. We have a range of fixed term positions available; full-time, part-time and casual.

The role of Support Worker is to provide support to children, young persons and families who are subject to intervention under the Children, Young Person and Their Families Act.  The aim is enable children to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.

Working under the direction of a case manager, you will provide supervision of access visits to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the young person.  You will transport children and their families to and from access visits and various appointments.  You will also provide personal and parenting support in a range of environments.

This is a challenging but rewarding role which can be the first step in a career in Child Protection and will suit a wide range of applicants looking for a full-time or part-time contract. It will also suit applicants who would benefit from flexible working hours or working just a few hours a week. You might be retired, have a family of your own, or want to gain work experience while studying in a related field.  So if you cannot work full- time or part-time in a contract arrangement but are still interested in working to protect and safeguard children, come and talk to us too!

Please note that Working with Children Registration is an essential requirement of this role. It is recommended that if you are not currently registered you should apply as soon as possible. All applicants invited to the interview stage will be required to show evidence of registration or that they have lodged an application with the Department of Justice.

This register will remain open to applicants at all times until 23 November 2017 and will be reviewed on a regular basis.  This Employment Register will not preclude other Support Worker positions being advertised if required.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the relevant person listed below.

More information can be found at:

Children and Youth Services

The Benefits of Working with Us

 Working in Child Protection in Tasmania

Desirable Requirements


A relevant Vocational Education and Training qualification from the Community and Health Sector training area.

Essential Requirements


Current Working with Children Registration. Current Drivers Licence.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this position is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1) Conviction check in the following areas: a) Crimes of violence; b) Sex related offences; c) Serious drug offences; d) Crimes involving dishonesty; and e) Serious traffic offences.

2) Identification check.

3) Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

You are encouraged to apply online or forward your hard copy application quoting the vacancy number to: Recruitment Services, Human Resources, Department of Health and Human Services, GPO Box 125, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001. Please note if you are applying online you DO NOT need to upload an Application for Employment form.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Application for Employment (form201-WORD).rtf

Download File Application for Employment (form201-PDF).pdf

Download File Applicant Guide.pdf

Download File Statement of duties - Support Worker employment register.doc

Download File Statement of Duties - Support Worker employment register.pdf

More information

employment.register@dhhs.tas.gov.au

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

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