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Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (524337)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - NW Region
North West Regional Hospital

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Band 4 Range 1 Lvl 1
Salary:$67,134 to $77,389 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Part Time
Region: North West
Location:North West Regional Hospital

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker, working 38 hours per fortnight.

Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Who are we?

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.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer to ensure patients who self-identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are, supported and connected appropriately with relevant members of the Aboriginal community, and also support the THS - North West to provide culturally sensitive, safe and accessible health care to these patients.

Reporting to the Manager - Social Work Services, this role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to establishing, maintaining and promoting effective networks and communication at a local and state wide level and act as a point of contact for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community when interfacing with THS.

Are you?

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

Do you have?

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration?
  • Knowledge of issues impacting the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and conducting cultural awareness programs?
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective networks with stakeholders and the aboriginal community?

What can we offer?

  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Essential Requirements

  • Aboriginality. The Head of the State Service has determined that this is an Aboriginal Identified Position and that it will be filled in accordance with Employment Direction No. 10: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tagged and Identified Positions.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.
  • 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
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Qualifications in a health or welfare related discipline.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Download File 524337 Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Band 4 (January 2019) HAHSA.pdf
Download File 524337 Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Band 4 (January 2019) HAHSA.docx
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications via ‘Apply Now’ are preferred. Click the blue ‘Apply Now’ button

 If you apply Online,

  • Please do not send additional paper copies of the application through the mail
  • Please do not include Application for Employment form.


Submitting applications by email -

Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).docx


Submitting applications by Post -

Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
Box 258

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

Sharlene Meldrum
Manager - Social Work Services

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