Allied Health Graduate Recruitment Campaign - Statewide Mental Health Services

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 17, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Statewide Mental Health Service

Allied Health Graduate – $75,473 per annum

Permanent Fulltime – Multiple Positions - $25,000 Scholarships Available

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You can start your mental health career anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. Here you will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks, and incredible fresh produce crafted by locals. After a hard day at work, you don’t have to sit in traffic for an hour. You decompress with a wander through your home city, an easy commute along the water, or put on your boots and tell it to a mountain.

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practise that sees our mental health clinicians closely linked to the broader multidisciplinary team. We are large, established teams of high-achieving professionals; a mix of passionate locals and new Tasmanian adventurers who will welcome your energy and experiences into our group dynamic. Here, you can learn alongside a team full of national and international experience, work across a vast range of the profession, hone your craft, and make a difference to the lives of our community. You do this while also having time to enjoy your life outside of work and all that this place has to offer.

This is a place where you can establish a life and career built around purpose and quality time. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensuring you are fully welcomed into our culture. As an allied health team, we are dedicated to the development of our people and will work to help you to achieve your goals.

When you apply, we will ask you to rank your preferences for which of our three beautiful regions you would like to work in. Discover more here:

Burnie & Devonport // Launceston // Hobart

Allied Health Scholarship Program

You will also have the opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest for one of our Allied Health Scholarships. The Allied Health Scholarship Program provides up to $25,000 to support the costs of studying. Scholarship recipients will receive $15,000 in Year 1 of the Program (2023-2024) and a further $10,000 in Year 4 of the Program, following completion of three years’ service with the Tasmanian Health Service (from 2026-2027). A limited number of scholarships are available and will be awarded on merit. Scholarship recipients must accept an offer of employment with the Tasmanian Health Service and sign a Scholarship Agreement. An offer of employment does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded. Please refer to the Allied Health Scholarship Program Guideline and/or our Scholarship Website for more information, and complete the Expression of Interest Form. Please upload a copy of the Scholarship EOI Form as an additional document when submitting your application for employment.

For more information about becoming an Allied Health Graduate in Statewide Mental Health Services, Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone one of our service directors:

Allied Health Director, Mental Health Services South

Anne Easther: 6166 0825

Acting Group Director, Adult Mental Health Services North/North West

Jarod Bannon 6777 4197

Statewide Director Allied Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Amanda Quealy: 0460 020 243

Details of Appointment: Permanent, full-time, day time position, working 76 hours per fortnight (part-time may be negotiable with successful applicants)

Salary: $75,473 per annum (from 1 Dec 2023) + 11% superannuation

Salary Packaging: Access to a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for up to $5000 of expenses incurred through relocating

Professional Development: $1,000 per annum entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance paid in addition to this)

The role:
Provide an efficient and effective allied health service to the patients and clients of the Department of Health by:

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


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or
  2. Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or
  3. Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence
  2. Current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People may be required

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 and Function Statement, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Function Statement

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 Function Statement.

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

Please note:

For more information (Contact Officer)

Sophie Leitch-Anderson
Position: Allied Health Professional Officer

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