Allied Health Professional - Acute Care Team (Mental Health) (525828)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 16, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:


$94,469 to $111,765 per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible

Please note that part time hours may be considered.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


175 Collins St, Hobart


As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed care, in accordance with National Standards for Mental Health Services, Agency policies and procedures, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Allied Health Professional – Acute Care Team (Mental Health) will:

  • Undertake the delivery of quality care to consumers, their families, and carers of the Acute Care Team (ACT) service, based on best practice principles including recovery oriented practice, the Triangle of Care Framework and Trauma Informed Care, within a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

  • Provide assertive community based mental health care to consumers of the service through active therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments and ongoing psychotherapeutic work using a range of modalities and techniques including service and family and carer liaison and collaboration.

  • Provide specialist assessment and treatment services to consumers of the ACT, including triage and assessments, safety planning and contributing specialist skills and experience to treatment and transfer of care and discharge planning, in the consumer’s home and/or the community.

  • Promote community awareness in relation to mental health and act as a consultant to other services regarding the support and care of consumers with mental health needs in the community setting.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or

  • Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

  • 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

  • Established professional relationships with service providers external to SMHS.

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

(image) 525828 Allied Health Professional - Acute Care Team (MH) HP03 (June 2021) WWCT.pdf
(image) 525828 Allied Health Professional - Acute Care Team (MH) HP03 (June 2021) WWCT.docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that 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 for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Kristy Arrold
Nurse Manager – Acute Care Stream Lead
Phone: 0448 397 892
Email: [email protected]

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