Carer Peer Worker - Acute Care Team (525836)

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

Job Description:


$58,323 to $61,704 per annum


Health Services Officer Level 5


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, part-time, day work, working 38 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2022

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


175 Collins St, Hobart


The Carer Peer Worker - Acute Care Team (ACT), under the direction and supervision of the Manager / Nursing Director - Acute Care Stream Community Mental Health Service and within the scope of duties for the role:

  • Supports and assists in improving the wellbeing, knowledge and coping strategies of families and carers of people living with a mental illness.

  • Assists families and carers of people living with a mental illness to navigate the mental health and social services systems in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team and other service providers.

  • Works cooperatively and positively with families, carers, consumers and the multidisciplinary team to encourage participation in individual treatment and recovery plans, through the identification of the carers’ views, suggestions and concerns. Support families and carers to advocate on behalf of themselves and the consumer.

  • Participates and actively contributes skills and knowledge developed through lived experiences to the overall assessment, treatment and discharge planning processes for consumers accessing the ACT.

Essential Requirements

  • Personal experience of mental illness and use of clinical mental health services.

  • 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:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
e) Serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or willingness to work towards similar.

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) 525836 Carer Peer Worker - Acute Care Team HSO5 (June 2021).pdf
(image) 525836 Carer Peer Worker - Acute Care Team HSO5 (June 2021).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.

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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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