Court Liaison Officer (North West) (526164d)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 3, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Court Liaison Officer (North West) vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (North West) (526164) and only one position will be filled on merit.


$94,469 to $111,765 pro-rata, 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

Please also note, this position attracts a 6.5% Correctional Health Service allowance.


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

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


Reece House, Mount Street, Burnie


As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality forensic mental health services and in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Court Liaison Officer will:

  • Provide assessment, intervention and referral services to individuals at the beginning of the criminal justice system.

  • Provide specialist liaison and consultation about mental health matters and management of associated problems to Magistrates, Solicitors, Police and Community Corrections staff at the Courts.

  • Provide specialist clinical mental health assessment to those persons identified within the Justice system as having or who may have a mental health problem.

  • Provide high-level written reports to the Courts.

Essential Requirements

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

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia; or

  • Graduate of an approved school of Occupational Therapy. Eligible for the membership to the Australian Association for Occupational Therapists

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

  • Current Driver’s Licence

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) 526164d Court Liaison Officer (NW) HP03 (July 2021) HR.pdf
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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
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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.

Important information

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For further information contact

David Movric
Manager – Community Forensic Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 1204

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