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Expressions of interest

Member Anti-Discrimination Tribunal

Member Anti-Discrimination Tribunal

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest in appointment as a member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal pursuant to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Expressions of interest are sought from persons who are an Australian lawyer of not less than 7 years' standing as an Australian legal practitioner, a magistrate or a former judge.

Appointment is by the Minister for Justice for a term of five (5) years. Members receive remuneration of $159 per hour.

More information about the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal is available from the Department of Justice website or by contacting Ross Thomas, Registrar, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal on 03 6166 4752 or by email ross.thomas@justice.tas.gov.au.

Responses must contain a curriculum vitae, the names of two (2) professional and confidential referees and a completed probity check statement.

Applicants are to refer to the published selection criteria in the Information Package (pdf, 144.7 KB). when completing their expression of interest.

Expressions of Interest should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent electronically to applications@justice.tas.gov.au or

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 31 May 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

Prison Official Visitor

Prison Official Visitor

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from people with relevant experience who wish to be considered for appointment as Prison Official Visitors. Prison Official Visitors conduct a regular program of visits to all prisons in Tasmania. This expression of interest is for Prison Official Visitors to conduct visits in the south of the State. Prison Official Visitors inquire into the treatment, behaviour and conditions of prisoners and detainees, as well as receiving and investigating individual complaints.

Prison Official Visitors are appointed for a period of three years, receive remuneration at a rate of $25 per hour, and are reimbursed reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

The Prison Official Visitors Scheme is administered by the Office of the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner.

Please note that any potential appointee will be required to undertake a criminal history check

Persons lodging an expression of interest are asked to provide a curriculum vitae outlining relevant areas of experience and interest, and to provide any additional information to support their expression of interest (including the names and contact details of two referees).

Expressions of interest including, the names and contact details of two referees, should be marked ‘Personal and Confidential’, and be addressed to:

Human Resources, Recruitment and Establishments

Department of Justice

GPO Box 825, Hobart TAS 7001

or emailed to applications@justice.tas.gov.au

Expressions of interest must be received by close of business on 31 May 2019

Further information can be obtained from Phil Donnelly Manager Official Visitors, Office of the Ombudsman and Health Complaint Commissioner, on 0361664566 or by email at phil.donnelly@ombudsman.tas.gov.au

Counsellors – National Redress Scheme

Counsellors – National Redress Scheme

Seeking applications for registration as an approved Counsellor for Counselling and Psychological Care Services

The Department is seeking expressions of interest for registration as an approved counsellor in the Department of Justice’s Approved Counselling Referral Scheme. This Scheme applies to counsellors wishing to be registered for counselling eligible victims of child sexual abuse under the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

The National Redress Scheme was created in response to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse through

  • acknowledging that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions
  • holding institutions accountable for this abuse, and
  • helping people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling and psychological services, a direct personal response, and a monetary payment.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

Where a service provider seeking registration is an organisation and that organisation is a “responsible institution” for the purposes of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 or a related entity of a “responsible institution” that service provider will not be eligible for registration to provide CPC services to Tasmanian survivors.

Minimum requirements

There are minimum requirements you must meet to be eligible to be registered as an Approved Counselling Service Provider.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Details and evidence of currency of all qualifications and accreditation along with details of Medicare Australia registration, including provider number and services registered to provide from the following
    • Psychologist
    • Social worker
    • Occupational therapist
    • Medical Practitioner, or
    • Other providers with qualifications and appropriate skills working with trauma associated with child sexual abuse
  • Organisation seeking registration for its members must provide details and evidence of the above for each of the individuals seeking registration.
  • Details of locations of a practice address, business hours and/or locations at which the Applicant is reasonably able to provide Counselling and Psychological Services.

Applicants seeking registration under the Approved Counselling Referral Scheme will need to demonstrate they meet the National Service Standards for the Provision of State and/or Territory Based Counselling and Psychological Care (PDF, 103.3 KB).

Approval criteria

Each individual service provider seeking registration must:

  • Demonstrate an ability to provide counselling to adult victims of child sexual abuse who often have complex trauma symptoms
  • Demonstrate currency in trauma-informed professional development, and
  • Carry appropriate indemnity insurance.

Checklist

In addition to meeting the approval criteria, Applicants must submit a typed application form and supply the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae for each individual named in the Application seeking registration
  • Continuing professional development log for the preceding 12 months
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People registration number
  • Certified copy of a current national police check
  • Copy of driver’s licence or passport, and
  • Application Declaration for each individual seeking registration.

How to apply

An application package is available on request by email.

Any requests for an application package or enquiries relating to the registration process, should be directed to the Director, Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit, Department of Justice by email at CPC@justice.tas.gov.au.

Where to send you application

The Department of Justice will acknowledge receipt of all applications by email. If you do not receive email confirmation of receipt within four business days, it is recommended that you contact the Department to confirm receipt.

Completed application forms and supporting documentation may be returned to

Email: CPC@justice.tas.gov.au.