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Witness Intermediaries Panel

North and North West Tasmania

The Department of Justice is seeking expressions of interest for people with expertise in communication for appointment to undertake the role of a witness intermediary from:

  • Speech pathologists,
  • Psychologists,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Social workers, or
  • Other people with qualifications or appropriate skills in working with children or people with communication needs.

Witness intermediaries work alongside police, lawyers and judges to ensure that children and vulnerable witnesses are supported to communicate their best evidence.

The Witness Intermediary Scheme Pilot (the Scheme) operates in all regions of Tasmania and interest is sought from the North and North West of Tasmania. The Scheme provides an exciting opportunity for appropriately qualified professionals to utilise their skills in the criminal justice system.

For more information please contact:

Marita O’Connell
Assistant Director, Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit
Department of Justice
intermediary@justice.tas.gov.au
Ph. 03 6165 4802

Applications including a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria should be marked ‘Personal and Confidential’, and sent to:

Recruitment Officer
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS   7001

or by email to: applications@justice.tas.gov.au

Applications must be received by close of business on Sunday, 31 October 2021.

Applications will be acknowledged when received.

An information package (DOCX, 1.3 MB) for people interested in applying is available on the Department of Justice website.