Allied Health Professional – CHaPS (501027) Department of Health


The CHaPS Allied Health Professional

Provides therapeutic Psychological or Social Work services to parents with infants 0-4 years of age within a primary health care framework in accordance with the philosophy of CHaPS, Agency policy, legal requirements, and the Code of Ethics of the appropriate professional body (e.g., Australian Psychological Society [APS] or Australian Association of Social Workers [AASW])

The Role:

  • Work as an active and effective member of the CHaPS multidisciplinary team in the planning, implementation and evaluation of early intervention parenting support Psychological or Social Work services for clients and their families.
  • Ensure the delivery of a comprehensive clinical service through the provision of assessment, case management, individual and group therapies for clients and their families.
  • Provide evidence-based assessment and therapeutic interventions for clients and their families in relation to presenting clinical indicators.
  • Provide education and information and act as a resource.
  • Provide allied health advice and input regarding the case management of CHaPS clients, including attendance at team meetings and case review.

Note: – Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment:

Permanent part time, day work position working 60.8 hours per fortnight commencing from 14 August 2022.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • 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.


North West Tasmania – Parenting centre Burnie

Base Salary: $96,689 to $114,391 pro-rata, per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,245 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme.

Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $724 per annum for the ability to accrue fund up to five years
  • Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia; or
  • Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Current Working with Children Registration


Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  •   Current Driver’s Licence
  • Experience in therapeutic counselling, children and families and/or perinatal and infant mental health

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the blue “Apply now” button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All 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 of two referees before applying.

For More Information (Contact Officer)

Alison Hillman

Nurse Unit Manager – CHAPS
Phone:  0419 344 763
E-mail: [email protected]

Important Information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.




Department of Health

Job Salary

$96,689 to $114,391 pro-rata +10.5% Superannuation

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