Administrative Officer - Forensic

REQ127913 Requisition #

Role Title: Administrative Officer, Forensic Team, Mental Health Review Tribunal

Employment Type:  Full Time, ongoing
Role Classification:  Clerk Grade 3/4
Remuneration:  $72,418 - $79,297
plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Hours per Week: 35

Location: Gladesville
Requisition IDREQ127913

Closing Date: 11:59pm 26 September 2019

About this role
This Administrative Officer position provides administrative, customer and Tribunal support to the Tribunal’s Forensic Division and in particular the Forensic community team of 5 positions.  


The area is very busy, often having critical deadlines. Good internal and external stakeholder engagement is central to the Administrative Officer role. The position holder must be able to work cooperatively and independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.


Where you'll be working
The Mental Health Review Tribunal is a specialist quasi-judicial body constituted under the Mental Health Act 2007. It has a wide range of powers that enable it to conduct mental health inquiries, make and review orders, and to hear some appeals, about the treatment and care of people living with a mental illness.


In its Forensic Division, the Tribunal reviews the cases of forensic patients, including those found not guilty by reason of mental illness; or those who have been found unfit to be tried. The Tribunal also reviews patients who have been transferred from prison to hospital to receive mental health treatment.


The Tribunal is based on the grounds of the old Gladesville Hospital at Gladesville.  It has a President, two full time and eight part time Deputy Presidents, a Registrar, 30 staff and approximately one hundred and forty part time members.


Further information about the Mental Health Review Tribunal can be found at:


What you'll be doing

The role involves:  

• Delivering a wide range of administrative support functions including, records management, generating routine correspondence, document compilation and distribution and data entry.


• Assisting with preparation and follow up for forensic hearings to ensure that patient files, exhibit lists and hearing kits are prepared accurately and efficiently.


• Providing data entry and administrative support in relation to Tribunal patient files to ensure accurate record-keeping of the forensic review process following records management guidelines, policy and procedures.


• Assisting with telephone enquiries and hearing management, showing initiative in handling inquiries and redirecting to the relevant business unit or Officer.


• Drafting and preparing routine correspondence and template documents accurately with attention to detail.

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  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. A Recruitment Pool may be created for future vacancies at the same/equivalent salary level
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  1. Describe how you manage competing demands while undertaking a range of important tasks that require attention to detail and must be completed within tight time frames. Please provide examples in your response.
  2. What do you think are the most important features of effective teamwork and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders?  Please give an example that demonstrates where you have applied these.

The Mental Health Review Tribunal and Ministry of Health values diversity and are committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.


To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.


Applications Close: 
11:59pm 26 September 2019

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