1.0 FTE | Fixed Term to 31 Dec 2021 (possibility of extension) | Hobart (flexible) | SCHADS Level 8 (+salary packaging)
Tasmanians drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and take drugs.
For some, it may be the occasional drink or cigarette on a special occasion or it may be prescription medication to manage chronic pain.
For others, their relationship with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs may be more complex causing their drinking, smoking or other drug use to impact their health. For some, their drug use may involve substances that are not only considered dangerous but are also illegal.
For those seeking support for their drug use, there is a range of treatment and support services across Tasmania that can help. A large number of these are delivered by community organisations, alongside government public services.
Every year thousands of Tasmanians will seek some form of support with their drug use – and I need someone to help me get a better understanding of what support they’re seeking, where and why.
That is, all organisations that deliver treatment services (including government) have their own information technology systems, but they don’t ‘talk’ to each other. As a result, we don’t have access to real-time information on how many Tasmanians are seeking support, for what or where. This lack of information adds to our challenge of ensuring that the services that are being delivered are in the right place at the right time for the Tasmanians who need them.
So how do we fix this? I’m glad you asked. The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council is working in partnership with the Tasmanian Government and Primary Health Tasmania to hire someone to coordinate a review of the different information technology systems (both government and non-government) and propose options for what can be done to enable them to be connected.
We’re looking for someone who can provide high-level specialist business analysis advice in relation to business administration and information technology systems. You may have had previous experience as a business analyst, or with information technology systems development or another related field. You’ll need to be experienced in project management, because you’ll be responsible for writing the project plan, establishing the working group and lead the conversations with senior representatives across the community organisations and government.
Does this sound like you?
Want to chat with me? I can be contacted on 0450 517 017.
If you do apply, in no more than two A4 pages (plus a CV) tell me who you are and why you are the best person for the job and our team (no recruitment agencies please).
Send it to me, Alison Lai at email@example.com by 5pm, Friday 12 March 2021.
If you think you are the right person for this role, and you also have a lived experience of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, I encourage you to apply.