Congratulations on considering a role with Anglicare Tasmania. We’ve designed this recruitment guide to help you put your best foot forward when applying with us and so you know what to expect during the recruitment process.

Make sure you’ve read the job advertisement carefully as it will specify the information required for applying for the role. Some positions, such as support workers, simply require you to provide an up-to-date resume, or a covering letter and a resume. Other positions may require a statement addressing selection criteria.

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your application as we don’t accept them late unless there are extremely exceptional circumstances.

Typically we receive lots of applications so you want to make sure yours stands out from the crowd. We want to read your application and get an immediate feel for your fit for the role, the team and our organisation. There are some tips on this in the guide below.

Our recruitment process

Congratulations on considering a role with Anglicare Tasmania. We’ve designed this recruitment guide to help you put your best foot forward when applying with us and so you know what to expect during the recruitment process.

Make sure you’ve read the job advertisement carefully as it will specify the information required for applying for the role. Some positions, such as support workers, simply require you to provide an up-to-date resume, or a covering letter and a resume. Other positions may require a statement addressing selection criteria.

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your application as we don’t accept them late unless there are extremely exceptional circumstances.

Typically we receive lots of applications so you want to make sure yours stands out from the crowd. We want to read your application and get an immediate feel for your fit for the role, the team and our organisation. There are some tips on this in the guide below.

  • Pre employment requirements

    We take our responsibility to our clients seriously which means we need to make sure our employees are all of good character and can be entrusted with the care of the people who use our services.

    Some of our roles requires manual handling so a level of physical fitness is key for these roles. A medical assessment is required for people once an offer for a job with us has been given.

    All offers of employment with Anglicare Tasmania are subject to a National Police Check and a successful Anglicare assessed medical.

    If you have lived for 12 months or more outside of Australia after the age of 16 years old, you’ll need to provide an International Police Check.

    You’ll also need to hold a current (Tasmanian) Working with Vulnerable People Registration.

    Most roles will also require a current full drivers licence.

    You can use the links below to get this process underway and to learn a little more about the medical assessment process.

    Registration form ID certification Medical assessment
  • Resumé

    Be sure to send us your most current resume and make sure it includes:

    • Your full name and contact details – make sure to include your phone number and email address.
    • Your education and any qualifications and certificates that are most relevant to the position.
    • Your employment history – place them in order with the most recent job first.
    • Your referees – make sure you include their contact details. If you prefer, you can provide referees on request.

     

    Things you don’t need to include:

    • Your home address, religion, marital status or age
    • We don’t need to know every job you ever had – just the ones most relevant to the role
    • A photograph

     

    There are some excellent free resources on the internet.

    SEEK resume template
  • Cover letter

    The purpose of a cover letter is to catch our attention and sell yourself to us!

    • introduce yourself to Anglicare
    • let us know why you want the job
    • tell us a bit about your experience
    • tell us why you believe you’re a great choice for this role

     

    You may also want to provide a brief explanation of your current employment situation, for example, where you are currently working and why you are looking for a new job.

    Top tips:

    • Address the letter to the person named in the advertisement.
    • Mention the job title of the advertised position.
    • Only include information that relates to the position you are applying for and make sure you match your skills directly to the job.
    • Double triple check your spelling and grammar. Get a friend to check it over for you.

     

    There are some excellent free resources on the internet.

    SEEK cover letter template
  • Addressing the competencies or selection criteria

    The selection criteria and key competencies are outlined in the job advertisement and in the position description. They detail the skills, experience, knowledge, qualifications and qualities that you will need to meet to do the job well. We use these all the way through the recruitment process to make sure we get the right person for the positon.

    When you answer the selection criteria, it’s really helpful to:

    • Use specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the criteria
    • Use specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the competencies
    • Be succinct – don’t waffle
    • Use an outcome or a result

     

    The STAR model is a good way to approach your responses:

         Situation: Outline a specific situation

         Task: Outline your role

         Action: Outline what actions you took in response to that situation

         Result: What happened? Describe the outcome or result.

     

    Keep it concise but give enough detail to be clear. Make sure you are addressing the specific requirements of each criteria. 2-3 paragraphs should be plenty to answer the question well. Get someone to proof read your answers – a fresh set of eyes is really valuable to make sure your spelling and grammar is correct and that you have actually answered the questions.

  • What happens after you submit your application?

    Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgment via email.

    Applications will be assessed by the interview panel for shortlisting. Depending on the amount of applications, this may take a couple of weeks after the closing date. We know this can be a stressful wait and will get back to you as soon as we can.

    If you are shortlisted, you’ll be contacted and invited for interview. We may ask you some screening questions at the time of scheduling the interview. Be prepared and remember, this is part of the recruitment process.

    If you haven’t made it to the shortlist this time, we will email to let you know. Don’t lose heart – keep trying. Sometimes no just means not this time.

  • An interview with Anglicare

    If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you to make the arrangements. Don’t be too nervous! We are not scary and we want you to do well.

    Make sure you let us know if you have any special requirements or need any additional assistance so that we can make arrangements.

    The interview panel are likely to consist of a manager from the area you are applying for and a representative from Human Resources.

    Do your research. Check out our website so you understand the work we do. Understand our values and mission.

    Remember the STAR process so that you can answer questions with relevant examples from your previous experience.

    Most of all, remember we want to get to know you so be yourself! At the heart of Anglicare Tasmania is our people.

  • After the interview

    If your interview goes well we will contact your referees. We may use this process to choose between several candidates so it is important you have told your referees about the job and made sure they are happy to advocate for you and that they can vouch for your skills and background.  They need to be as prepared as you are.

    If all of this goes well, you will be required to pass a medical assessment and then given a verbal offer for the position. If you are keen to join us (we hope so!) we will then give you a formal written offer.

    If you weren’t successful at interview, don’t give up on working with us. And do consider requesting feedback as this will only strengthen your next effort.  Keep an eye on our vacancies and try again next time.

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