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Social Work Allied Health Assistant

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Temporary
Closes: 02 June 2021

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Salary: $67,158 - $70,454 (up to $74,533 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 51185 - 01VZS
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 May 2021
Contact Officer: Natasha Synnott on Natasha.Synnott@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0075

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Social Work Allied Health Assistant (advanced AHA 3) is expected to have a general understanding of issues that impact the psychosocial well-being of patients and their family/carer, including adjustment to changes in health, ageing and disability. The role promotes positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services across a range of areas or units and working in a multidisciplinary team.

The Social work Allied Health Assistant 3 (AHA 3) will receive limited supervision, is competent within their discipline, exercises initiative and judgement, requires limited guidance and is expected to plan and complete work independently. Supervision is provided on an agreed basis and/or as required for unusual or complex to highly complex situations for which there are no documented precedents.

The work of an AHA3 may be subject to progress checks but where these checks are made, they are usually confined to ensuring that, in broad terms, satisfactory progress is being made. In a small number of cases, where the work is critical, checks may include an assessment of the integrity of tasks/activities as they are completed.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
Demonstrated aptitude for work in a healthcare environment
Strong organisational skills with a strong work ethic.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change.
Willingness to learn new skills and develop areas of practice under guidance of a supervising social worker.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients of all ages, their carers and staff at all levels in the organisation.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Relevant Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance including the successful completion of an Allied Health Assistant Social Work skill set (or recognised equivalent), qualifications and a minimum of two years’ experience working professionally as an Allied Health Assistant in hospital setting is preferred.
The successful applicant will need to be available for and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering with Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
Reference checks
Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for registered nurses.


This is a temporary position available from 31 May 2021 until 29 October 2021 with the possibility of extension. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Career interest categories:
Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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