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Allied Health Assistant

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Permanent
Closes: 22 June 2021

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $54,988 - $61,221 (up to $63,043 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 31521, several - 01W9L
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 June 2021
Contact Officer: Domenico Tripodi on Domenico.Tripodi@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3282

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/

Occupational Therapy staff in Canberra Health services work collaboratively with individuals, families, carers and internal and external service providers to maximise the health, wellbeing and occupational engagement of Canberrans.

CHS Occupational Therapy staff provide exceptional care through the delivery of high quality Occupational Therapy assessment and a range of therapeutic interventions including harm prevention and minimisation strategies, therapy to promote recovery, rehabilitation and reablement, supporting safe and sustainable discharge to the community, and long-term occupational engagement and the maintenance of wellbeing. Areas of work include The Canberra Hospital, University or Canberra Hospital, Duhlwa Mental Health Unit, consumers’ homes and a variety of community health centres and community mental health, justice health and alcohol and drugs services located at various sites within the ACT.

Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect CHS values.

As an Allied Health Assistant, you will play a key role in providing support to therapists, and service delivery under direction within a designated caseload area. Through your work you will also assist in meeting the caseload requirements of the broader Occupational Therapy Team. While engaging in clinical supervision this will be at a level suitable to your development needs and commensurate with experience.

Working with us you will have the support of an experienced team of clinicians and provided with direct clinical supervision from an Occupational Therapist. To be considered for this position you will need to provide us with an introductory letter, the most recent copy of your CV (2 Pages) and written responses to selection criteria. The results of this recruitment round may be used to fill any similar additional vacancies as they occur.


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 particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

Good organisational skills.
Being responsive and accommodating of clients’ needs.
An active participant in a team environment.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or recognised equivalent.
Current Drivers Licence.
Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
The successful applicant may need to be available for occasional weekend 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.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Notes: There are two positions available, one is an expected permanent full-time position, the other is a temporary part-time position available for six months at (29.4) hours per week. The above full-time salary will be pro-rata.

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there are two positions available, one is an expected permanent full-time position, the other is a temporary part-time position available for six months at (29.4) hours per week.

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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