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Allied Health Assistant 2 - Allied Health Assistant

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Allied Health Assistant 2 - Allied Health Assistant (Job Number: 01W9L)


Job Title: Allied Health Assistant
Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Position Number: 31521, several
Annual Salary: $54,988 - $61,221 (up to $63,043 depending on qualification level)
Branch: Acute Occupational Therapy
Division: Acute Allied Health Services
Vacancy Type: One expected full-time permanent, one temporary part-time (29.4) hours per week
Duration: One expected permanent, one temporary part-time for six months.
Closing Date: 22 June 2021
Contact Officer: Domenico Tripodi (02) 5124 3282 Domenico.Tripodi@act.gov.au

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:Mandatory:
  • 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.


Under clinical supervision and direction:
  • Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment within an occupational therapy environment.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, professional development programs, and quality improvement activities.
  • Perform administrative duties as required including data entry and statistical collection as directed by the occupational therapists, developing relevant word, power point or excel documents.
  • Ensure that clinical areas and equipment are kept in a clean and tidy condition and are maintained in good repair.
  • Take responsibility for the provision, cleaning and maintenance of wheelchairs and other equipment used in therapy including maintaining an inventory and ordering stock required by occupational therapy staff.
  • Participate in professional supervision and/or training with other staff and students as directed.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

1. Proven understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy in the acute care setting and an ability to carry out therapy and treatment programs autonomously under the direction of the occupational therapist.
2. Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including patients, carers, staff and other agencies.
3. Ability to provide administrative support and to use a variety of computer programs with a willingness to learn specific packages.
4. Demonstrated ability to provide accurate and timely reports to the relevant therapist regarding the progress of patients.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include
A letter of introduction
A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” (2 pages maximum)
A copy of a current resumé (2 pages maximum)
The name of 2 referees

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 54,988.00 - 63,043.00
Contact Name: Domenico Tripodi
Contact Email: Domenico.Tripodi@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 22/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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