24269 - 01JDQ


11B Activities Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 18 June 2019

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $52,116 - $58,024
Position No: 24269 - 01JDQ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 June 2019
Contact Officer: Mercy Lukose on mercy.lukose@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3489


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Overview of the work area and position:
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within ACT Health providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes Canberra Hospital, University of Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect ACT Health’s values: care, excellence, collaboration and integrity. A number of RACS work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to ACT Health.
The Acute Care of Elderly Unit at Canberra Hospital provides specialist inpatient geriatric services for the acutely unwell elderly. The Activities Program provides a wide range of interesting activities that consider the patients’ needs, age, interests and level of ability. The aim is to help maintain a balance of socialisation, physical activity, encourage creativity and to stimulate the mind with diversional activities. As part of a rehabilitation program patients are expected to attend and participate in daily group activities that are held on the unit.
Under supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Activity Officer is responsible for providing individual and group social programs to frail elderly and patients with dementia.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
  • Certificate IV (or equivalent) in Ageing Support or Diversional Therapy
Desirable:
  • Current Drivers Licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services