37463, several - 01JK3

Allied Health Assistant
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 20 June 2019

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $52,116 - $58,024
Position No: 37463, several - 01JK3
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 June 2019
Contact Officer: Tasha Lutz on tash.lutz@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1863

Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Justice Health Services, Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) and the Extended Care Unit (ECU) provides high quality inpatient mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.
The Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. DMHU provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. DMHU provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services.
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) is a specialist mental health facility adjacent to Calvary Hospital in Bruce. The ECU sits within the Stepped Care Model of mental health care, providing medium term residential care for people who require rehabilitation and support to transition into the community setting. The ECU provides a range of contemporary, community focused rehabilitation interventions, programs and services.
DMHU offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and the ECU has 5 beds for community transition. Both units are managed by the Justice Health Services (JHS) program in the MHJHADS Division.
In this position the Allied Health Assistant Level 2 (AHA 2), under minimal supervision, will provide quality services to assist the Allied Health team to deliver diversionary activities for people within a therapeutic rehabilitation environment. All staff of the DMHU are required to undertake professional development activities, and participate in supervision, quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or Allied Health Assistance (or equivalent qualification);
  • A minimum of 12 months experience in a related/relevant organisation/service and
  • Current drivers licence.
  • Relevant experience in Mental Health
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
This recruitment is for a permanent position however there are several temporary positions also available. All positions involve shift work over a seven day period.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services