40168, several - 01OUV

Allied Health Assistant
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 01 April 2020

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Salary: $65,380 - $68,590 (up to $72,560 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 40168, several - 01OUV
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 March 2020
Contact Officer: Susan Jacques on susan.jacques@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0220

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‚Äźbased 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.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.
The Mental Health, Justice Services and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Division is a vibrant and diverse division within CHS and provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including people’s home. These services include:
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Justice Health Services
  • Dhulwa Mental Health Unit.
Overview of the work area and position:
AMHRU is an inpatient rehabilitation unit whose aim is to attain and maximise independence through bio-psychosocial rehabilitation in all aspects of daily living for graduated community re-integration. The AMHDS will be located adjacent to AMHRU at UCH, and will focus upon step-down programs, pharmacotherapy, psychological therapies and healthy living skills. Service delivery for both services is underpinned by evidence based mental health care, the principles of Recovery and the provision of collaborative care involving the person, their careers and other key stakeholders.
Under the direction of an Allied Health Professional, Allied Health Assistants provide support to clinical staff with delivering psychosocial interventions to people with a mental illness or a mental disorder. Allied Health Assistants promote the identified recovery goals, working collaboratively with people to achieve these, and support the person to link with community agencies or NDIS providers. Allied Health Assistants level 3 are expected to provide supervision to staff at AHA level 1 and 2 and AHA students.
The role is supported by a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Allied Health Assistants, Peer Recovery Workers, Administration Service Officers, Psychiatry Registrars and Consultant Psychiatrists.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent qualification.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • A minimum of 24 months experience in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence
  • Previous experience working in a mental health setting, or similar.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services