40155 - 01VUB

Allied Health Assistant
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 21 May 2021

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $54,988 - $61,221 (up to $63,043 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 40155 - 01VUB
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 May 2021
Contact Officer: Jane Lawrence on jane.lawrence@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0073

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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Overview of the Work Area and Position

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehabilitation, 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 Canberra Health Services values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of ACT Health’s network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.

The Occupational Therapy services within RACS are offered in community and inpatient settings including The Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra Hospital. We provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of client populations in both rehabilitation and acute aged care. Patients vary in their medical conditions and may include people with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, complex medical conditions and frail aged.

Under supervision of the Occupational Therapist, the Allied Health Assistant is responsible for providing day to day occupational therapy services to a range of patients within the acute age care wards at the Canberra Hospital. The position provides assistance in meeting the caseload requirements of the broader Occupational Therapy Team.

The Allied Health Assistant has direct clinical supervision from an Occupational Therapist and is be supported by an experienced team of clinicians.


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

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of initiative
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients’ needs.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and able to work with others in a team.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People ACT 2011.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency. Part time-time hours will be considered and the above full-time salary will be pro-rata. A merit list will be established from this recruitment to fill any future permanent or temporary (of any duration up to two years) in a full-time or part-time capacity. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

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This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency. Part time-time hours will be considered and the above full-time salary will be pro-rata.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services