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Allied Health Assistant 3 - Allied Health Assistant

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Allied Health Assistant 3 - Allied Health Assistant (Job Number: 01VGS)


Job Title: Allied Health Assistant
Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Position Number: 36096
Annual Salary: $67,158 - $70,454 (up to $74,533 depending on qualification level)
Branch: Brindabella Rehabilitation Services, Rehab at Home
Divison: Clinical Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent full-time
Closing Date: 3 May 2021
Contact Officer: Michelle Bennett (02) 5124 0079 michelle.bennett@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/
The Rehabilitation At Home (RaH) service provides up to 6 weeks of intensive goal-directed interprofessional rehabilitation for persons within their home or community environments. The RaH service aims to maximise a person’s recovery and functional independence following a recent deterioration. The RaH service also aims to facilitate early discharge from hospital or prevent hospital admission by providing intensive rehabilitation. The RaH service is comprised of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and allied health assistants, with the ability to partner with other allied health, nursing and medical services as required. Under the indirect supervision of an Allied Health Professional, the AHA in RaH plays a key role in the day to day functioning of the service, delivers therapeutic interventions and operates at an extended level.
The RaH service is part of Brindabella Rehabilitation Services (BRS) which operate from the University of Canberra Hospital, Bruce. This AHA position also provides leadership for Allied Health Assistants within Brindabella Rehabilitation Services. AHAs within BRS are supported with regular clinical and peer supervision, access to, and support to engage in ongoing professional development. They provide clinical education opportunities for AHA students.

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, you would demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Strong organisational skills, self-motivation and high levels of initiative.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:Mandatory:
  • Cert IV in Allied Health assistance and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working professionally in an Allied Health Assistant role in rehabilitation and/or aged care is preferred.
  • Current Drivers’ licence
  • 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:
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • 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.
Notes: 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.

Under limited direction of the Brindabella Rehabilitation Services manager and the indirect supervision of collegial Allied Health Professionals you will provide Allied Health Assistance to deliver interprofessional rehabilitation programs within the Rehabilitation at home service. You will:

  • Work flexibly and effectively as a team member and demonstrate interprofessional allied health assistance knowledge and skills at an advanced level. This includes undertaking tasks that are complex, and require high levels of problem-solving and initiation.
  • Implement treatment programs designed to meet the functional, physical, psychosocial and cognitive needs and goals of clients. Programs may be delivered within the client’s homes or community environments and may be individual or group based. Provide accurate and timely feedback to RAH AH professionals regarding program delivery and client progress and contribute to the client health record according to organisational guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Contribute to a range of indirect clinical activities including but not limited to
  • Development of resources for client use
  • Ensuring equipment is clean and maintained according to maintenance schedule
  • Monitoring stores and equipment inventories
  • Assisting with administrative tasks according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of clinical processes and service delivery to ensure effective, safe and high-quality client care.
  • Work effectively as a member of the interprofessional RAH and Brindabella Rehabilitation Services teams to provide orientation, supervision and clinical education and training of AHA 1s and 2s, AHA students and work experience students.
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision, ongoing professional development and performance framework activities.
  • Actively participate in clinical governance activities including service and professional evaluation and quality improvement activities.
  • Operate a variety of Microsoft Office and Business applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven high level knowledge and skills to deliver Allied Health Assistance in rehabilitation and/or aged care, including an ability to carry out therapy and treatment programs for persons requiring rehabilitation, in home and community settings under indirect direction of an Allied Health Professional.
2. High-level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure effective client outcomes.
3. Demonstrated high-level organisational skills, including an ability to plan, set and prioritise competing workloads, and maintain service stock and supplies.
4. An understanding of, or experience in engaging in activities designed to ensure the provision of safe and high-quality service provision.
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 copy of a current resumé, and
A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
CHS Contact: Michelle Bennett p: 5124 0079 I e: michelle.bennett@act.gov.au

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 67,158.00 - 74,533.00
Contact Email: michelle.bennett@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 03/May/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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