Director of Allied Health

$153,041 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021
Full time Executive and Management Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 16 December 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 6
Salary: $153,041 plus superannuation
Position No: 36846 - 01ZBT
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 November 2021
Contact Officer: Katrina Rea on or 5124 1577

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.

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented, experienced Allied Health leader to become part of a strong leadership team, implementing a new structure to support stronger integration of care across the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug and Justice Health services in the ACT. This role has recently been reconfigured to incorporate a mix of operational and professional responsibilities. Reporting to the Executive Director of the division, the role is a key member of the senior leadership team. The role would suit a passionate allied health professional with a strong collaborative leadership style who works best within a multidisciplinary team environment.

The Director of Allied Health works collaboratively with the divisional leadership team to ensure quality, seamless care to consumers.

The Director of Allied Health role is operationally responsible for specialist allied health services including the Mental Health Day Program, Mental Health Therapies Program, Inpatient allied health services and neuropsychology services.

They are also the professional lead for Allied Health staff across the division including those working in other parts of the service. In addition the role manages a number of small engagement teams including the Aboriginal Liaison team, Consumer and Carer Consultants and Peer Workers.

Position Overview

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:

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and 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 peoples home. These services include:

  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services.
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services.
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services.
  • Alcohol and Drug Services.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Justice Health Services.

About You

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 encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in an Allied Health discipline are essential.
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • This position may be required to participate in an on-call roster.


  • Postgraduate qualifications in a management field are highly desirable.
  • Current Driver’s license.
  • 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:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Job Closing Date

16 Dec, 2021