Social Work Allied Health Assistant

$68,984 - $72,369 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 12 Jan, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 January 2022

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Salary: $68,984 - $72,369 (up to $76,559 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 54940 - 0206O
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 January 2022
Contact Officer: Natasha Synnott on or (02) 5124 0075

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 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.


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:

The Social Work Allied Health Assistant (advanced AHA 3) is expected to have a general understanding of issues that impact the psychosocial well-being of patients and their family/carer, including adjustment to changes in health, ageing and disability. The role promotes positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services across a range of areas or units and working in a multidisciplinary team.

The Social work Allied Health Assistant 3 (AHA 3) will receive limited supervision, is competent within their discipline, exercises initiative and judgement, requires limited guidance and is expected to plan and complete work independently. Supervision is provided on an agreed basis and/or as required for unusual or complex to highly complex situations for which there are no documented precedents.

The work of an AHA3 may be subject to progress checks but where these checks are made, they are usually confined to ensuring that, in broad terms, satisfactory progress is being made. In a small number of cases, where the work is critical, checks may include an assessment of the integrity of tasks / activities as they are completed.


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

  • Demonstrated aptitude for work in a healthcare environment
  • Strong organisational skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and develop areas of practice under guidance of a supervising social worker.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients of all ages, their carers and staff at all levels in the organisation.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance including the successful completion of an Allied Health Assistant Social Work skill set (or recognised equivalent), qualifications and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working professionally as an Allied Health Assistant in hospital setting is preferred.

  • The successful applicant will need to be available for 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.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check,
  • Reference checks
  • Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases,
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing 

Notes: Successful applicant maybe decided based on written application only.

Job Closing Date

25 Jan, 2022