Personal Assistant

$76,255 - $82,566 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 4
Salary: $76,255 - $82,566 plus superannuation
Position No: 24109 - 024PY
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 August 2022
Contact Officer: Georgia Ward on or 0466 945 316

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

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitable applicant to permanently fill the position of Personal Assistant to the Director of Nursing, Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS). It is expected that in this position you will assist in the strategic and operational processes required for the Director to undertake their role. This includes the provision of high-quality customer service to the consumers and staff of MHJHADS. The suitable applicant must possess strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and has the ability to be flexible and adaptable to accommodate change and provide responsive services.


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 support to youth and adults via inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, justice health facilities and other community settings, including people’s homes. MHJHADS aims to be socially inclusive and operate within a recovery-focussed and/or harm minimisation approach.

Office of the Director of Nursing (DON) provides operational responsibility for all inpatient areas across the Division;

  • Adult Mental Health Unit (AHMU), Canberra Hospital
  • Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU), Canberra Hospital
  • Dhulwa Secure Mental Health Unit
  • Gawanngal Extended Care Unit, and
  • University of Canberra Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit.

This position is responsible for the provision of high level administrative support to the Director of Nursing, other related administrative duties such as preparing a range of correspondence, diary and inbox management, providing secretariat support to committees, assisting with human resource and financial management functions, research and initiating action to ensure the timely response to requests.


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 drive.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • An understanding in dealing with persons for whom the MHJHADS Division provides services.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (

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Job Closing Date

18 Aug, 2022