Allied Health Assistants
REQ344648 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, up until 7 October 2023 (maternity leave backfill)
Position Classification: Allied Health Assistants
Remuneration: 55190.84 - 55190.84 - full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ344648

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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What you'll be doing

The Nutrition and Dietetic Department aims to work in partnership to advocate for optimised nutrition for children through evidence based clinical care, education, research and leadership. We specialise in addressing the unique nutritional needs of children from neonates to adolescents, across a range of clinical domains. Our primary aim is to optimise the growth and nutritional status of all children with chronic and complex medical conditions.
The purpose of the dietary assistant position is to provide services to inpatients every day, including weekends and public holidays.


  1. Completion of Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance) Certificate III or IV or equivalent or food science/nutrition undergraduate qualification or willingness to undertake.

  2. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate across all levels with internal and external stakeholders.

  3. Demonstrated organisational skills including ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and complete activities as delegated by the department manager and / or the supervising dietitian.

  4. Ability to work on a rotating roster, including weekends and public holidays

  5. Experience working with children and their families

  6. Demonstrated computer literacy skills and knowledge of CBORD, Microsoft Office and email applications


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/


Applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are required for Category A positions (refer to NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases).


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kate Dehlsen on Kate.Dehlsen@health.nsw.gov.au

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 7/10/2022



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