Temporary Part-Time Allied Health Assistant: Speech Pathology & Nutrition and Dietetics

Allied Health Assistants
REQ270907 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time 9 October 2022
Position Classification: Allied Health Assistants
Remuneration: 58651.32 - 61306.17 (full time equivalent)
Hours Per Week: 26
Requisition ID: REQ270907

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.

Learn more about our network:  http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals 


This is a new and exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to work within the busy and dynamic Speech Pathology and Nutrition and Dietetic departments of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. You will be supporting Speech Pathologists and Dietitians to provide quality clinical care to children, adolescents and their families in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Experience in paediatric feeding and nutrition is an advantage. For more specific information about the specific roles of this position, please refer to the Position Description and Statement of Duties documents.

What you'll be doing

The Allied Health Assistant is part of an integrated, multidisciplinary allied health team to improve patient experience by providing assistance and support to allied health professionals (AHPs) in the provision of clinical and therapeutic services’ services to children, young people and families in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.
The Allied Health Assistant (AHA) will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, under the direction and supervision of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians, child life therapists and social workers.
The AHA will provide assistance to the AHPs in helping to facilitate various clinical interventions designed to provide timely access to services & intervention including with provisions of equipment. 

  1. Completion of 12 or more months' service as an Allied Health Assistant Level 1 and/or Certificate III or IV Allied Health Assistant Qualifications or equivalent professional qualifications or working towards qualification.

  2. Experience working with children and families. Experience working with people with disability and/or in a hospital or healthcare environment.

  3. Proven ability to be organised, prioritise a number of competing demands/tasks & manage time effectively & efficiently.

  4. Ability to work independently and within a team; and ability to work under instruction with a willingness to learn.

  5. Highly effective interpersonal and written communication skills and computer literacy

  6. Ability to work flexible work hours, including weekends when negotiated

  7. Understanding WH&S requirements of the role and physical ability to move / transfer clients & equipment safely


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide 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/


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.



Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination


If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated:

A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner.

An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Statment of Duties and  Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Gloria Tzannes on gloria.tzannes@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 1 December 2021



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