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CAMHS Administrative Assistant to Operational and Clinical Directors

Assistants in Nursing
Contract Full Time
16 days ago

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 & Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, 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’ homes. These services include:

  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS)
  • Alcohol & Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment and treatment for young people up to the age of 18 years who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues.

The CAMHS Administrative Assistant is responsible for the provision of high-level administrative support to the Operational and Clinical Directors of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Other administrative duties relative to the role include preparing a range of written 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. It is expected that in this position you will assist in the strategic and operational processes required for the directors to undertake their role. This includes the provision of high-quality customer service to the consumers and staff of MHJHADS Division.

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 applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Strong Organisation Skills with a high degree of drive.
  • Management of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to staff and clients.
  • Teamwork and ability to work collaboratively as part of a management team

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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 -
  • Hold a current driver’s license.
  • Experience within a health administration area.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and Vaccination processes against specific infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as the service needs arise
  • An order of merit may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies at level, which may arise over the next 12 months.
Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $74,237
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $81,290
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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