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Opportunities for Allied Health Professionals

We offer a wide variety of career opportunities for Allied Health professionals across our acute, sub-acute and community-based services. When you join Hunter New England Health as an Allied Health professional you are joining a workforce of over 2000 Allied Health staff across our district.

We employ the following allied health professionals:

Watch Allied health - Every step of the way

Many people in the community may not know who allied health professionals are. They may know they were treated by a physio or saw the social worker. Patients may say that someone in a teal-green shirt was really kind or provided great care, and they wanted to thank them, but didn’t know who they were. One of the special aspects of allied health is that it includes disciplines that engage with a person’s life from birth right through to end of life and afterwards. Workforce Planning and Talent Development branch aimed to capture this in short film to tell this story and to help people understand more about the allied health workforce.

The short film features allied health professionals and multidisciplinary teams from NSW Health. It expresses allied health being in patients’ lives all along, at the heart of their care, every step of the way...

Allied Health Career Development

We are committed to developing you as an allied health clinician to be the best you can be through:

New Graduate and Early Career Opportunities

  • New Graduate programs
  • Early Career Rural Generalist Program

Professional Development and ongoing Education

  • Site based in-services
  • Profession and allied health forums
  • Support to attend external training, conferences and education
  • Case review meetings
  • Online continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunities often available at remote sites via videoconferencing

Clinical Supervision

  • Regular structured clinical supervision is mandatory for all of the Eastern Health Allied Health clinicians, including Allied Health Assistants and includes:
    • Facilitation by skilled senior clinicians
    • Regular 1:1 supervision and peer supervision

Performance Development Planning

  • Together with their manager, staff are encouraged to identify opportunities for maintenance of existing skills and to develop new skills to suit the evolving service context

Work Life Balance and Support

  • Competitive rates of pay: Information about pay and conditions

  • Rural Reliever Program: Backfill for leave, where possible. The district has a pool of permanent relievers as well as rotation and secondment models in some professions provides backfill for clinicians taking leave

  • Allied Health Casual Pool: To fill short term vacancies

Allied Health Work Experience Program

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is focused on unlocking the potential of local students and supporting the development of the future Allied Health workforce through the Allied Health Work Experience program. The program offers Year 10 students an opportunity to explore different allied health careers within NSW Health to see what truly sparks interest.

Students will dive into the world of allied health and gain invaluable insights into the diverse roles and responsibilities of allied health professionals.

Allied Health Careers

Across Hunter New England Health allied health professionals are a diverse group of professionals who play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of the community in a range of settings including hospitals, community health and in-home care.

Allied health professions are listed above.

We encourage students who are interested in an allied health career to discuss with their school careers advisor about applying for our program.

Program Dates

The program will run each school term from Term 2 2024.

  • Term 2 dates: 5th to 7th June 2024
  • Term 3 and 4 dates will be confirmed and schools informed later in the year
Before you apply

Please be aware of the following prior to applying:

  • The HNELHD Allied Health Work Experience program will initially be held at Tamworth Hospital. We are currently only accepting applications from students attending school/residing in the New England area who can attend the full 3-day Tamworth program.
  • To determine if you reside in the New England area click here.
  • You can register your interest in a program in another HNELHD area by contacting the Allied Health Directorate via email hnelhd-alliedhealthdirectorate@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Completion of the application form does not guarantee a place in the program.
  • Application forms are to be obtained from and submitted to your school careers advisor.
  • All eligible applicants will be notified by their school about the result of their application.
  • All correspondence will be conducted through the HNELHD Allied Health Directorate and school careers advisors.
  • Successful applicants will be required to:
    • Be 15 years old by the time of undertaking the program
    • Obtain consent from their parent or guardian
    • Complete the Allied Health Work Experience Program attendance form, including media and image consent, medical management plan (if applicable) as well as permission for long-term follow-up
    • Sign the Student Agreement form
    • Complete the Student Placement Record, as required by the school.
    • Places are strictly limited. Students who are not successful are encouraged to re-apply for subsequent programs.
How to apply for the Allied Health Work Experience program

Who can apply

We encourage students meeting the following criteria to apply for our Allied Health Work Experience program:

How to apply

  • Obtain the application form: Visit your school’s career advisor to obtain the application for the program.

  • Complete the form: Carefully fill out the application. Be sure to include all requested information and tell us why you’re interested in the allied health field as well as what you hope to gain from the work experience program. Remember that parent/guardian permission is required.
  • Submit your application: Once your application is completed, return it to the school careers advisor.

Schools will liaise with the HNELHD work experience team to make final selections and students will be notified of the outcome via the school careers advisor.

Contact our work experience team

For more information contact your school’s careers advisor or the work experience team via hnelhd-alliedhealthdirectorate@health.nsw.gov.au

To hear more about Allied Health opportunities reach out to Aly (HNE Allied Health Recruitment Coordinator) Alexandra.holt@health.nsw.gov.au

If you would like further information about the application process with Hunter New England please contact the recruitment team at hnelhd-jobs@health.nsw.gov.au