Social Worker


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $100,151 - $103,503 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ150994

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
The Level 3 Social Worker, has recognised high level clinical skills and is able to perform novel, complex and critical clinical services to consumers, families and carers with a high level of professional knowledge and operate independently with minimum direct clinical supervision and has a consultative role within their area of responsibility.
They are responsible for supervisory tasks of social workers within a designated service area. This will include planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting on clinical services and involvement in the implementation of WSLHD protocols, initiatives, policies and procedures.
This Social Work position is based at Community Assertive Team will provide will provide a high quality clinical service to consumers and their families and carers across the acute and recovery services both at Cumberland hospital and at Community Assertive Team. The position ensures provision of evidence based interventions in order to meet the health and wellbeing needs of consumers with mental health issues.
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People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
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Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.
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Essential Criteria: Qualification: Degree in Social Work
Registration: Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Selection Criteria:

  • Clinical experience in a mental health setting or significant experience as a social worker with an ability to demonstrate transfer of skills.
  • Experience in or evidence of further study or a commitment to study in clinical/student supervision, team leadership and/or management.
  • Experience in staff and/or student supervision.
  • Demonstrated well-developed time management skills with excellent written and verbal communication, including report writing skills.
  • Excellent negotiation, decision making and consultation skills with other staff.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with government agencies such as Housing, Centrelink, FACS, etc. and non-government agencies, such as, NGOs, GPs and other community organisations.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence (P2 acceptable) and willing to use it for work purpose

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Kanwaljit Khurana on Kanwaljit.Khurana@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 20th February 2020