Child Protection Counsellor IPARVAN – Clarence Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time / Part Time
Position Classification: Lvl 3 Social Worker OR Psychologist
Remuneration: $35.93 – $54.78 per hour dependant on qualifications
Hours Per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ428140

Clarence Community Health is pursuing a Psychologist or Social Worker to join their professional team. This role is based in Clarence with outreach to the Clarence and Richmond areas. The successful applicant will provide high quality clinical services and leadership as an integral part of the multidisciplinary health care team for patients/clients of the Northern NSW Local Health District. As part of the Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect (IPARVAN) Service, Child Protection Counsellors provide a tertiary counselling service to children, young people and families where child abuse and domestic violence has occurred.  

If you have/are:

  • Relevant qualification in Bachelor of Social Work and eligible for membership of The Australian Social Work Association OR Degree in Psychology with full registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) prior to commencing
  • Understanding of developmental or complex trauma, the dynamics of child abuse and neglect and the impact of maltreatment upon children, young people and their families
  • Advanced clinical reasoning and ability to apply professional judgement when performing novel, complex or critical tasks within the scope of practice of the position
  • Ability to utilise problem solving skills and a multidisciplinary team approach in the planning, delivery and coordination of patient care and effectively prioritise and organise own work/caseload and demonstrated ability to supervise professional, technical and support staff

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Alice Hinde on [email protected]

Applications Close: 19 September 2023



Northern NSW Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time