Counsellor, Social Worker/Psychologist Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 4, Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ424980
Location: Cumberland 



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

Provide a therapeutic service for children and young people (aged 10-17) and their families when the child or young person has sexually harmed another person.

Contribute and participate as a member of the New Street Sydney Service
Provide consultation and training to other Health professionals, Government agencies.


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.







Essential Criteria

Qualification: Tertiary qualification in Psychology or tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)
Registration: Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (APHRA) Registration (Psychology)

Selection Criteria

  1. Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (APHRA) Psychology or tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).
  2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge, skills and experience in providing therapeutic treatment to children and young people who have sexually harmed another person and/or experienced abuse.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of dynamics of intrafamilial child sexual abuse, contemporary principles of family focused integrated treatment including safety planning and risk assessment and an ability to engage and work positively with children and young people who have sexually harmed children.
  4. Demonstrated clinical ability to work within a trauma informed care and practice framework and other relevant best practice models of care.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member within a multi-disciplinary environment as well as a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community partners.
  6. Advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to use computer programs e.g. Microsoft, computerised data entry and client management systems and an advanced ability to maintain comprehensive and efficient clinical records.
  7. Demonstrated high level understanding of the legislation, Government policies, including NSW Health policies and legal issues surrounding violence such as family and domestic violence, trauma, sexual and physical abuse of children; including the Special Commission Enquiry into Child Protection (Keep Them Safe) and the application of these in a health setting.
  8. Hold a current driver’s license valid in Australia and willingness to use for work purposes

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For role related queries or questions contact Brenton Law on [email protected] or 02 9840 4088.

Applications Close: 29th August 2023



Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time