Joint Child Protection Response Program Health Clinician – Social Worker Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (Until 30/8/2024)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Location: Lemongrove Campus
Remuneration: $53.00 – $54.78 per hour
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ429990
Applications Close: 1/10/2023

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,  
working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed
​​​​​​​and develop in your chosen career role.

What we can offer you (for eligible employees):

  •       Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging  
  • Novated Leasing 
  • Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year  
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 
  •       Fitness Passport

What you will be doing:

An exciting opportunity is available for a Social Worker to join the Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP). The JCPRP Health Clinician is a position within the Integrated Violence Prevention and Response Service (IVPRS). The position has a wide scope of responsibility and requires the JCPRP HC to undertake critical work with a high level of professional knowledge and the exercise of professional judgement in a complex clinical setting. It requires a high level of clinical skill and expertise in the field of child protection and sexual assault and requires the incumbent to have a demonstrated understanding of the various policies and legislations impacting these fields.

The position has 8 primary objectives:

  • Initiate an acute and non-acute response to children and young people who have experienced serious and criminal sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending family members referred to JCPRP.
  • Provide timely case management within JCPRP as required, to assist children and young people who have experienced sexual and physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending family members.
  • Make referrals and facilitate ongoing liaison with NSW Health services to provide medical and forensic examinations and psychosocial support, including NSW Health Sexual Assault Services, Child Protection Counselling Services, Aboriginal Family Health Services, New Street Services, Joint Referral Unit (JRU) and other services as required.
  • Collaborate, negotiate and maintain ongoing relationships with CS and NSW Police and other key stakeholders, on issues in relation to children who have experienced sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending family members.
  • Facilitate access to Local Health District information relating to JCPRP referrals and participate in JCPRP Local Planning and Response meetings as delegated by the JCPRP SHC.
  • Participate in Aboriginal Community Engagement activities.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate health records, including maintenance of relevant data systems.
  • Actively participate in planning, implementing and evaluating the JCPRP health response, with a focus on continuous quality improvement.

This position is based at the NorthWest JCPRP metro office at Blacktown but works within the boundaries of the NBMLHD. You will work with a group of highly skilled, dedicated and passionate clinicians who work with traumatized children and their non -offending parents providing trauma informed crisis responses and care. NBMLHD offers lots of professional development opportunities and works hard to provide a stimulating, innovative work environment that puts the care and support of vulnerable children as a core focus of service response and planning. Recruitment please advertise as far and wide as possible.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  

About us:

​​​​​​​Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.  

NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability. 

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.  

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.  

Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  1. Tertiary qualification in Social Work with eligibility for membership with the AASW.
  2. Extensive demonstrated clinical experience in relation to child protection intervention and crisis intervention, counselling, advocacy and case management including a capacity to engage with children, young people, families and communities in cases involving a high level of risk.
  3. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of health service systems and services and referral options for children and young people who have experienced criminal and serious sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending family members.
  4. Significant demonstrated knowledge of child protection issues, including understanding of the legislation, guidelines, government policies and legal issues surrounding sexual assault and physical abuse and neglect of children.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively and maintain relationships with interagency partners and key stakeholders in relation to developing therapeutic responses.
  6. Demonstrated high-level written, computer and verbal communication skills, including an ability to write reports and problem solve and maintain a high clinical and administrative work-load.
  7. Demonstrated experience and skills in working with diverse communities, including previous experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or demonstrated high level professional knowledge & understanding of issues surrounding child sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect of children and family violence in Aboriginal communities.
  8. Current valid unrestricted Drivers Licence and a willingness to travel for work related purposes. This includes travel across NBM and WSLHD.

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