Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) Health Clinician Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until 21 April 2024 with the possibility of extension at same/reduced hours 
Facility: Joint Child Protection Response Program Office – Wollongong 
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $54.76- $56.54 per hour 
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ439613
Applications Close: 31 October 2023

This is a Temporary Part Time 32 hours per week JCPRP Health Clinician maternity relief position until 21 April 2024, with the possibility of extension at same/reduced hours.

Please contact Senior Health Clinician, Mikaela Cato on 0436623188 for any queries relating to the role.

What you’ll be doing

The Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) Health Clinician position provides direct support to children, young people who have experienced serious and criminal sexual and physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending families referred to JCPRP. The JCPRP Health Clinician supports the JCPRP Senior Health Clinician in managing the health component of The Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) in partnership with JCPRP inter agency partners, NSW Police and Department of Family and Community Services of Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

What we can offer you

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) provides you with an excellent career choice with many rewarding experiences. At ISLHD we are not just offering jobs, we are offering you the opportunity to excel in your chosen field and to experience a work life balance.

Work flexibility is very important at ISLHD and we provide our people with a range of benefits and conditions to assist with balancing the demands of work and personal life where possible. We offer:

·       ADOs each month (for eligible full time employees)

·       Study and development leave

·       Access to in-house training, learning and educational opportunities

·       Discounted parking

·       Salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay (for eligible employees)

·       Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – counselling for you and your family

·       Fitness Passport program – ISLHD staff can sign-up with Fitness Passport, an external service provider. Fitness Passport offers employees access to gyms and fitness services that are current members of its program on a minimum 12 month contract.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed an up-to-date course of a COVID-19 vaccine (2 doses) which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Please provide proof of vaccination if available.


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


Talent Pool

This recruitment may be used to create a talent pool / eligibility list where candidates may be offered casual, ongoing permanent, or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.


Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.



Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases before employment can commence.


Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to


Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:

Selection Criteria:

  1. Full registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist or a Social Work degree and eligibility for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW ); including the ability to demonstrate a practical application of the Psychology/AASW Code of Ethics.
  2. Extensive post graduate experience in conducting crisis interventions and counselling and complex case management for children and young people who have experienced trauma (minimum of three years relevant clinical experience).
  3. Extensive specialist knowledge of child protection issues surrounding child sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect of children and family violence; and familiarity with NSW Child Protection Legislation and NSW Health Guidelines. With a clear understanding and application of evidence based models of care for clients exposed to or experiencing trauma (eg. child/adult sexual assault, family and domestic violence).
  4. Demonstrated clinical practice with appropriate ethics and boundaries when engaging with children and young people and adult victims of sexual assault or adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma.
  5. Demonstrated high level ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing, and proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated competence in the use of electronic information systems.
  6. Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and manage stressful situations; ability to work unsupervised and apply advanced reasoning skills and independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a novel or critical nature.
  7. Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, complete and share quality improvement activities and service evaluation processes with other staff and demonstrated capacity to provide clinical supervision.
  8. Current NSW Drivers Licence, with the ability to travel in accordance w



Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time