Professional Lead – Social Worker (Mental Health and Specialist Services) Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service


The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Professional Lead – Social Worker (Mental Health and Specialist Services) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 12 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will

  • Lead change through service-wide quality and service improvement activities and the development of quality Improvement activities
  • Provide advanced level knowledge and clinical skills in Mental Health Social Work as recognised by clinical experience and professional development activities
  • Contribute to the professional body of knowledge by identifying research opportunities and projects, supporting and promoting research within the profession and Mental Health and Specialist Services
  • Deliver specialist level Mental Health Social Work clinical and consultancy services to multidisciplinary teams, and consumers with minimal direct clinical supervision

About you

To be successful in this position you will require: 

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work
  • Eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Eligibility for appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner
  • Driver Licence
  • Blue Card
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against – Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B and COVID 19
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed
  • Criminal History Screening will be required for new employees (GCH will cover cost)


  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Research Opportunities
  • 12.75% superannuation
  • 17.5% leave loading


  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $135 354 – $141 234 per annum

About Us

Mental Health and Specialist Services provide integrated hospital and community specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum. Our services aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented. Based in Southport, Robina and Palm Beach.

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals – Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
  • Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong

How to Apply

Click APPLY to submit your application by Monday, 11 September 2023

Gold Coast Health is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment. Please contact the nominated person if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout this recruitment process.

Job Ad reference: GC506859

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.





Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

Job Salary

Full time