Psychologist, Social Worker or Counsellor – Integrated Violence, Abuse and Neglect Hunter New England Local Health District


There’s never been a better time to join Hunter New England Local Health District! This vacancy is eligible for a NSW Health Rural Health Incentive package of up to $5000 per year in addition to award entitlements (paid on a pro-rata basis for part time employees). Apply now and enquire about an incentive package that will benefit you and your family! 

Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications + Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives

Location: Inverell Community Health Service

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Allied Health Assistant Level 1, Counsellor Level 1, Counsellor Level 2, Psychologist, Social Worker Level 1, Social Worker Level 2
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ419202
Applications close: 6 August 2023

About the Role:

  • Pioneer a new service that aims to improve the way our health facility provides culturally responsive support, counselling and advocacy for children, young people, adults and families who are surviving or have survived violence, abuse and neglect.
  • The Clinician position is suited for a new graduate or early career professional who are motivated to develop specialist abilities.
  • You will join a small team of dedicated staff and provided access to comprehensive orientation, high quality professional development and clinical supervision.

Where you’ll be working:
About the team:

  • The team will provide delivery of NSW Health Sexual Assault and Child Protection Counselling Services to communities across Inverell, Tingha, Glen Innes, Warialda and Tenterfield.
  • The team will integrate with the Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Facilitator at Armidale Community Health Centre and develop a new service model to better engage and meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.
  • This will include forming strong partnerships with local Aboriginal services internal and external to Health.

About Inverell:

  • Inverell is the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi Nation situated on the McIntyre River, close to the Queensland border.
  • This is the second largest Aboriginal nation on the east coast of Australia and covers beautiful lands rich with fertile soil, running rivers and majestic eucalypts and granite boulders. It is also known as the “Sapphire City” – renowned for supplying the world with sapphires.
  • The population of Inverell is over sixteen thousand and proudly includes 11.1% who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The Inverell township boasts creative and unique independent shops and tight community feel.
  • There are weekday flights to Brisbane, explore locally the secluded reserve of Kwiambal National Park and Copeton Dam which are surrounded by crops and the raising of sheep and cattle. Inverell is the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi Nation situated on the McIntyre River, close to the Queensland border.


  • Up to $5k in Rural Incentives
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • Must hold a qualification: Psychology, Social Work, Counsellor which provides eligibility or membership of the relevant professional association / provisional or general registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence and ability to travel as part of the role within an outreach capacity.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?

1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Belinda Robinson on [email protected]



Hunter New England Local Health District

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