Senior Social Worker Health System Support Group


Be a part of NSW Health to provide high quality, safe healthcare to the people of NSW.

Employment Type:  Casual 
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $54.76 to $56.54 per hour (plus casual loading)
Hours Per Week: up to 38 hrs 
Requisition ID: REQ397050

  • Are you looking for a new adventure? Use your Social Work skills and travel as part of the brand-new NSW Health Central Resource Unit
  • Do you want access to generous entitlements and benefits which may include NSW Rural Health Workforce Incentives while on deployment #ruralhealthincentives
  • Are you open to broaden your horizons with unique experiences across a range of clinical areas to enhance your skills and experience?

What you’ll be doing
This is an exciting, once in a career opportunity to join the new statewide workforce pool known as ‘CRU’, the Central Resource Unit (CRU).

We are looking for a Senior Social Worker to provide specialist social work service to consumers and their carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes consistent with NSW Health policies and procedures, standards, relevant legislation, and the NSW Health Code of Conduct. The position will also participate in professional development, clinical supervision, teaching, quality activities and other relevant departmental and administrative duties.

Being part of CRU provides a unique opportunity to travel to remote and regional NSW, experiencing all the lifestyle benefits of the regions, combined with unique career growth benefits. 

Where you’ll be working
The CRU Social Worker workforce will be deployed to locations for anywhere between two and thirteen weeks to support short-term staffing needs. You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of health settings when on deployment.  

To learn more about the locations of our Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks, visit our NSW Health website. There is also more information about working in our rural and regional areas at Imagine Rural

Why you’ll enjoy working with us

  • Grow your career by gaining experience working with a range of health professionals, clinical settings, communities, and locations across NSW
  • Enjoy a work life balance – choose when and where you want to work
  • Paid travel and accommodation available under NSW Health travel policy and organised for you by the CRU management team
  • You may be eligible for the NSW Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme while on deployment. #ruralhealthincentives
  • We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and flexible environment which reflects the community and customers we serve. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Access leading professional development opportunities, including education and training that comes from being part of the biggest public health system in Australia. For more information, please see our Leave Matters for the NSW Health Service.
  • Wellness benefits including Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Fitness Passport for you and your family
  • Free annual influenza vaccination

Selection Criteria

  • A Social Work degree which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Extensive post graduate experience working as a Social Worker in relevant clinical areas, including a demonstrated understanding of the health setting, complex health conditions and the impact on wellbeing
  • Demonstrated experience in prioritizing a challenging and demanding workload; managing stressful situations; and applying advanced reasoning skills and independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a novel or critical nature
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision and expert advice/consultation to the social work service and the clinical specialty
  • Current drivers’ licence with capacity and willingness to travel to NSW Health business and service locations throughout NSW which will include overnight stays in regional/remote areas. These deployments will make up the majority of your time in the position

How to apply

If you would like more information, review the Position Description and Frequently Asked Questions. To start your application by clicking the APPLY FOR JOB button at the top of the page.
To be considered for this position, you will need to attach your resume and respond to the below selection criteria in the questionnaire and then submit your application.
This is an NSW Health Category A position. For more information, please refer to the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases policy.  
If you have any current evidence of vaccination against these, upload them with your application. Your current vaccination status will not impact your application. If you are the preferred candidate, you will be responsible for covering the costs of any remaining vaccination requirements. The Staff Health Team will access your Australian Immunisation Register record if needed, please advise if you prefer the team not to view your vaccination record. For more information read the NSW Health OASV Policy.
You will be required to complete the OASV Undertaking/ Declaration Form and TB Assessment Tool during the recruitment process. Please upload this with your application.
For role related queries or questions contact [email protected]
Applications close: This is a rolling requisition, and the job advertisement will remain open until all positions are filled. Completed applications will be reviewed once they are submitted.
Only candidates with current Australian work rights (Australian citizens, permanent residents, NZ citizens with a current passport, valid work visa) will be considered.



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