Senior Social Worker WA Health


This is a Recruitment Pool for Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time and Casual appointments, with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.

Position Profile: The Child and Adolescent Health Service are seeking experienced individuals to join our Child Development Service team.

As a Senior Social Worker you will:

  • provide advanced social work services to consumers
  • function as a case manager undertaking clinical assessment of an allocated caseload
  • contribute as a senior member to the functioning of the multi-disciplinary team
  • plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate social work interventions for children with or at significant risk of developmental delay, within a team context.

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) is proud to be the leading service provider for paediatric healthcare in Western Australia, as the State’s only dedicated health service for infants, children and young people. CAHS is made up four service areas: Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). Consisting of over 5,500 employees, our services are delivered at PCH and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), as well as across a network of more than 160 community clinics across the metropolitan area.

For further information about the benefits of working for CAHS and our services please click here.

Eligibility: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector. 

To be considered, you must be eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 29/11/2024.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.

For Further Job-Related Information: We encourage you to contact Liz Agafonoff,  Social Work Manager on 08 6391 0200.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to apply online via the “Apply” button above.

For Assistance including any adjustment needed to accommodate a disability and confidential enquiries – please contact the Strategic Talent Acquisition Recruitment Team (START) service via email:  [email protected]