Sexual Health Counsellor (SW Lvl 3) – Perm FT South Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Location: Liverpool Sexual Health Service
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $105,093 – $108,612 per annum


Requisition ID: REQ421858
Application Close Date: 27/08/2023
Interview Date Range: 30/08/2023 – 06/09/2023
Contact Details: Lynda Andrews – 0439 331 720 | [email protected]


About You

  • Do you have a passion for making a difference in the sector of HIV, Hepatitis and Sexual Health in South West Sydney?
  • Are you hardworking and maintain high professional standards? 
  • Do you have exceptional organisational Skills?


About the Opportunity
The Sexual Health Service is seeking a Counsellor to join the team!

This position sits within the Sexual Health Service and is responsible for providing specialist counselling services to consumers and their carers of the sexual health service on issues relating to their sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne viruses.

You will be part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will also participate in professional development, clinical supervision, teaching, quality improvement projects and other activities


What You’ll be Doing
This position is responsible for providing specialist counselling services to consumers and their carers of the sexual health service on issues relating to their sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne viruses.
The position will also participate in professional development, clinical supervision, teaching, quality activities and other relevant departmental and administrative duties.


Where You’ll Be Working 
South Western Sydney is rapidly growing and is a great place for young people and families to build a life. We are close to public transport, a short drive to the beach and the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park.

The area is growing exponentially with many major shopping centers, great entertainment venues and the development of Sydney’s new airport all located within minutes of new housing estates.

As part of the greater Sydney area, we have bustling metropolitan hubs as well as areas that maintain their rural heritage. It is an incredible place to explore with adventure or relaxation are at your fingertips.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. A Social Work degree which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrated extensive experience in counselling and demonstrated ability to manage complex cases.
  4. Demonstrated experience in prioritising 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.
  5. Experience working independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  6. Demonstrated high level communication skills (written and verbal), and demonstrated computer skills.
  7. Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision and expert advice/consultation to the social work service and the clinical specialty.
  8. Demonstrated experience in the planning, implementing, leading and evaluating of quality improvement activities involving the application of evidenced based practice within social work.

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Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected]  


Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.


Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.


Transforming Your Experience
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of ⚫️ 🟡 🔴 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ⚫️ 🟡 🔴 background, people with a disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine 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.


SWSLHD is committed to driving a child safe culture that upholds children and young people’s rights. We strive to ensure children and young people feel safe, supported and included in their care. Existing staff of SWSLHD and those seeking employment are required to take the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people seriously while taking action to keep them safe from harm and abuse.


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