SMART Social Worker Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time & Temporary Part Time (Up to 24th January 2024)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $53.00 – $54.77 per hour 
Hours Per Week: 16 & 14 
Requisition ID: REQ377341

Where you’ll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of ‘better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond’ and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you’ll be doing
The primary purpose of this position is to provide a comprehensive social work service to patients and their families, undergoing treatment within the SMART rehabilitation service at Westmead Hospital.
The Level 3 Social Work Senior Clinician has recognised high level clinical skills and is able to provide novel, complex and critical clinical services to patients, families and carers with a high level of professional knowledge.
The position is responsible for the delivery of high-quality psychosocial care through competent clinical skills, effective communication, requiring minimum supervision and active participation within a multidisciplinary team environment.
This position also has responsibility to assist with program development, involving planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting on clinical services, education for peers, students, patients/carers, quality improvement initiatives, policies and procedures and projects within their clinical speciality

The Social Work department at Westmead Hospital are seeking a highly motivated Social Worker to join their dynamic team. This position is based in the SMART (Specialist Management with Acute Rehabilitation Treatment) team which provides in-reach rehabilitation to the acute clinical areas of Westmead Hospital. The Social Worker is a valued member of the SMART multidisciplinary team and together work to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. There is a permanent part time position and temporary part time position available.  

You will be working in a supportive department with a positive team culture which values professional, personal and career development. You will have the opportunity to contribute and make a difference.

If you are keen to join the team at Westmead and feel this is the role for you, please click the link to apply.

We welcome enquires, if you would like further information.

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

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Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability.

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

Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.



Essential Criteria:

  1. Qualification: Degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of psychosocial issues associated with acute and chronic illness in rehabilitation medicine and demonstrated high level knowledge and skills in social work assessment, crisis intervention including trauma, counselling, case management for patients/families with illness adjustment, domestic violence, child protection, end of life care and bereavement support.
  2. Demonstrated experience in staff and student supervision.
  3. Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures for service improvement and skills in providing training and education.
  4. Well-developed time management skills with excellent written and verbal communication, including report writing skills and high level computer literacy.
  5. Demonstrated excellent negotiation, decision making and advocacy skills including the ability to interact constructively and collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, throughout all organisational levels
  6. Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, complete and implement quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation processes and lead ongoing quality improvement activities with other staff.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of issues associated with working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse client groups.
  8. Participation in the After Hours Crisis On-Call Social Work Service.



Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Nadine Macbeth on [email protected]

Applications Close: 27th August 2023





Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time