Social Worker Education Directorate


Details: The successful applicant will become be included in a pilot of a school-based Social Work delivery model in ACT Education Directorate schools. The position will be included in a small team trialling the service model of service delivery with a focus on providing services at the universal, selected, and targeted level. Social Workers will also work closely with school staff to maintain and implement appropriate school-based support for students with ongoing support needs. The successful applicant will be involved in using data to assess the effectiveness of the model and contribute to adjustments of the model.

 The ideal candidate has a well-developed understanding of the scope of service delivery and support options available in the ACT. The successful applicant is highly likely to have a strong understanding of supports and be familiar with education settings. They will have the skills and capacity to impact positively on student outcomes through developing a strong understanding of needs, strengthening communication, building capacity in schools and championing Directorate commitments to continuous improvement. 

The ideal candidate will be professionally resilient, able to work independently and part of a team as well as have excellent communication and collaborative skills. The successful applicant may be asked to work across the Canberra region.

Eligibility/Other requirements:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work
  • A minimum of 3 years, or equivalent, of experience.
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers or eligibility for membership.
  • Current drivers licence essential, including access to a private vehicle for work purposes.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (  


  •  Relevant experience in education or a related area.
  •  A comprehensive knowledge of youth services and programs in the ACT, and established connections with the ACT Youth and Community Sector.

Notes: This role is based in Canberra. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit

Contact Officer: Jessica Ross on [email protected] or 0401 202 060