Social Worker – Intensive Therapeutic Care Program SA Health – Women’s and Children’s Health Network


  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Yarrow Place,  Health and Recovery, Trauma Safety Services (HaRTSS) North Adelaide 
  • Salary – Classification – AHP2 – Allied Health Professional L2 – $86,950 to $100,729
  • Employment Full time – Term Contract (temporary up to 30 Jun 2024)

On top of this, as an employee of Women’s and Children’s Health Network, you will have access to Salary Sacrifice benefits with MAXXIA which allows for generous salary sacrifice arrangements each FBT year as a special benefit for employees of the local Health Networks. A Meal Entertainment allowance per FBT year can also be salary sacrificed out of your pre-tax income to cover costs over and above the Everyday living expenses benefit.


The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. 

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and Aboriginal Health services.

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia’s women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Yarrow Place team as a Social Worker Intensive Therapeutic Care Program in a Full time, temporary role Up To 30 June 2024.

As the Social Worker – Intensive Therapeutic Care Program, you will be responsible for providing intensive therapeutic support to young people who are under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive who are aged 12-25 years and are at risk of, or are currently, being sexually exploited and frequently missing from care. The Social Worker also works with the young person’s families, carers, support networks and/or significant others.

In this role of Social Worker – Intensive Therapeutic Care Program – you will collaborate with staff from other agencies and support the care team and others to provide direct care and intervention to the young person. You will assertively engage using approaches requiring mobility and flexible to give therapeutic support. 

About You

To be eligible you must have an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. (Overseas qualifications must supply the AASW Overseas Assessment number).

To be successful in this role, you will use your demonstrated ability to provide therapeutic counselling to young people who are at risk of or have been sexually assaulted. You should be able to relate well to people from a wide range of backgrounds and professions.

If you have experience in the provision of therapeutic services to young people who have experienced sexual abuse/assault along with demonstrated experience working in crisis and trauma situations, then this is the role for you, and we encourage you to apply.

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role description.

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia’s most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

Other Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 841618


Jane Regan

Phone: 1800 817 421

E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

Sunday 24th September 2023 – 11.55PM


 AHP2 – Social Worker Intensive Therapeutic Care Program Yarrow Place 841618.pdf

 WCHN Competency Framework.pdf

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