Social Worker Level 1/2 Blue Mountains and Springwood Hospital Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

JOB DESCRIPTION


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time or Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Location: Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and Springwood Hospital
Remuneration: $34.01 – $49.27 per hour
Hours Per Week: Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ425229
Applications Close: 10/09/2023

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,  

working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen career role. 

 

 

What we can offer you (for eligible employees): 

 

·       Accrued Day Off (ADO) (for full time employees) 

·       Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging  

·       Novated Leasing 

·       Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year  

·       Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 

·       Fitness Passport 

 

What you will be doing:

The Social Worker accepts referrals from medical, nursing and allied health staff and from patients and their families and initiates referrals where appropriate. This role utilises a variety of social work methods, the social worker provides assistance to patients and their families who are experiencing emotional or social problems precipitated by, or contributing to their illness, disability, the crisis of hospitalisation or changes to their life situation.

In this role you will be responsible for; psychosocial assessment of patients and their families, consultation with other members of the health care team, participates in the development of an appropriate management and discharge plan for patients and providing ongoing social work service to the patient and family appropriate to their identified social needs. These may include crisis counselling, counselling, grief and bereavement counselling, co-ordination of social welfare and community resources, arranging alternative accommodation, arranging and/or providing follow up services after discharge, and participating in family conferences, interviews, case discussion and team meetings with other members of the health care team.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  

 

About us: 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.  

    

NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability. 

 

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.  

 

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.

Selection criteria to be addressed:

  1. Tertiary Qualifications in Social work and Eligibility for the Australian association of Social Workers (AASW)
  2. Previous social work experience in a hospital setting is preferred
  3. Experience in working with clients with chronic and complex needs resulting from disability and illness
  4. Experience working with aged care clients , including applications for Guardianship
  5. Experience in providing psychosocial assessment, crisis counselling, grief and loss counselling and conflict resolution
  6. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality professional assessment and care plans within a fast paced setting where there are competing demands
  7. Demonstrated high level communication skills, (written and oral) negotiation advocacy and demonstrated computer skills
  8. Current Drivers Licence, including P1 or above, valid within Australia

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JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time