Social Worker Level 1/2 Hunter New England Local Health District


A permanent full time opportunity awaits an enthusiastic and dedicated Social Worker Level 1/2 in our Mater Mental Health Centre in Waratah.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1
Remuneration: $65,778 – $77,438 per annum 
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ320144

Social Worker Level 1/2
Mater Mental Health Centre Waratah

This position is full time however, part time/job share arrangements may also be considered.

About the position:

This position sits within the acute mental health inpatient service based at the Mater Mental Health Centre in Waratah. The position is part of a multidisciplinary team that works predominantly with people aged 18 to 65 yrs experiencing a mental health episode requiring inpatient care.

As a Social Worker within the service, you will provide a high quality clinical service to consumers and their families and carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for clients of the service. 

This position is supported by a Senior Social Worker, Nurse Manager, multidisciplinary team and other on site Social Workers that come together on a regular basis to deliver high quality and evidence based/informed practice for consumers and their families. Professional and clinical supervision is also provided and expected to support your professional development.

About You:

The successful candidate will possess experience and/or knowledge of contemporary Social Work practices in mental health as well as an interest in proactively engaging with mental health consumers and their carers and family members. 

You will also have the ability to analyse problems and apply a range of options in working with consumers with acute mental health concerns and their families/carers. 

Your high level communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team will be the key to your success in this role.

Information for Applicants:

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. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases: If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy


Selection Criteria: Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit:


Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging: Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at [email protected] or on 1300 40 25 23.

Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

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For role related queries or questions contact Katherine Price on [email protected]

Applications Close: 17 July 2022



Hunter New England Local Health District

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$65,000 - $79,999 + superannuation + benefits

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