Social Worker (Level 1/2) – Older People’s Mental Health Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Remuneration: $34.01 – $49.27 per hour plus Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ420457

Are you looking for a place to build an exciting and rewarding career?

About Us

Sydney Local Health District is one of the fastest growing Local Health Districts in New South Wales. Our facilities and services are world class and our staff are dedicated, innovative and caring.


Where you will be based

Formed in 1882, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) is a major metropolitan tertiary referral hospital and a principal provider of specialist healthcare. It remains one of the nation’s most respected hospitals, with a distinguished history serving the health needs of local, statewide, national and international communities.

About the role

The “Community Older People’s Mental Health Team” (OPMH Team) is a specialty service of the community mental health system.
OPMH Team provide a range of clinical services including intake, assessment, consultation, treatment and care coordination. Care coordination is the main component of this model of care and includes extended care coordination, targeted packages of care and short term care coordination.
Consumers under the care of OPMH Teams will either have:
1. Short term interventions and may be discharged or referred back to their GPs or other treatment providers after a period of weeks or months
2. A period of treatment as recommended by evidence based practices.
We are committed to developing the highest skills in our community mental health staff through the LHD’s pioneering Diploma of Mental Health program, structured workplace competency development program, and supervision programs.

We are looking for someone who 

  • Holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work or equivalent that provides eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Demonstrates competencies to provide contemporary mental health practice.
  • Holds NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 licence acceptable).

What we can offer you (for eligible employees) 

  • Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging
  • Novated Leasing
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Fitness Passport
  • Great education opportunities through the Centre for Education and Workforce Development             


Please view the Position Description for further details.   

For enquiries, please contact Jim Poulios on 0488 098 631


About working for SLHD

This is a Category A position. To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy (PD2022_030)


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). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) 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.


SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


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Applications Close: 18 August 2023



Sydney Local Health District

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