Social Worker Level 1/2 Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 3rd of July 2024)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1 / Level 2
Remuneration: $34.01 – $49.27 per hour
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ423236

Where you’ll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of ‘better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond’ and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.


What you’ll be doing
The level 1/2 social work position is responsible for the provision of social work services to patients, families and carers, who are under the care of the inpatient wards at Auburn Hospital. 

The Level 1/2 social worker is able to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters. They may require direct professional supervision from more senior staff members when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks.

The Level 1/2 social worker will assist in the development of policies, procedures, standards and practices. They will be expected to participate in quality improvement activities, departmental committees and may be required to participate in clinical research activities. 


What this role and WSLHD Allied Health will offer you:
•    An opportunity to work in a supportive, inclusive and caring team environment
•    Ongoing education and development 
•    Opportunities to lead and be involved with research, with established partnerships with universities and a WSLHD Professor of Allied Health
•    Programs and learning opportunities for Allied Health staff funded by WSLHD include: 

o    FLASH Allied Health leadership program – a program specific to WSLHD which offers Allied Health specific leadership development FLASH

o    Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIM): a course for staff leading projects to provide them with the knowledge, skills and structure to effectively manage change

o    sparQ: Empowering safety and quality excellence through leadership and development at WSLHD sparQ


Other benefits of working for Western Sydney Local Health District:  
•    Salary Packaging Scheme – lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay.  
•    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – a professional counselling and coaching service that offers confidential, short-term support for work-related and personal issues, which you and your immediate family can access   
•    Study Leave  
•    Potential transfer of leave/service to other eligible public sector organisations 

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

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Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.


Essential Criteria:

Qualification: Bachelor of Social Work 
Registration: Eligibility of Australian Association of Social Work

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated clinical experience in social work assessment, crisis intervention and counselling.
  2. Sound knowledge of the impact of chronic illness, disability, treatment and hospitalisation on patients and families
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to accomplish service goals and improved patient and/or consumer care and outcomes.
  4. Well-developed time management skills, ability to work with minimum supervision, excellent written and verbal communication, including report writing skills and high level computer literacy.
  5. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build therapeutic relationships.
  6. Commitment to professional supervision, building professional skills and capacity, and willingness to seek appropriate guidance and direction.
  7. Knowledge of quality assurance and / or clinical practice improvement activities.
  8. Ability to participate in the After Hours Crisis On-Call Social Work Service and a valid Australian Driver Licence

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Leza Nissan on [email protected]

Applications Close: 27th of August 2023



Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time