Social Worker Level 3 – CL Team – Mental Health Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 3
Remuneration: 108595 – 112114 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ456043

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to work within a supportive mental health multi-disciplinary team at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. This is a full-time permanent Level 3 position in the Consultation Liaison Team (CLT) in the Department of Psychological Medicine. The team provides a holistic and family centred mental health service to children and young people experiencing mental health issues and chronic illnesses. 

What you’ll be doing

The primary focus of this position is to provide a comprehensive and specialist social work service to children, young people and their families referred from the relevant clinical area. This includes psychosocial assessments, specialist counselling, group work, psycho-education and advocacy. The social worker works as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.
The senior social work is required to play a key role in service development and continuous quality improvement to ensure clinical needs of children and their families are met. The position takes a leadership role in the development and provision of education programs in the relevant specialty for both social workers and health professionals within SCHN and externally. The social worker also provides a consultative role within their specialisation to key stakeholders.

  1. Eligibility for AASW membership with significant post graduate experience in social work practice with families and children and/or in health context.
  2. Substantial post graduate experience in social work practice with children and their families.
  3. Clinical skills and expertise in mental health that allow the applicant to fulfil the tasks of the role as outlined in the statement of duties.
  4. A well-developed knowledge of the psycho-social challenges facing families in the relevant clinical area and a sound knowledge of relevant community resources and support services available to the children and families.
  5. Significant post graduate experience in a variety of social work interventions/modalities including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, case management, counselling, group work.
  6. Excellent demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Demonstrated skills and experience in clinical supervision, professional education activities, service planning, and quality improvement activities.
  8. Competent computer skills and ability to adapt to new IT systems.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity – we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA).

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.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website


NSWHealth is committed to child safety in line with the Child Safe Standards


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


Applicants holding visas with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable local applicant is identified.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and Statement of Duties  
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Anna Agoroudis on [email protected]

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on 0486012545.

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 28/12/2023



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