Social Worker Level 3 Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Women’s and Children Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part-Time (up to 31st of October 2024)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $53.00 – $54.77 per hour
Hours Per Week: 14
Requisition ID: REQ421051



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Where you’ll be working
•    The Women and Children’s Health Social Work position is based at Westmead Hospital and is responsible for providing a high standard of care to the families of Western Sydney Local Health District.
•    You will be working in a supportive department with a positive team culture which values professional, personal and career development. 
•    Minutes from Parramatta CBD, the local area is home to heritage sites, beautiful parks and waterways.
•    Currently undergoing a $1.1 billion redevelopment program, Westmead Hospital, together with its partners, will be one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia.



What you’ll be doing
•    The Women and Children’s Team at Westmead is a team of 7 social workers providing clinical coverage to the areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birth Unit and Women’s Health ward, Special Care Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The team also includes the specialty areas of Substance Use in Pregnancy, Adolescent Medicine and Gynaecological Oncology.
•    Whilst allocated to cover the clinical area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, there are opportunities to broaden your skill development as part of team cover and After Hours Crisis On Call work.



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 including regular clinical supervision, monthly staff development sessions to enhance clinical practice and opportunities for external education and training.
•    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

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



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   
•    Paid Maternity and Parental Leave  
•    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: Degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated clinical experience in pregnancy loss, perinatal bereavement, child protection and domestic and family violence and other speciality areas relating to women’s and children’s health.
  2. Demonstrated experience in staff and student supervision.
  3. Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures for service improvement and skills in providing training and education.
  4. Well-developed time management skills with excellent written and verbal communication, including report writing skills and high level computer literacy.
  5. Demonstrated excellent negotiation, decision making and advocacy skills including the ability to interact constructively and collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, throughout all organisational levels
  6. Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, complete and implement quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation processes and lead ongoing quality improvement activities with other staff.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of issues associated with working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse client group.
  8. Participation in the After Hours Crisis On Call Social Work Service.

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

Applications Close: 21st of August 2023



Western Sydney Local Health District

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