Social Worker Level 4 (Temporary Full-Time), Early Psychosis Program (EPP) – ESM South Eastern Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (through to March 2023)
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 4
Remuneration: $111228 – $114007 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ321224

See what we have to offer

Are you an experienced Senior Social Worker and want to work with an innovative Youth Mental Health Team? Come and join our dynamic multidisciplinary mental health team providing care and support for young people.

Where you’ll be working

The Early Psychosis Programme, Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Team, is based in Bondi Junction in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. This is a dynamic, industry leading service providing evidence-based Early Intervention in Psychosis.

 The team values innovation, and quality improvement and research are valued.  This is an opportunity to work in a positive, optimistic culture and make a difference to the lives of young people experiencing psychosis.

This exciting opportunity is via a temporary contract until March 2023.

What you’ll be doing

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. 

The Early Psychosis Programme is a multi-disciplinary community mental health team providing specialist early intervention treatment to young people (14-25 years) who are at risk of, or are experiencing, psychosis. The Senior Social Worker/Family Worker is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing high levels of clinical expertise and specialised knowledge in order to provide high quality Social Work care to families, carers and young people of the Early Psychosis Programme consistent with NSW Health, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards.


SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

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


Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award. Eligibility for AASW
  2. Extensive post graduate clinical experience in Mental Health Social Work, including working with young people, carers and family, and across diversity of gender, culture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Early Intervention philosophy, principles and practice
  4. 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
  5. Proven ability to provide high level clinical advice and education to enhance service delivery and to guide and support others in providing service excellence
  6. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to apply independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a complex nature
  7. Ability to initiate, lead, complete and share quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation processes and lead ongoing quality improvement activities with other staff
  8. Current NSW Drivers licence



Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Alana Scully on [email protected]
Applications Close: 17 July 2022





South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

$111,228 - $114,007

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