Social Worker SA Health – Central Adelaide Local Health Network


  • Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Various Locations
  • Salary: AHP2 – $85,665 – $99,241(p.a.)
  • Multiple positions Temporary and permanent positions available 

About the role

The AHP2 Social Worker is responsible for maximising the psycho-social adjustment of patients and their families through the application of Social Work knowledge and skills, and through sharing skills and knowledge with other staff. This includes attending and actively participating in multi-disciplinary clinical activities such as ward rounds and meetings, and undertaking data collection and reporting as required.  The incumbent uses skills and knowledge to provide assessment and interventions through consultation, counselling, liaison and educational services within CALHN and in the community. 

The AHP2 Social Worker works to effectively achieve optimum outcomes for patients, families and carers by utilising organisational and community resources, and operating within the Single Service, Multiple Site model.

The incumbent participates in quality improvement activities and research projects as required/ instructed to support best practice and to optimise service delivery and outcomes.


The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South’s Australia’s major quaternary facility, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, and the Repat Health Precinct. We also deliver mental health services at Glenside Health Services and at a range of other locations across the metropolitan and regional areas.

We’re looking for talented staff to join us and help us to shape the future of health through world-class care and world-class research and achieve our vision of being in the top 50 health services in the world and top 5 in Australia.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging available
  • 17.5 per cent Leave loading applied to your annual leave
  • Strong community minded culture and values providing world class care to South Australians 
  • Onsite Gym and Day Care facilities available to staff at TQEH and RAH.  
  • Opportunity for movement across the SA Health system: There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites.

Essential Requirements:

Educational/Vocational Qualifications

  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

Diversity and inclusion:

Statewide supports and fosters a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe at work. The culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Application Information:

  • The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role. 

Job ref: 842085

Enquiries to:

Belinda Dichiera

Telephone: 0481474958

Email: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

11:55 pm Tuesday 26th September 2023


 842085 AHP2 Social Worker Role Description Final March 2023.pdf

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