Social Worker SA Health – Women’s and Children’s Health Network


  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country South Team, Child and Family Health Service, Mount Barker
  • Salary – Classification – AHP2 – Allied Health Professional L2 – $86,950 to $100,729 pro rata
  • Employment Part time (0.6 FTE / 22.5 hrs per week) – Ongoing Permanent 

On top of this, as an employee of Women’s and Children’s Health Network, you will have access to Salary Sacrifice benefits with MAXXIA which allows for generous salary sacrifice arrangements each FBT year as a special benefit for employees of the local Health Networks. A Meal Entertainment allowance per FBT year can also be salary sacrificed out of your pre-tax income to cover costs over and above the Everyday living expenses benefit.


The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. 

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and Aboriginal Health services.

The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) is a free statewide service that supports parents and families of children from birth to five years of age, who live across metropolitan, regional and rural areas in South Australia.

With over 100 clinics across South Australia, CaFHS helps parents and families to understand their child’s health, development, and wellbeing needs, which can include breastfeeding, sleeping, settling, introducing solids, parenting and play and development. Each year, CaFHS provides over 75,000 family consultations  via in clinic or at home appointments, telehealth (phone) or virtually.

South Australia records approximately 20,000 births each year and CaFHS offers an in home initial 4 health and development check at 1 to 4 weeks of age, to support the infant and family’s health, wellbeing and development. Further health and development checks are offered at 6-8 weeks, 6-9 months, 18-24 months, 3 years and 4 to 5 years. For children with ongoing or complex needs, CaFHS can refer families to other healthcare and community service supports.

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia’s women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Country South team as a Social Worker in a Part time (0.6 FTE / 22.5 hours per week), ongoing basis.

The CaFHS Social Worker works as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve the early identification, assessment and care planning for families with complex needs and facing adversity.

As the CaFHS Social Worker you will work with parents who face challenges through the provision of individual counselling, advocacy and support.  You will encourage the best use of individual and family strengths and resources by working in partnerships with the caregiver/family to

  • Increase coping skills
  • Better develop problem solving skills
  • Feel positive about their future
  • Gain a better understanding of where to seek resources/information in the future

About You

To be eligible you must  have an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

To be successful in this role, you will use your well developed ability to undertake comprehensive psychosocial assessment of families with young children utilising contemporary best practice frameworks.

You should have experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating complex interventions including group work aimed at addressing psychosocial need in families with children aged 0 to 3 years.

If you have relevant social work theories and models including an understanding of strengths-based approach, its application and group work processes, theory and practice, then this role is for you and you are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role description.

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia’s most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

Application Instructions

You will be required to attach a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria of the role and a current résumé/curriculum vitae prior to clicking ‘Submit Application’. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole process.

Other Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 840320


Nicole Branch – Regional Team Manager – Country South

Phone: 0466860536

E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

Sunday 27th August 2023 – 11.55PM


 AHP2 – Social Worker – CAFHS -Country South – 840320.pdf

 WCHN Competency Framework.pdf

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SA Health - Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Job Salary

Part time