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Social Worker

NSW Health - Parramatta, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1 / Level 2
Remuneration: $64,463 - $93,393 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215429

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The primary purpose of this role is to provide person – centred, recovery oriented and trauma informed mental health service incorporating whole person approach and life course approach to people with chronic persistent mental illness and complex psycho social needs.
This position is based in the sub-acute/non-sub-acute/non-acute mental health inpatient unit works within a multidisciplinary team and is responsible to provide comprehensive assessment and interventions related to patient’s social, financial and family circumstances. Complex discharge planning service, patient advocacy and Inpatient Psycho education programs are a component of the role. This position is to plan, coordinate and deliver high quality mental health inpatient social work service to consumers consistent with Western Sydney Local Health District policies procedure and standard.
A primary goal of this position is to work collaboratively with staff, consumers and other agencies ( both within WSLHD and non-Government organisations) to promote effective participation in mental health treatment and recovery. This may include working on quality improvement and service delivery projects as part of the role.

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

Essential Criteria:

Qualification: Degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership in AASW

Selection Criteria:

Degree in social work and eligibility for membership of the AASW

Demonstrated experience or understanding of working with consumers with an acute mental illness or disorder

Understanding of mental health act 2007 and related registration

Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skill including report writing skill, interpersonal skill provide timely and relevant advice, negotiate and problem solve.

Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to a consumer focused recovery-oriented approach and Trauma Informed Care

Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and as a collaborative member of multidisciplinary teams

Demonstrated evidence or commitment to quality improvement activities and evidence based practices

Current drivers licence valid within Australia

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For role related queries or questions contact Victor Syquia on victor.syquia@health.nsw.gov.au or 9840 3000.

Applications Close: 3rd March 2021

NSW Health

Parramatta, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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