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Social Worker

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Temporary
Closes: 13 April 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 25557 - 01UWR
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 March 2021
Contact Officer: Patrice Higgins on patrice.higgins@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2316

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Overview of the work area and position:
Canberra Health Services, provides multidisciplinary care across a range of hospital and community settings. There are several teams who provide Social Work services across inpatient, outpatient and community settings:
The Acute Allied Health Services Social Work team is responsible for the care and support of patients across a range of critical and acute care areas of The Canberra Hospital. These include the Medical and Surgical inpatient wards, Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, Maternity and Paediatric inpatient wards and a range of paediatric and adult outpatient clinics.
Social workers provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of client populations throughout their patient journey. The patients we see present with a range of psychosocial issues that impact their health circumstances across the lifespan including ante-natal care, newly acquired and chronic health conditions, medical and surgical treatments, rehabilitation and ageing.
The Social Worker will have an understanding of issues related to health and wellbeing and the impact on the person and their family/carer, including adjustment to change in their health. The Social Worker will promote improved client outcomes through working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality clinical services across a range of service speciality areas.

About You
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Behavioural Capabilities
Good organisational skills with a high degree of drive
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet client’s needs
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to perform novel, complex, critical or difficult tasks with professional supervision.

Eligibility/Other requirements:
Relevant qualifications and experience are essential.
Degree in Social Work
Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Be registered under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience (preferably five years’) working professionally in social work.
The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work.
Previous hospital or health experience is desirable
Current driver’s licence (mandatory for community positions)
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Referee checks, including from current manager.
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Note: This is a full-time temporary position available from May 2021 for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies; permanent, temporary, and casual at level of the next 12 months. Selection may be based on written application and referee report only.

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This is a full-time temporary position available from May 2021 for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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