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Senior Social Worker Inpatient Ward

SA Health - Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network - Rural and Remote Mental Health Services, Glenside
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: AHP3 $108,448 - $116,253 p.a.
  • Temporary Full-time position working up to 11/2/2022
The setting is the Rural and Remote Inpatient Service, a 23 bed inpatient unit based on the Glenside campus. It is a service for people experiencing acute mental health crisis. The clinical senior social worker provides high quality direct clinical services to consumers of the service and professional advice to colleagues in the inpatient multi-disciplinary team, and to clinicians in community mental health teams and other services throughout regional SA. The clinical senior social worker assesses and addresses a range of consumer needs, to contribute to the overall team planning for care and for safe and sustainable discharge to community.

The social worker has a key role in liaising with families and with services, including legal, NDIS, NGO providers. It is a fast paced environment and the clinical senior works with one team, covering 11-12 beds. .3 of this role entails leadership in the social work discipline over the six country LHNs, in collaboration with other seniors and the clinical lead for social work. The social worker provides clinical supervision, and undertakes a discipline portfolio. S/he plays a key role in supporting the work of the social work staff in the 3 regional inpatient units.

The Clinical Senior Social Worker (SW) is an experienced and highly competent clinician who applies expertise in the delivery of Social Work services within a multidisciplinary context within the Local Health Network (LHN) Mental Health (MH) service. The Clinical Senior SW contributes to the improvement of quality, safe, community driven Mental Health Services and provides clinical Social Work and consultancy services that support the recovery of mental health consumers from rural and remote areas of South Australia.

As a clinical leader, mentor and supervisor, the Clinical Senior SW provides clinical support and profession-specific supervision to Mental Health (MH) Social Work professionals / students and plays a leadership role in upholding clinical Social Work professional standards and practices within the LHN MH. The CS SW holds a portfolio on behalf of the Social Work profession to develop, encourage and promote increased expertise and service improvements in the discipline objectives.

Must hold a recognised qualification within the Social Work profession and be eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). As a self-regulated profession it is desirable to participate in the AASW Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accreditation program. Post graduate qualifications in social work, psychotherapy, mental health, public sector management would be desirable.

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.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 756693

756693 - Senior Social Worker Inpatient Ward amended (2).pdf

Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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