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Out Of Home Care Health Pathway Clinician - Wagga Wagga

NSW Government - Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time until June 2022
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1
Remuneration: $64,463 - $93,393 per annum
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ235765
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 25 June 2021

The opportunity to make a difference, in our hospital and our community

  • Career development and progression opportunities
  • Affordable housing with remarkable commute times to our picturesque communities
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities with a lifestyle second to none!

Where you will be working

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) spans over 125,000 square kilometres across southern New South Wales, stretching from the Snowy Mountains in the east to the plains of Hillston in the northwest and all the way along the Victorian border.

As the largest employer in the region with over 5,000 healthcare staff and volunteers working across 33 hospitals and 12 primary health care centres, we prioritise:

  • Focusing on wellness
  • Aspiring to excellence
  • Investing in our people
  • Working together in partnership

To learn more about MLHD visit us here.

About the Opportunity
Children and young people in out of home care (OOHC) often have high and unmet health needs and are more disadvantaged and vulnerable than other children.

NSW Health provides coordinated health assessments and intervention for children and young people entering statutory OOHC who are expected to remain in care for longer than 90 days. The program also focuses on the needs of young people expected to leave care within the next year.

The program which coordinates this process is called The OOHC Health Pathway program, and is an outcome of the Justice Wood, Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection in NSW. The OOHC Health Pathway ensures children entering out of home care are provided with a comprehensive health and developmental assessment and health management plan. The program aims to support earlier identification of health and wellbeing issues for children and young people in OOHC, providing timely intervention when required. The overall aim is to improve the short and long-term health, development and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in OOHC, as well as support carers and placement stability. 

The position will work closely with MLHD OOHC Coordinators and coordinate referrals and assessment outcome reports for children and young people referred to the OOHC Health Assessments model pathway. The MLHD OOHC Health Pathways Clinician will also focus on implementing and finalizing leaving care plans with a focus on health needs for young people who are anticipated to leave care within the next year. 

This position has responsibility to provide comprehensive psychosocial assessments and reports with referral recommendations and plans for children and young people in OOHC. The position will provide advocacy for these young people as well as for their carers and/or caseworker. 

The position will act as a liaison and resource person to support multidisciplinary clinicians, Service Managers and other key stakeholders with the implementation of the OOHC Health Assessments pathway. The position holder will be required to work closely with child protection and sexual assault services in the MLHD, as well as working in partnership with other services within MLHD. The position will prioritise key partnerships with other services based on the needs and priorities within the scope of the position. 

The OOHC clinician will also provide consultation, support and education and training for health workers and other key stakeholders on the Health Management Pathway and processes.

To learn more about the role and responsibilities and pre-employment cheks required, please review the Position Description.

Interested? Get in touch today by either applying directly or contacting Cindy Blackett on [email protected] Please note, your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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