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Social Worker

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Permanent
Closes: 09 July 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $67,892 - $93,203 plus superannuation
Position No: 45531 - 01WBH
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 June 2021
Contact Officer: Roz Fitzgerald on roz.fitzgerald@act.gov.au or 02 5124 5401

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.

Position Overview

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/

The adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) is a 40 be inpatient unit for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. AMHU is a contemporary evidence - based service providing high quality mental health care, guided by the principles of recovery. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and the other key services. MHSSU is a low dependency 6 bed inpatient unit in the Emergency Department for the people requiring extended mental health assessment and/or treatment initiation

At this level it is expected that you will provide high quality interventions and achieve sound outcomes for people under routine supervision. It is also an expectation that you will contribute your expertise to the multidisciplinary team, provide supervision to staff to staff at level HP1, Allied Health Assistants and students and support the Allied Health Manager in change processes. You will be required to undertake quality initiatives to promote service delivery at a standard of best practice.

The position will report operationally to the Allied Health Manager of AAMHS. Professional governance of this position will come from the Discipline Principal Social work (MHJHADS)

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

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet client’s needs
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Relevant Qualifications

Degree in Social work.
Professional membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian association of Social Workers (AASW)
Registration under the Working with Vulnerable People ACT 2011.
Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/ relevant organisation/ service.
Current passenger Vehicle driver’s licence.
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:

Obtain a compliance certificate from OMU (occupational medicine unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specific infectious diseases.
Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for the Allied Health professional.
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

How to Apply

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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