Violence Abuse and Neglect Counsellor Broken Hill

Social Worker
REQ181167 Requisition #
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Skills and Knowledge

  1. Relevant Qualifications/Experience as per Award Classification – Social Work (SW Level 3): A Bachelor degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers and knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2. Welfare Officer or Counsellor (Level 3): A Bachelor degree in Social Science, Social Welfare or Counselling, and knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2. Psychologist: A Bachelor degree with general registration with AHPRA.
  2. Extensive and comprehensive specialist knowledge of contemporary trauma informed practice and relevance to rural/ remote service provision and advanced clinical skills in individual and group counselling and therapeutic work.
  3. High level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to document accurately; write proficiently; consult effectively with others; and negotiate and develop collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
  4. Competency in the use of information and communication technology, including standard office software, for email, internet searches, analysis of clinical data, presentations and clinical documentation.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to working within the principals and impacts violence, abuse and neglect; independently and within a multidisciplinary team framework.
  6. The ability to collaborate and work effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of clients, including remote communities and Aboriginal people.
  7. Ability to exercise independent professional judgement and advanced reasoning skills for problem solving, prioritising and managing complex caseloads involving expansion, adaptation or modification or principles, procedures and techniques.
  8. Current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence and ability to travel as part of the role within an outreach and on call capacity.

About The Far West LHD

   The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,000, employing over 750 staff across 9 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.


To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect, and Empowerment.

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Applications Close: 23/8/2020 

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