Social Worker
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
REQ138457 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 2
Remuneration: $80,885.00 - $93,114.00
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ138457
Applications Close: 8 December 2019

Together, Achieving Better Health


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About the Role
  • The Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP) is a client centred, time limited, goal oriented program, which targets people at the end of a hospital episode. Interventions aim to restore clients to their optimal level of function and independence in the community.
  • The Social Worker provides psychosocial assessments, interventions and support for clients and their carers which promote social and emotional well-being.
  • Social Work service provision in TACP also supports the processes of:
    • Client and carer enablement
    • Adjustment to different functional capacities resulting from either acute medical incidents or the ageing process
    • Finalising and accessing longer term care arrangements.
  • The Social Worker may also provide a service to the NBMLHD Chronic and Complex Care Social Work Team and the OPERA Team, as required.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 


See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ZhAGF38E10CN2upBndvfA

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.



Selection Criteria to be addressed: 

  1. Degree in Social Work from an accredited course providing eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a commitment to maintaining a professional skill and knowledge base. Overseas qualifications must supply the AASW Overseas Assessment number.
  2. Current NSW State Driver Licence, including P1 or above and willingness to use for work purposes. This may include driving long distances across NBMLHD.
  3. Clinical skills in assessment, planning and evaluation of social work interventions with adult clients who have chronic and complex health conditions and the capacity to work with this client group in a community setting. (Level 1 staff are newly qualified employees with less than three years clinical experience, who will work under discipline specific professional supervision. Level 2 staff have at least three years clinical experience, and are expected to be competent independent practitioners, with who can work under minimal direct supervision).
  4. Understanding of the psychosocial impact and management of chronic health conditions, ageing and disability and knowledge of grief and bereavement theory, commensurate with years of experience.
  5. Commitment to professional development and training and willingness to engage positively in clinical supervision and performance development processes.
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to evidence based practice and the ability to demonstrate how evidence based practice has been incorporated into your professional work.
  7. Capacity to demonstrate professional level skills in written and oral communication and capacity to apply these skills with clients/carers, staff and other service agencies.
  8. Ability to work independently at a professional level as well as the ability to work productively as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a community health setting.

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