Social Worker
REQ106963 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent on Qualifications
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications.
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ106963
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 04 September 2019
Identified Aboriginal Position



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Where you will be working


At Murrumbidgee Local Health District we provide a range of public health services to the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales across a geographic area of approximately 125,631 square kilometres.  With around 241,000 residents living within our District we employ approximately 3,500 staff who work in our 31 facilities and support services.  Our facilities include a Rural Referral Hospital, Base and District Hospitals, Multi-Purpose Services and Community Health Facilities.


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What you will be doing


MLHD New Street Service is a NSW Health child protection initiative and part of a developing network of services delivered by Local Health Districts in New South Wales.  It provides counselling intervention to families of children and young people (10 – 17 years) who have sexually harmed.

The Counsellor, Aboriginal position has a key role in ensuring the delivery of quality, specialist services in a forensic service while providing a specific response to Aboriginal families including working with non-Aboriginal staff with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients.  The program has a specific focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal peoples.

MLHD New Street Service sits within the Priority Populations Program within the Integrated Care and Partnerships Directorate.

Selection Criteria

  • Four year degree in Social Work or Psychology or a relevant counselling degree. Eligibility for membership with Professional body such AASW or registration as a Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience working therapeutically with individuals and families in the context of child sexual assault, trauma, violence and abuse. Counselling is informed by current theoretical approaches and the principles of safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Understanding of intergenerational trauma and ability to engage with young people who have sexually abused and with their families, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and families.

Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.


Additional Information

  • Applications for Part Time or Job Share arrangements will be considered.

  • Upon appointment the Successful Applicant will be remunerated depending upon their qualifications and as per the relevant NSW Health Awards

  • This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.

  • If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa. For Visa information please see www.immi.gov.au


Find out more about applying for this position.

For role related queries or questions contact Shannon McMahon on Shannon.McMahon@health.nsw.gov.au


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.




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