Aged Care Social Worker Level 1-2 (Temporary Contract)

Social Worker
REQ124347 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (To commence in April 2020 up until October 2020)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1 or Social Worker Level 2
Remuneration: $32.41 - $46.96 per hour
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ124347
Application Close: 24 November 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



  • This position is part of the Social Work Aged Care Team at Nepean Hospital, as a member of this Team you will provide a high quality social work service to the patients and their families within the aged care wards/areas of the hospital 
  • Social Work looks at the complex interactions between individuals as patients, their environment outside the hospital, and the treatment process within the hospital setting.  Social Work recognises that illness and admission to hospital involves adjustment within the individual and within their relationships with their outside world.   It also recognises that in the process of admission and treatment in hospital the patient experiences a degree of loss of control and independence.  It is in this context that social work takes a central role in the hospital goal of fostering the psychological, emotional and social well-being of patients 
  • Social Work provides a service to both the patient and the organization.   Our service to patients is in identifying and dealing with psychosocial problems that arise as a result of, or that are contributing to problems in adjusting to the crisis of illness, treatment and hospitalisation. Our service to the organization is in identifying and dealing with psychosocial problems that hinder the smooth transition of patients through the hospital treatment system. We recognise that these two aspects of our service work together toward the paramount goal of patient well-being.   If psychosocial problems are resolved then a smooth transition is facilitated, and conversely, a smooth transition will enhance the patient’s emotional and social well-being 
  • Social Work, as part of the multidisciplinary health team will provide crisis intervention, psychosocial assessment, general counselling, advocacy, case management, therapeutic and grief/loss counselling, and complex discharge planning.  

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! 

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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 with eligibility for membership of the AASW.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the psycho- social impact of unexpected hospitalisation due to illness, accident or trauma
  3. Demonstrated ability to complete psychosocial assessments and to formulate and implement appropriate discharge and care plan in a short time frame for patients in an inpatient setting.
  4. Experience in working as a social worker in an acute aged care setting including experience with NCAT, Guardianship Division applications and hearings, elder abuse and complex family situations.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the effect and impact of decreasing independence on carers and family.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  7. High level of written and oral communication skills.

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