Social Worker Level 3 (Targeted) Building Strong Foundations

Social Worker
REQ134288 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $50.51 - $52.20 per hour
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ134288
Applications Close: 24th 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

  • Building Strong Foundations (BSF) for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities Services provide a free, culturally safe and appropriate early childhood health service for Aboriginal children from birth to school entry age and their families. The program is an early identification, health promotion, prevention, early intervention and referral service
  • The Role of the BSF Social Worker is:
    • To provide case management, advocacy, counselling, group work, consultation and health promotion to Aboriginal children and their families enrolled in the BSF program.
    • Provide a clinic based and home visiting service to parents and their families, as referred by BSF Child and Family Health Nurses and Aboriginal Health workers and provide psychosocial interventions to families.
    • Provide therapeutic and educational groups for clients of the BSF Service as needed, with assistance from Child and Family Health Nurses, AHWs on BSF team.
    • Act as a consultant on social, emotional and psychological health issues to the BSF team and other health professionals in relation to the psychosocial needs of Aboriginal children aged 0 to school age and their families.


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!

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel:

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website:


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 and eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers and is a female (genuine occupational qualification Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW))
  2. Demonstrated recent experience in the provision of clinical services to client groups of a complex nature requiring advanced practice Social Work skills, as well as counselling, group and family work, including the areas of domestic violence, post-natal depression, child protection issues, low risk suicide and an understanding of normal development and the significant variability’s of childhood development
  3. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimal direct supervision. Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and report on services, including identifying opportunities for improvement in clinical practice across psychosocial and multidisciplinary service delivery
  4. Demonstrated experience in providing clinical supervision, consultation and demonstrated ability to apply professional knowledge and judgement when performing novel, complex or critical tasks
  5. Demonstrated experience working with people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. High level of cultural competence
  6. Practise within a Primary Health Care framework, including building effective partnerships with other relevant government, non-government and community organisations
  7. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including, verbal and written forms and advanced skills in using electronic communication modes
  8. Current NSW State driver's licence (including P1 or above) and willingness to use for work purposes. This may include driving long distances across the LHD

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