Social Worker
REQ270135 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 3
Remuneration: 102500 - 105932
Hours Per Week: 26
Requisition ID: REQ270135

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Learn more about our network:  http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals 


An exciting opportunity exists to join the highly specialised Hearing Support Service at Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick. This a permanent part-time position working providing psychosocial support and care navigation for children with hearing support needs and their families.

What you'll be doing

The primary focus of this position is to provide a comprehensive and specialist social work service to children, young people and their families referred from the relevant clinical area. This includes psychosocial assessments, specialist counselling, group work, psycho-education and advocacy. The social worker works as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.  
The senior social work is required to play a key role in service development and continuous quality improvement to ensure clinical needs of children and their families are met. The position takes a leadership role in the development and provision of education programs in the relevant specialty for both social workers and health professionals within SCHN and externally. The social worker also provides a consultative role within their specialisation to key stakeholders.
  1. Eligibility for AASW membership with significant post graduate experience in social work practice with families and children and/or in health context.
  2. Substantial post graduate experience in social work practice with children and their families.
  3. A well-developed knowledge of the psycho-social challenges facing families in the relevant clinical area and a sound knowledge of relevant community resources and support services available to the children and families.
  4. Significant post graduate experience in a variety of social work interventions/modalities including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, case management, counselling, group work.
  5. Excellent demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Demonstrated skills and experience in clinical supervision, professional education activities, service planning, and quality improvement activities.
  7. Competent computer skills and ability to adapt to new IT systems.
  8. Capacity to share after hours and weekend on call duties – as required.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.



Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021
  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination


If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated:

A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner.

An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Maria Coelho on Maria.Coelho@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 5 December 2021



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