Social Worker (post graduate training program)

Social Worker
REQ340621 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, up until 31 December 2024 (temporary funding)
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 1/ Lvl 2
Remuneration: 67442 - 79397 - full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ340621

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.

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What you'll be doing

The primary focus of the position is to provide a comprehensive social work service to children, young people and their families referred from the relative clinical area. This includes the provision of psychosocial assessments, counselling and advocacy. The service includes individual, family and group work and program development. The social worker is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Eligibility for AASW membership preferably with post graduate experience in social work practice with families and children and/or in health context.

  • Demonstrated skills in crisis intervention, assessment and counselling and a commitment to evidence based practice.

  • Understanding of the issues facing children and their families when confronted with illness and disability and possessing knowledge of the relevant community support services.

  • Demonstrated capacity to build professional and therapeutic relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Capacity to share after hours and weekend on call duties.

  • Competent computer skills and ability to adapt to new IT systems.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


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.


Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases 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


Applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are required for Category A positions (refer to NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases).


ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


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Applications Close: 7/10/2022



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