Social Worker
REQ128352 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent on Qualifications (Social Worker Level 3, Counsellor Level 3, Psychologist)
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ128352
Location: Blacktown Community Health Centre

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Service (IVPRS) is responsible for strategic leadership, clinical service provision and capacity building for the portfolio areas of sexual assault, domestic violence and child protection. 

The Child Protection Counsellor is responsible for the provision of specialist therapeutic and case management services to children, young people and their carers who have experienced physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence or neglect.  


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations.  For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


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


Essential Requirements

Vaccination Category: A
Checks: National Police Check and Working with Children Check
Qualification: Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling
Registration: Eligibility for appropriate professional registration or association membership.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated counselling experience working in child protection or related service delivery settings, with capacity to draw on a wide range of therapeutic modalities.
  2. Demonstrated high level assessment, case formulation, intervention planning (including case management) and counselling skills with children, young people and adults, with capacity to implement a range of therapeutic models.
  3. Demonstrated high level understanding of the inter-related dynamics and effects of physical abuse and neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence and a commitment to integrated models for working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of current policies and legislation relating to child protection and other forms of interpersonal violence and knowledge of legal systems involved in child protection service provision.
  5. Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated capacity to work with in partnership with others.
  6. Experience in, or commitment to, working with individuals and families from indigenous backgrounds and/or diverse cultural backgrounds.
  7. Current Driver’s License valid in Australia

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For role related queries or questions contact Britt Sedgmen on Britt.Sedgmen@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 25 September 2019                 

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