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Social Worker


Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job Description:

Position Title: Social Worker Alcohol and Drug Service

Employment Type: Permanent Part-time

Hours per week: 24 hours per week

Position Grade: Social Worker Level 1/2 Year 1-4

Salary: $64,463.00 - $93,393.00 AUD per annum

Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations' Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2009

Department Name: Alcohol and Drug Service

Position Summary:

A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Social Worker with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant will be expected to be able to provide high quality evidence-based interventions for people who use substances.

The ADS Social Worker will work as part of ADS – Outpatients (ADSOP) within the St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Alcohol and Drug Service.

The position will also be responsible for conducting assessments, counselling, care planning, brief interventions and discharge planning to clients accessing ADSOP. The social worker will also assist in the development and facilitation of therapeutic groups. The position will liaise with other health care professionals within St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and with external agencies relevant to the area of client treatment and care. The social worker is responsible for ensuring that appropriate treatment strategies are conducted in consultation with consumers of the service, and that outcome measures are routinely gathered. The social worker shall provide clinical cover for ADS colleagues as required.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney has an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved salary packaging scheme in place to increase the take home pay of staff. For information about the scheme go to https://www.smartsalary.com.au/

What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Degree in Social Work and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of multidisciplinary teams in a high demand environment with competing priorities with sound liaison, negotiation and time management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislative requirements for domestic violence, child protection, guardianship and victims of crime.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills, knowledge and/or experience in bio-psychosocial assessment, counselling, therapy interventions, case management, advocacy and discharge planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and professional development
  • Demonstrated understanding of the health and social issues affecting people who use drugs, and an understanding of harm reduction based approaches in working with substance use.

An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the link below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR114849_Social Work Position ADSOP (003).pdf

JR114849_SVHS Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Social Worker.pdf

JR114849_How to upload and address the selection criteria 11.01.21.pdf

Contact Details:

Peter Middleton

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Closing Date:

3 March 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

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Code of Conduct:

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Darlinghurst, NSW

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