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Palliative Care Social Worker Level 1/2 - Port Kembla Hospital

NSW Health - Port Kembla, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Employment Type: Temporary Full Time from 10/05/2021 to 02/01/2022 with the possibiity of extension at same/reduced hours
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Remuneration: $64,463 - $93,393 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ214768
Applications Close: Tuesday 6 April 2021

An exciting opportunity exists for a Social Worker with a strong interest in working with people experiecing grief and loss and with a committment to providing holistic and high quality Palliative Care Social Work services to join our team at Port Kembla Hospital. This is a temporary full-time position from 10/05/2021 to 02/01/2022 with the possibility of extension at same/reduced hours.

What you'll be doing

Provide a high quality social work service to patients, clients, consumers and their family/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes consistent with ISLHD policies, procedures, standards, relevant legislation, and the NSW Health Code of Conduct.

Where you'll be working

is a specialist referral hospital for Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care which provides care to almost eight thousand patients every year. Port Kembla provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community services as well as an occupational rehabilitation unit. Other services based at Port Kembla include a Sexual Health Clinic, Drug & Alcohol service, Illawarra Brain Injury Service (IBIS), Health Care Interpreter Service and the Hillview Childcare Service.

For more information on the Port Kembla area you can visit this website:

The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers. Our CORE Values are .

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

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Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:

Selection Criteria:

  • Social Work degree and eligibility for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), including the ability to demonstrate a practical application of the AASW Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a health related field and ability to provide a range of social work interventions eg psychosocial assessment, case management ,group work, advocacy and education.
  • Demonstrated capacity to address loss and grief issues across the lifestyle spectrum.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of electronic information systems.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence, with the ability to travel in accordance with position responsibilities.
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For role related queries or questions contact Lyndall Turvey on (02) 4223 8239 or Lyndall.Turvey@health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Health

Port Kembla, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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