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Social Worker - Older Persons Mental Health - Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service

NSW Health - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Remuneration: $64,463 - $93,393 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ224429

Are you a Social Worker with experience in Mental Health and enjoy working with the elderly? This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside a great team of nurses and allied health professionals and a supportive and innovative team to provide quality care to members of the community aged 65 years or older with mental illness.

Where you'll be working

You will be part of the Eastern Suburbs Older Persons Mental Health team, a multidisciplinary team of committed professionals working with consumers over 65 years of age.

What you'll be doing

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional people, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

To provide Social Work Services to inpatients and community based clients of the Aged Care Psychiatry Service, their families and carers, to undertake community work to respond to the needs of older people with complex mental health needs and cognitive decline and to promote physical, social and psychological wellbeing of clients, their families and carers.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

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.

Selection Criteria * Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Services Health Professionals (State) Award and eligibility for membership of AASW

  • Demonstrated core competency skills and experience in working as a social worker with older people and/ or in mental health.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with clients to enhance service delivery
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience
  • Computer skills and the capacity to use health information systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning
  • Drivers Licence
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For role related queries or questions contact Daniella Kanareck on daniella.kanareck@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 9 May 2021

NSW Health

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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