18354 - 01JKE

Social Worker
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 27 May 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Position No: 18354 - 01JKE
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: Nancy Jacobs on nancy.jacobs@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2316

About us
Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Acute Allied Health Services Social Work team is responsible for the care and support of patients across a range of critical and acute care areas of The Canberra Hospital. These include the Medical and Surgical inpatient wards, Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, Maternity and Paediatric inpatient wards and a range of paediatric and adult outpatient clinics.
Social workers provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of client populations throughout their patient journey. The patients we see present with a range of psychosocial issues that impact their health circumstances across the lifespan including ante-natal care, newly acquired and chronic health conditions, medical and surgical treatments, rehabilitation and ageing.
The Social Worker will have an understanding of issues related to health and wellbeing and the impact on the person and their family/carer, including adjustment to change in their health.  The Social Worker will promote improved client outcomes through working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality clinical services across a range of service speciality areas.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work,
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers,
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
  • A minimum of three years (desirable five years) experience post qualification in Social Work
  • Current driver’s license
  • Previous hospital or health experience
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.
This is a temporary position available for six months from 1st July 2019.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available for six months from 1st July 2019.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


No documents have been supplied for this position.