21948, several - 01NAJ

New Graduate Social Worker
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 15 December 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 1
Salary: $70,347
Position No: 21948, several - 01NAJ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 December 2019
Contact Officer: Rosy Winter on rosy.winter@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1768

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position:
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, and other community settings including people’s homes. These services include:
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Dhulwa Mental Health Unit
  • Justice Health Services, and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
An exciting opportunity exists for entry into the Social Work New Graduate Program for the Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services Division.
The successful applicant/s will be employed as a Health Professional Level 1 for 12 months. The role/s will provide a range of assessment and treatment services to assist people in the ACT that present with mental health concerns.  The New Graduate Program will provide professional development and clinical supervision to support the development of social work skills and professional identity in line with the Australian Association of Social Workers standards.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Degree in Social Work,
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW),
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
These are temporary positions available for 12 months. The pay rate will be $70,347. This position(s) may be required to participate in an overtime, on call, and/or rotation roster. This position(s) may be required to participate in an overtime, on call, and/or rotation roster.

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These are temporary positions available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency. The pay rate will be $70,347.

Career interest categories:

Graduates, trainees and apprentices
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services