The Family Health and Development Allied Health Professional (Social Worker/Occupational Therapist)

Location: Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Environmental Health Centre, Port Pirie
Salary: $84,399 - $97,774 p.a - Ongoing Full Time - AHP2
Closing Date: 31 August 2022

An exciting opportunity is available for a Family Health and Development Allied Health Professional (Social Worker/Occupational Therapist). The person in this role must hold a recognised qualification within Social Work or Occupational Therapy profession, and be eligible for practicing membership of the relevant Professional Association. For those professions requiring Registration, all requirements to obtain and maintain current registration must be fulfilled.

 The person in this role:

  • Will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive case management to families and carers of children with elevated blood lead levels living in the city of Port Pirie.
  • Will assist the Environmental Health Centre to achieve the ‘Port Pirie Lead Implementation Program’ and the ‘Targeted Lead Abatement Program: sub program 2, Early Intervention’, initiatives and key performance indicators.
  • Will assist to develop, implement and contribute to comprehensive and integrated range of services which assists SA Health YNLHN Environmental Health Centre to meet the objective of reducing the blood lead levels of Port Pirie’s children and families, through an enhanced preventative program.
  • Applies clinical experience, increasingly generalist and / or specialist clinical knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and integrated range of services, appropriate to the needs of the local community.
  • Works under reduced clinical direction, and may contribute to the clinical supervision of less experienced allied health professionals, allied health assistants and students. 
  • As a member of a multi-professional team, including health professionals and service providers from other sectors, utilises a combination of preventative, early intervention, treatment / therapy and evaluation approaches.

For self regulated professions it is desirable to participate in the professional association accredited continuing professional development program - AASW Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accreditation Program. For appointment at this level, must be able to demonstrate AHP2 level competencies, or have a 2 year post-graduate Masters with a related allied health undergraduate degree. 

A career in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network offers many great lifestyle benefits, including diverse job prospects and the opportunity to fast track your skills and career, not to mention your choice of scenery from farm, ocean, vineyards and the Southern Flinders ranges. View the below videos for more information about working for Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

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In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 805041


Sonia Thornton

8638 4123