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Social Worker - James Fletcher Hospital, Newcastle

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until January 2025
Location: James Fletcher Hospital - Awabakal Country
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 3
Remuneration: $108,595 - $112,114 per annum + 11% superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ461544
Applications Close: 12th February 2024

About the Role
The Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service (SUPPS) Social Worker (Level 3) will provide comprehensive assessment, care and evidence-based treatment for parents and pregnant clients who have moderate to severe substance use and complex comorbidities that impact on pregnancy and parenting. Treatment includes, but is not limited to; brief intervention, psychoeducation and relapse prevention.

The successful applicant will have thorough knowledge of the child-protection policy and legislation and have the ability to apply professional and ethical boundaries when working with complex situations. You will also have exceptional people skills and have the capacity to think and solve problems as they arise. The SUPPS SW Lvl 3 will be supported and supervised by the Greater Newcastle SUPPS Clinical Lead and team, the CYFS Manager, and the DACS Allied Health Clinical Lead. You will also work closely with the DACS Clinical Liaison Team, JHH Maternity, and Child & Family Health.

Where you'll be working
The successful applicant will join the Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service (SUPPS) team, based out of James Fletcher Campus, located in the coastal city of Newcastle. With only a short walking distance to Newcastle beach, your lunch breaks can be spent enjoying the coastal views of the ocean and its surrounds, or by taking a brisk walk along the Esplanade.

As a member of this team, you will work alongside other professionals as a collective to focus on the wellbeing of your clients. You will do this through taking a holistic, harm minimisation approach to care, and by supporting women and their children through complicated challenges that arise due to substance use.

  • Make a difference within your community
  • Be a part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

Additional Information
  • An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder will only be offered in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Debra Lawson on [email protected]

Information for Applicants:
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit:

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This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Website/Position Link:
Contact Officer Name: Debra Lawson
Contact Phone Number: 49853245
Contact Email Address: [email protected]