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Position Details
Reference Number 393355
Position Title Social Worker - Kids Cancer Centre
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 05/01/2018)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Social Worker Levle 1/2
Salary $61,928.00 - $86,465.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The primary focus and expertise of social workers is to provide psychosocial assessments, counselling and problem solving for patients and their families. The goal is to enhance the well being of those affected by trauma, illness and disability.


Social workers participate in policy development, research and teaching.


The services provided will be evidence based as far as is possible and will contribute to the efficacy of medical treatments.


Social workers are committed to social justice, equity and access.


A great opportunity to work families supporting them with a diagnosis of cancer and blood disorders.  The succesfful applicant will be working with the Kids Cancer Centre and the Social Work Department at Sydney Children's Hospital.


This position is Temporary Full Time up to 05/01/2018 and is classified as a Social Worker Level 1/2.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. Tertiary qualifications in social work and eligibility for membership of the AASW

2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in psych-social assessment and intervention with children, families and groups through previous employment as a social worker.

3. Previous employment as a social worker in a Hospital setting. Experience as a student on placement maybe considered.

4. Commitment to evidence based practice.

5. Demonstrated effective communication skills and a capacity to work in a health care team environment.

6. Capacity to share after hours and weekend on calls duties.

7. Current unrestricted driver’s licence.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Catherine McKersie
Contact Number 0293821021
Closing Date 03/06/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view