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Position Details
Reference Number 403122
Position Title Social Worker Lvl 1-2 Child & Family Health
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Community Health Centre - Cranebrook, Community Health Centre - Penrith
Advertised Award/Classification Health Professionals/Social Worker Lvl 1-2
Salary $61,173.00 - $88,627.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

Provide a high quality service to clients of Child and Family Health Services, including counselling, comprehensive multidisciplinary assessments and service delivery.



Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community


  • This is an exciting opportunity for a new Social Worker to join the Child and Family Psychosocial team within Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Care and Community Health
  • This full time position with responsible for the provision of a high quality social work service including counselling, multidisciplinary assessment and service delivery to clients of the service
  • The position will be based primarily at Penrith Community Health Centre, however travel to other sites across the Local Health District may at times be required

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI


To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria Bachelor Degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Level 1: newly qualified Social Worker with less than three years clinical experience;
Level 2: a minimum of three years clinical experience as a Social Worker Pathologist and the ability to work with minimal supervision and experience providing child and family Social Work services.

Ability to work with people affected by domestic violence, child protection issues, postnatal depression and low risk suicide in all age groups

Ability to work with people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, those who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and/ or come from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds

Understanding of the role of a social worker in a Primary Health Care framework, including evidence informed interventions (such as early intervention, group work/family therapy), building effective partnerships and collaboration, record keeping and continuous improvement.

Good written and oral communication skills, time management and demonstrated ability to utilise various information technology applications

Current NSW Driver’s license (including P1 or above) and ability to use for work purposes. This may include driving between centres in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.
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 Lucinda Newell
Contact Number 0427613680
Closing Date 07/12/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view