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Position Details
Reference Number 419219
Position Title Bereavement Co-ordinator/Social Worker
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 30/06/2018)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Westmead
Award Classification NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award - Social Worker Lvl 4
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

This position will be involved in the planning and development of a comprehensive bereavement service for patients referred to the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at CHW. The role has a key responsibility in leading and collaborating with relevant staff in the development of a service model, the education of staff and setting key outcomes at a hospital, state and federal level. It will be directly involved in the provision of counselling, group work and psycho education of bereaved families. The position will also be responsible for standardising relevant data collection and the mapping of available resources.


Opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary palliative care team providing bereavment counselling and developing and implementing bereavement programs and resources both within CHW and across the state.


This position is Temporary Full Time up to 30/06/2018 and is classified as a Social Worker Level 4.


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. Eligibility for membership of the AASW

2. Significant experience in social work practice with children and their families, preferably in a health setting.

3. Extensive specialist counselling and casework experience in working therapeutically with children and families who are bereaved - both at the time of death and post bereavement.

4. Experience in developing and facilitating group work programs

5. Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.

6. Demonstrated skills and experience in service planning, the development of new models of care and leading and evaluating quality improvement projects.

7. Ability to build partnerships with key stakeholders to optimise outcomes for children and their families.

Current drivers licence and proficiency in computer skills.
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 Susan Khanna
Contact Number 98452614
Contact Email susan.khanna@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view