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Social Worker in Newcastle NSW

Hunter New England Local Health District

Branch Newcastle NSW AU

Position:
Social Worker
Location:
Newcastle NSW

and address the psycho-social needs of clients of the Newcastle Mental Health Service and their families… a bachelor degree in social work which provides…

To assess and address the psycho-social needs of clients of the Newcastle Mental Health Service and their families/carers to ensure quality client centred and systemic clinical interventions.

  • This practice will be embedded within a recovery framework that promotes wellness and enables functional independence, social empowerment and enrichment. As a member of the multidisciplinary team reflect the value base and stance of the social work profession.
  • An eligibility list for future Perm/Temp, Full/Part time appointments may be created

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    Selection Criteria
    Must hold as a minimum a bachelor degree in social work which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, or other qualification deemed equivalent by the employer.

    Ability to undertake culturally respectful psycho-social assessments with clients with a mental illness and their families/carers.

    Ability to co-ordinate and conduct community education and training in the needs and issues of people with a mental illness and their families/carers.

    Ability to exercise independent judgement and apply a Social Work value base whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    An ability to demonstrate practice associated with mental health recovery in individual casework, family intervention and group work.

    Ability to apply Social Work values and principles when working within a mental health multidisciplinary team.

    Ability to work effectively within an interagency framework.

    Evidence of high quality written and oral communication skills with ability to use Word/Excel/Access/Power point.

    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

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Temporary
    Location: Newcastle, NSW, AU
    Posted on: 2014-09-24
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