19 of 272

Health Clinician - Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT)

NSW Statewide, NSW

Permanent Full Time


Health Worker

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3/4 or Psychologist
Remuneration: $66,233 - $108,677 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ63736
Closing Date: 16 September 2018

What you'll be doing
The Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) Health Clinician position provides direct support to children, young people who have experienced serious and criminal sexual and physical abuse and neglect and their non-offending families referred to JIRT. The JIRT Health Clinician supports the JIRT Senior Health Clinician in managing the health component of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) in partnership with JIRT inter agency partners, NSW Police and Department of Family and Community Services of Illawarra and Shoalhaven.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.              
An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.
Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to
Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Full registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist or a Social Work degree and eligibility for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW ); including the ability to demonstrate a practical application of the Psychology/AASW Code of Ethics.
  2. Extensive post graduate experience in conducting crisis interventions and counselling and complex case management for children and young people who have experienced trauma (minimum of three years relevant clinical experience).
  3. Extensive specialist knowledge of child protection issues surrounding child sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect of children and family violence; and familiarity with NSW Child Protection Legislation and NSW Health Guidelines. With a clear understanding and application of evidence based models of care for clients exposed to or experiencing trauma (eg. child/adult sexual assault, family and domestic violence).
  4. Demonstrated clinical practice with appropriate ethics and boundaries when engaging with children and young people and adult victims of sexual assault or adults who have experienced interpersonal trauma.
  5. Demonstrated high level ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing, and proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated competence in the use of electronic information systems.
  6. Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and manage stressful situations; ability to work unsupervised and apply advanced reasoning skills and independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a novel or critical nature.
  7. Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, complete and share quality improvement activities and service evaluation processes with other staff and demonstrated capacity to provide clinical supervision.
  8. Current NSW driver's licence, with the ability to travel in accordance with position responsibilities.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Rachel O'Connor on