Youth Drug and Alcohol Social Worker

NSW Statewide, NSW

Permanent Part Time


Social Worker

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $49.27 - $50.92 per hour
Hours Per Week: 27
Requisition ID: REQ71560
Location: Newcastle Community Health Service

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated Social Worker to join the newly established Youth Drug and Alcohol team in Newcastle.

As a core member of the multidisciplinary team, you will be expected to provide evidence based clinical interventions to young people (18 years and under) referred to the service who present with moderate to severe
substance use problems and complex comorbidities

This exciting opportunity to be part of a new service, provides great opportunities to develop, enhance and facilitate the support of our young clients through the range of services provided by Youth DACS and the broader service system

The position is based within Youth DACS service in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle, however will also provide a HNE Local Health District wide service through consultation and telehealth options. 

An eligibility list will be created for future similar vacancies, both permanent and temporary.


Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

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Selection Criteria

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Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt . Find out more information by contacting Prosperity Salary Packaging via email at on (02) 4907 7200 or 1300 761 388.



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Applications Close: 30 October 2018