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Social Worker

Hunter New England, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 27/11/2011)


Registered Nurse

Purpose of Position

To demonstrate clinical leadership in the promotion of socially just service provision within an evidence based social work practice framework for children/young people with mental health problems admitted to an acute care inpatient setting and their families/carers. As a member of a multidisciplinary team reflect the value base and ethical stance of the Social Work profession.

Selection Criteria

Degree in Social Work with eligilibity for membership to AASW.

Demonstrated high level clinical assessment and management in working with children and young people with mental health concerns.

Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and consultation to social workers within mental health and other professionals.

Demonstrated advanced skills in direct practice with children/young people who have a mental health concerns and their families/carers.

High level clinical liaison skills regarding patient care and service delivery

Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgement and prioritise whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Current unencumbered NSW drivers licence.