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Dfvsas Counsellor.

I work for NSW - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week


Classification: Social Worker Level 3, Psychologist

Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications

Requisition ID: REQ223071

Applications close: Sunday 9th May 2021

Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications

Social Worker Level 3: $100,103,814 per annum

Psychologist: $68,093 - $101,217 per annum

What You'll Be Doing

Provide a specialist social work and psychology service to patients, clients, consumers and their family/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes consistent with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) policies, procedures, standards, relevant legislation, and the NSW Health Code of Conduct.

The position provides the above service to children, young people and adults who have been sexually assaulted and adults who have experienced domestic violence. This includes crisis intervention, counselling, court support, psycho-education, group work and support to non-offending family members, carers and significant others of clients.


parts of the role include consultation, education, and training, participating in community development activities with community partners, other service providers and the community to increase awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is also essential to ensure an appropriate response to sexual assault and domestic violence and aim to reduce the incidence of sexual assault and domestic violence in the community.

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.

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 https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

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 https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/guide/nswhealth/Pages/apply-for-position.aspx

Selection Criteria

  • 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.
  • Extensive direct clinical experience conducting crisis interventions, counselling, group work and complex case management for people who have experienced trauma (eg. child/adult sexual assault, family and domestic violence). A minimum of 3 years relevant experience post-graduation.
  • Clear understanding and application of evidence based models of care and demonstrated positive clinical outcomes for clients exposed to or experiencing trauma.
  • Demonstrated clinical practice with appropriate ethics and boundaries when working therapeutically with children, young people and adult victims of sexual assault and adults who have experienced domestic violence. This includes a demonstrated understanding of legislation related to the above issues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence, with the ability to travel in accordance with position responsibilities.
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For role related queries or questions contact Michelle Fraser on michelle.fraser1@health.nsw.gov.au

Agency: Health

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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