Senior Social Worker (503863)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 9, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Applicants are advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

The Role:

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Department of Social Work provides psychosocial intervention to patients, their families, and carers. There are approximately 25 Social Workers employed by the department and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and nurturing environment. This position provides the opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to build upon their existing crisis intervention and trauma-informed intervention skills. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the supervision and support of AHP1-2 staff in multiple areas.

The Department of Social Work operates from a robust evidence-based practice foundation, and provides a comprehensive orientation program, supervision procedure, team wellbeing program and professional development opportunities.

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 6 June 2022 until 30 June 2023

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $96,689 - $114,391 per annum + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Post graduate, or progression toward post graduate qualifications relevant to the position

  2. Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

For More Information

Reannah Douglas

Position: Discipline Lead - Social Work
Phone: (03) 6777 6216

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