Senior Community Health Social Worker (527766)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 11, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Senior Social Worker – Level 3 – Fixed Term Full-time (to June 2026)

Tasmanian Health Service – West Coast District Hospital

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary.

You could be a Social Worker anywhere in the world. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle, our connection to our colleagues and patients, and the community encourages success. Our remoteness helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning fresh produce – all right on your doorstep. After a hard day at work, you don’t have to sit in a car for an hour. You can wander along the river or put on your boots and tell it to a mountain.

Our West Coast District Hospital is a place where people from across the caring professions come together to serve our community members in Queenstown and the surrounding areas. We provide care throughout the patient journey, from the Emergency First Response Unit, through to Residential Aged Care and Community Health services. You will work within a close-knit multi-disciplinary care team, using your skills and experience to provide evidence-informed services. You will be a leader, as you contribute to the development and implementation of policy and models of care that make an impact on the people of this beautiful part of the world.

Here, you are encouraged to be your authentic self, to pursue your passions, and to bring your clinical and world knowledge to the table to contribute to making our team one that punches above its weight with progressive and meaningful care.

We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real difference every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, innovation, and friendships. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our team and culture. We’ll invest in your growth, with time, resources, and expert colleagues available to help foster your development.

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it..

Please get in touch with Amanda – our Director of Nursing for the West Coast if you’d like to know more about our roles, services, and what we can do for you (relocation assistance, salary benefits, etc.) or (03) 6495 1550.

Details of Appointment: Fixed term, full-time, day time position, working 76 hours per fortnight (hours negotiable) until June 2026.

Salary: $101,108 - $119,430 per annum + 11% superannuation

Salary Packaging: Access to a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for relocation expenses incurred through relocating will be negotiated. Subsidised accommodation

Professional Development: $1,000 per annum entitlement for professional development, as well as fully funded flights, accommodation and travel allowance to attend PD events interstate


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  2. Eligible for membership with the AASW or is a full member of AASW
  3. Overseas qualified Social Work candidates require a “certification of eligibility” letter from the AASW to confirm their eligibility for membership to the AASW
  4. Current Driver’s Licence
  5. Current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (NDIS endorsed)

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Minimum of 3 years experience as a practising social worker in a relevant field

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
  5. serious traffic offences
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

*As required by the Aged Care Act, occupants of this role are required to undertake a conviction check assessment every 3 years.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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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

Amanda Coulson

Position: Director of Nursing West Coast
Phone: (03) 6495 1550

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