Senior Social Worker (530288)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 8, 2024
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

The Social Work Service in North West Tasmania supports the inpatient discharge process at both hospitals and the outpatient and community team provides hospital avoidance and wellness and reablement support to clients through Primary Health funded services and Commonwealth Home Support Services. Social Work also offers support to:

The role:

As a member of the Primary Health Services North West Social Work Services team, the incumbent will contribute to the development, provision and evaluation of Social Work Services for individual clients and client groups and/or the community, in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Code of Conduct of the Department of Health.

The Senior Social Worker will:

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

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, part time, day worker position working 30.4 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as possible until 28 February 2025

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $106,966 - $123,013 pro rata per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.


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 Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

  3. Overseas qualified Social Work candidates require a “certification of eligibility” letter from the AASW to confirm their eligibility for membership to the AAS

  4. Or where regulatory requirements exist, NDIS Q&S Commission Provider Registration Requirements

  5. Full member of Australian Association of Social Workers

  6. Current Working with Children Registration

  7. Current Driver’s Licence

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

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
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

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

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

Please note:

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

For more information

Barbara Batten

Position: Manager - Social Work Services
Phone: 0437 073 162

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