Senior Community Health Social Worker (504758)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 7, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Role:

Within a primary health care model and in accordance with Agency policy and direction, legal requirements and professional competencies, provide a professional social work service to individuals, families, groups and communities with a focus on developing innovative and evidence informed services that are sustainable and reflective of community needs. The role may also involve providing a social work service to clients with a mental health issue or mental illness.

As a senior member of the health care team provide support to management in developing, implementing and monitoring policies and practices that reflect the priorities and standards of the service.

Promote community awareness in relation to building community resilience and work with other agencies, organisations and the wider community to develop an integrated approach to delivering support services.

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

Location: This role works across both the St Helens Hospital and St Marys Community Health Centre in Tasmania.

The Team:

Why Tasmania?

Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle in one of the world's most beautiful natural environments. It is the smallest Australian state, with all the services and facilities of a big city in a relaxed and safe community setting. Short commutes with restaurants, beaches, and iconic at-home getaways within close proximity make for the perfect work life balance.

Living here you will have the best of everything - career opportunities, an active and healthy Tasmanian way of life, space and a connected community.

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Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position, working 76 hours per fortnight.

Salary: $94,469 - $105,158 per annum + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging

What's on Offer:


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

*as required by, either the Aged Care Act or the CHSP 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 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 an application form detailing your experience, skills and knowledge through the addressing of the selection criteria from the Statement of Duties attached above.

Please Note:

For More Information (Contact Officer)

Tua Agaiava

Position: Principal Social Worker
Phone: (03) 6777 1427

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