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Maternity and Paediatric Social Worker Level 3

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $100,151 - $103,503 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ172989
An exciting opportunity exists for a highly experienced clinician to join Canterbury Hospital’s Social Work Department as the Senior Perinatal and Paediatric Social Worker (Level 3)!
The successful applicant will be responsible for the provision of primary Social Work intervention with women attending the antenatal clinic, birthing unit, special care nursery and post birth ward. They will also provide a social work service in the paediatric ward and follow up clinic, and will be required to work in other clinical areas as directed by the manager.

The Senior Social Worker will also be required to lead service development and provide supervision and education to Social Work staff to improve efficiency and the quality of services provided by the department. 
This position also requires participation in the hospital’s Afterhours On call Social Work service.
The successful applicant will also be expected to have the following:

Advanced level Social Work Clinical skills and experience in paediatric and perinatal/women's health

Experience in working with issues of attachment, bereavement, trauma, child protection, Domestic / family violence, Obstetric complexities including bereavement support for miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal deaths/ vulnerable families and young persons in crisis situations

Demonstrated high level negotiation, decision making and advocacy skills, and ability to actively work as a member of a small team of social workers

Thorough knowledge of NSW health policy and procedures for Maternity and Paediatrics, including rationale for early intervention, prevention and the appropriate risk assessments

What you will get in return…
You can be part of a high performing and supportive team with opportunity for Salary Packaging.
This is a Category A position. To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy (PD2020 017)
SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.
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For Further details on the role, please view the Position Description
For enquiries, please contact Thao Luu on 02 9787 0000
If you think this role is for you, then please address the selection criteria and submit your resume by the closing date.
Applications Close:  25 October 2020

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