Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Worker - SVHN



Position Title: Social Worker: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Worker Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time - 11/07/2021 Hours per week: 38 Position Grade: Level 1 -2 Salary: $64270 - $93,114 per annum plus super Enterprise Agreement: THE NAMED NSW (NON-DECLARED) AHO PROFESSIONAL AND ASSOCIATED STAFF AGREEMENT Department Name: Social Work Position Summary: A vacancy exists in the Social Work Department for a highly motivated social worker with appropriate qualifications, knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work within the framework of the Mission, Vision, Values and Philosophy as well as the policies of St.

Vincent's Hospital. This position is for a qualified Social Worker who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island and the purpose of the position is aligned to the SVHNS Aboriginal Health Plan and the St Vincent's Health Australia National Reconciliation Action Plan The successful Social Worker Level 1-2 is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive social work service to patients / clients and their families, liaison with other health care professionals within St Vincent's Hospital Sydney and with external agencies in the areas of clinical allocation. In this position based within Cancer Services you will be part of a team of Cancer Social Workers (Bone Marrow Transplant/ Haematology/ Medical Oncology/ Radiation Oncology/ Head and Neck Surgery/ Breast Cancer ) providing high level comprehensive social work service within a multi-disciplinary team Monday to Friday for inpatients and outpatients.

The position will involve working closely with the St Vincent's Hospital staff, community, government and non-government organizations and service providers. You will be working full time, providing consultation, advocacy, clinical assessments and counselling to patients, families and carers. The social worker will contribute to complex care and discharge planning for vulnerable patients.

The successful social worker shall provide clinical cover for colleagues as required. You will also be providing consultation to team members and education for patients and staff to enhance bio-psychosocial learning. Social Work in the Cancer stream will be a primary allocation but with a need for flexibility to work according to clinical demand and priority.

In this position based at St Vincent's Hospital you will be part of the Social Work Department providing high level social work services within a multi-disciplinary service. The position will involve working closely with the St Vincent's community, government and non-government organizations and service providers. This position also involves capacity for initiating and participating in research and quality improvement as well as participation i.

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2 Jun 2020


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