Social Worker - Jervis Bay School

$68,809 - $102,397 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 07 Dec, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 28 January 2022

Classification: Health Professional Level 2/Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $68,809 - $102,397 (up to $107,476 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 36985
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 December 2021
Contact Officer: Lana Read on or (02) 4442 1002

Details: Student Engagement Branch values the role allied health professionals play in improving the educational outcomes for children and young people.  We are currently seeking a social worker to be based at Jervis Bay School.

Jervis Bay Primary school is a vibrant school community committed to maximising opportunities for every student to learn and play in a friendly and safe environment. We focus on meeting social, emotional and academic needs of all students, place high value on cultural identity and self-determination and we work within a supportive team of teachers and executive.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work.
  • Current professional registration:
    • Social worker membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers or eligibility for membership.
  • Current drivers licence essential, including access to a private vehicle for work purposes.
  • Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 will be required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to:

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of 12 months with the possibility of permanency. This position will be filled at either the HP2 or HP3 level, dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. Part time or full hours will be considered for his position. Applications will be assessed as received, prior to the close date. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):

  • schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year 6 schools)
  • specialist schools
  • flexible learning programs, and
  • early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care)
  • P-10 schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.


If you are interested in making a difference to the outcomes of our children and young people, we encourage you to submit an application. To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include your:

  • Current curriculum vitae

Your curriculum vitae is your introduction to the selection committee and includes personal details, professional experience, and qualifications. It may also contain a list of publications, presentations, awards or honours, affiliations with professional associations and community interests relevant to the capabilities. The format may be chronological and/or functional. A chronological Resumé starts with your most recent experience. A functional curriculum vitae concentrates on what has been achieved, rather than the positions held. Focus on relevant achievements rather than merely describing the duties of positions held.

  • Individual response to the Selection Criteria

In four pages or less your Statement of Claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills, personal qualities and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is in your interests to present your application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

  • Two Referees

Provide two referees with a thorough knowledge of your work performance and outlook. Ensure that one of the referees is your current or immediate past supervisor. Referees may be contacted at any time during the selection process, and the panel may request a written or verbal referee report. It may also be necessary to go to additional referees. Referees will not be contacted without your knowledge

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

28 Jan, 2022