Social Worker

$69,738 - $95,736 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 06 Jan, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 January 2022

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $69,738 - $95,736 plus superannuation
Position No: 48094, several -0202B
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 January 2022
Contact Officer: Roz Fitzgerald on or (02) 5124 5401

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) is a 40 be inpatient unit for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. AMHU is a contemporary evidence – based service providing high quality mental health care, guided by the principles of recovery. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and the other key services. MHSSU is a low dependency 6 bed inpatient unit in the Emergency Department for the people requiring extended mental health assessment and/or treatment initiation

At this level it is expected that you will provide high quality interventions and achieve sound outcomes for people under routine supervision. It is also an expectation that you will contribute your expertise to the multidisciplinary team, provide supervision to staff to staff at level HP1, Allied Health Assistants and students and support the Allied Health Manager in change processes. You will be required to undertake quality initiatives to promote service delivery at a standard of best practice.
The position will report operationally to the Allied Health Manager of AAMHS. Professional governance of this position will come from the Discipline Principal Social work (MHJHADS)

This is a fulltime position within Adult Mental Health Unit working Monday to Friday.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:
  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet client’s needs
  3. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Relevant Qualifications
  • Degree in Social work
    • Professional membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian association of Social Workers (AASW)
    • Registration under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
    • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/ relevant organisation/ service
    • Current passenger vehicle driver’s licence.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care FrameworkClinical Governance FrameworkPartnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a compliance certificate from OMU (occupational medicine unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specific infectious diseases
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for the Allied Health professional
There are several positions available. An order of merit list will be established from this process to fill identical vacancies at level over the next 12 months.

Job Closing Date

24 Jan, 2022