Join our dedicated and professional Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Team at Bathurst and make a positive change to the health of our community.

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment TypeTemporary Full Time (up to 1 Jul 2022 – job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Remuneration: $65,778.00 – $95,298.00 pa (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Bathurst, NSW

Social Worker – Adult Community Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services
Bathurst Health Service

About the role:
The Social Worker, Community Mental Health will provide therapeutic interventions, crisis management, risk assessment and clinical support to the adult population of the Bathurst Catchment Area.

The Adult Community Mental Health team is a multidisciplinary team of professionals from social work, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and medical backgrounds.  We work closely with family, community organisations, health services and consumers to provide mental health care to our local population.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:  
Located less than 3 hours drive from Sydney, Bathurst is close enough to the big smoke but far away enough to keep its unique regional and pastoral feel.  Its heritage streetscape reflects its rich history, intertwined with a first class entertainment centre, internationally famous events, art galleries, museums and a thriving social, food and wine scene. Coffee is great too!  Here you can bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope through development & experience, and fast track your career.

The staff at Bathurst Community Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service talk about its perfect size for education and experience to further careers, the mentoring and support received, and the inclusive, collaborative, people-focused culture. They enjoy the challenge, the ability to shape the future of rural health and the positive impact they make on the lives of those in our communities.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

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Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Candidates should note we are unable to sponsor working visas for this position.

Applications will close 21 Sep 2021 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Bill Koffmann on (02) 6330 5850 or bill.koffmann@health.nsw.gov.au

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.

  • Full Time
  • Bathurst
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 21-09-2021
  • Phone: (02) 6330 5850
  • Contact: Bill Koffmann
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