Western NSW Local Health District

Enjoy a rich, beautiful life in the regional city of Dubbo NSW in this role you will be based at Dubbo Primary & Community Health.

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

Employment TypePermanent Full Time
Position Classification: Senior Psychologist, Social Worker Level 3, Welfare Officer Level 3
Remuneration: $102,500.00 – $118,308.00 pa (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Dubbo NSW

Child Protection Counsellor – Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse & Neglect (PARVAN)
Dubbo Primary & Community Health.

About the role:

To provide a specialized trauma informed, high quality service to children, young people, women, men, families and carers in Western NSW LHD where there has been physical abuse, emotional abuse and or neglect, child or adult sexual assault, exposure to or experience of domestic family violence.

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:  
Dubbo Hospital is a major rural referral facility on the edge of the western plains of outback Australia. It is a rapidly growing hospital providing critical care, specialist medical inpatient and outpatient services, surgery, mental health and many specialised allied health and medical outreach services.

The hospital has had significant investment over the last six years, with over $275M invested to build a state of the art new acute hospital:- including dialysis, maternity, operating theatres and day surgeries, surgical inpatient units, critical care units, ambulatory care, emergency department and medical imaging.  The final building works will be completed in early 2021.  The Western Cancer Centre Dubbo is also under construction, to offer holistic cancer services to the Western Region, offering Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy services, and for the first time a Positron Emission Tomography – Computed.

Tomography (PET/CT) Scan will be available in a regional location.  The cancer centre will open in the middle of 2021.  It’s an exciting time to be working at Dubbo Health Service. See the latest progress on the redevelopment here.

If you’re considering a tree change, Dubbo provides one of the best Australia has to offer. It is a place where cafes and farms are within minutes of each other; where the people are relaxed and welcoming – and really mean it when they ask how you are. The community of about 40,000 people is growing and prosperous.

With boutique shops, major chain supermarkets and retailers, weekend markets, wineries and parks, affordable housing and property prices, the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Charles Sturt University, TAFE Western Campus, 16 private and public schools, early learning and child care and so much more, life in Dubbo really is a package deal.

There are so many opportunities in the region. Find out more about all of the exciting things to do and see in Dubbo here or read the new resident guide.

For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers and watch our video!

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.

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.

Applications will close 1 December 2021 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Cate Dean on (02) 5853 2500 or Catherine.Dean@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

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.