Western NSW Local Health District

Dubbo Health Service is undergoing remarkable transformations under the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Project. Join our ever-growing team!

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

Employment TypePermanent Full Time / Permanent Part Time (job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/2
Remuneration: $65,778.00 – $95,298.00 pa / $33.17 – $48.06 per hr (plus super)
Hours per week: up to 38
Dubbo, NSW

Social Worker
Dubbo Health Service

About the role:
The Dubbo Hospital Social Work Department is expanding and we encourage new graduates, those looking for something new, or persons wanting to work within the hospital setting, to apply now.  We currently have multiple vacancies and hours may be negotiable dependent on service delivery needs.

The role of a generalist Social Worker in a hospital setting is unique and provides an amazing opportunity to experience all facets of social work.

The Social Work Team is an inclusive and supportive and expanding team.  The team collaborate with all medical, nursing and allied health teams to service the patients within the Western NSW Local Health District.

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 is in the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley.  It’s a vibrant regional city divided by the majestic Macquarie River.

Dubbo has many things to see and do.  Visit the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo – for residents of Dubbo there are exclusive added benefits and experiences available.  There is also the Western Plains Cultural Centre, the Dubbo Regional Theatre, Royal Flying Doctors Base and the local Farmers’ Markets.  You could even take a kayak on the Macquarie River for a paddle.  Dubbo is a short and beautiful drive from the Warrumbungle National Park which has an array of camping grounds, hiking and adventure trails.

The Dubbo Regional Airport offers regular and direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, as well as with many other popular destinations.  Country Link (train and bus service) is also available.

Dubbo has a great variety of schools, preschools, child care facilities and an abundance of community sports available for all the family.

The Dubbo Health Service continues to expand and with the recent development of the Western Cancer Centre, it is an exciting time to join the team.  All of the latest information about the redevelopment of Dubbo Health Service can be found on our website: www.dubbohospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au.

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.

Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Health District:-

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 2 Jun 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Emma Parkes on (02) 6809 6600 / 0429 200 533 or emma.parkes@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.