Western NSW Local Health District
Join our dedicated and professional Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Team at Dubbo 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 Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 26 Jun 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
Location: Dubbo, NSW
Social Worker – Mental Health Inpatient Units (MHIPU)
Dubbo Health Service
About the role:
Here is your chance to join the dynamic multidisciplinary team at the Dubbo Mental Health Inpatient Units. This position accepts responsibility and accountability for the provision of quality and safe care for people with a mental illness, disorder or dysfunction, people with emotional difficulties and experiencing life transition, distress and/or crisis using contemporary nursing theory and best practice guidelines and in accordance with professional standards.
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 a major regional city with a population of around 50,000 people, situated on the beautiful Macquarie River, 420 kilometres north-west of Sydney. It is a progressive city with a thriving town centre. There are daily flights, trains and buses to the eastern seaboard and many regional towns. Known as the cosmopolitan heart of New South Wales, Dubbo has great shopping and sporting facilities and provides a perfect base from which to explore the eastern interior of our beautiful state.
Living in Dubbo you’ll be rewarded with a relaxed and convenient lifestyle. Residents who have relocated to live and work here have described the real sense of community as the key difference that sets it apart from metropolitan cities such as Sydney. People here are relaxed, down to earth, friendly and so welcoming.
Visit dubbo.com.au for more information.
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 9 Jan 2022 – 11:59pm.
For role related enquiries, please reach out to Rebecca Wetton on (02) 6809 8400 or email@example.com
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.
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.