NSW Government

Job Description

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until September 2024
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 3
Remuneration: $54.77 – $56.54 per hour + super + salary packaging

Location: Tamworth Community Health Service
Hours Per Week: 16
Requisition ID: REQ453601

Applications Close: Sunday, 21 January 2024

About the role:

  • In this position you will provide trauma specific services for children, young people and their families/carers who have been exposed to violence, abuse or neglect.

  • Within the role you will provide assessment, therapeutic intervention, case co-ordination, advocacy, professional consultation and education with the overarching purpose of working toward the recovery and ongoing safety and wellbeing of children and young people involved in the child protection system. The approach taken will be dependent upon the individual needs of the child and family, with a strong focus enhancing the capacity of parents and carers develop their skills in meeting the safety, welfare and wellbeing needs of children and young people.

  • The Child Protection Counselling Service provides services to children, young people and families in relation to violence, abuse and neglect to assist them to recover and support them to achieve safety, security and permanency in their living environment.

Where you’ll be working:

  • The Child Protection Counselling Service (CPCS) sits within the Tamworth Community Health Service, Child and Family Allied Health Team which is a large collaborative multidisciplinary team primarily supporting children 0-18 years of age.

  • CPCS works in close partnership with Violence Abuse and Neglect services including the joint Child Protection Response Program, Sexual Assault Services and Problematic and Harmful Sexualised Behaviours for children under 10.

  • You will be operationally supported by Manager Child and Family Allied Health Team and receive clinical support from the Violence Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Clinical Coordinator (Peel, Mehi, Tablelands Sectors).

  • You will be supported to access Mandatory training through the Education Centre Against Violence; receive clinical supervision as per the HNELHD clinical supervision policy, attend VAN clinical stream and education meetings; and supported to link with the Northern Profession Lead for discipline networking and support.

About You:

  • As a Child Protection Counsellor, you will have a strong understanding of trauma informed care and understand the potential long term health impacts for people who have experienced violence, abuse and neglect.

  • You will have strong skills in conducting psycho-social and risk assessments, safety and intervention planning and applying a range on therapeutic models in practice with clients.

  • You will be effective in working collaboratively with external services and internal health services to ensure the holistic needs of the child, young person and family are met.

  • You will have a solid ability to provide culturally safe and competent services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people referred to the service and people cultural and linguistically diverse communities.

  • Highly developed skills in report writing are an additional skill you will bring to this role.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees).

  • Superannuation contributions 11%

  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.

  • Fitness Passport

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or appropriate Bachelor of Counselling degree and registration and/or eligibility for membership to the appropriate professional body.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future temporary part time vacancies.

  • To be eligible for employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder will only be offered in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

For role related queries or questions contact Jodie Peace on Jodie.Peace@health.nsw.gov.au

Job Closing Date 21 Jan, 2024

Tagged as: social work