A fantastic permanent full time opportunity for a Social Worker or Psychologist to make a difference as a Health Clinician in the Joint Child Protection Response Program!

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3 or Psychologist
Remuneration: $68,093 – $105,932 per annum dependant on qualifications + 10% Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ256582

Health Clinician
Tamworth Joint Child Protection Response Program

Are you a motivated health professional who is passionate about helping victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members?

About the role:
Work as part of the Tamworth Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) Health Team for HNELHD in partnership with, NSW Police Child Abuse Unit (CAU) and Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in undertaking a joint response to children and young people suspected to be a risk of sexual harm, serious physical harm and extreme neglect.

As a Health Clinician you will provide specialist crisis counselling, health assessment, support, education, information and advocacy to victims of serious child abuse that may be criminal in nature and their non-offending family members. This is a rewarding opportunity to assist children, young people and their families to achieve safety and reduce the potential the long term health impacts of violence, abuse and neglect.

Your success in this role will incorporate your prior exposure, knowledge and understanding of child protection legislation and policy surrounding sexual assault, physical abuse, domestic and family violence and neglect. You will also use your understanding of how the broader range of services within the health system can meet the identified needs of the child.

About you:
You are a motivated, organised and resilient health professional who understands the complex and traumatic impacts child abuse can have on victims, families, carers and the community. With extensive knowledge, skills and experience in providing crisis and therapeutic responses to victims of violence, abuse and neglect of children you hold tertiary qualifications in Social Work or Psychology.

Communication and liaison are your strengths, essential for effective collaboration in a tri-agency team, NSW Police Child Abuse Squad and Department of Communities and Justice. You will be committed to social justice, have well developed clinical and time management skills and a desire to lead and co-ordinate the health response on behalf of the Local Health District. You will have solid experience in, and understanding of, trauma informed practice and trauma specific therapeutic interventions. You have exceptional work ethic, time management skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously to provide culturally appropriate and competent services and programs.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.

If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

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.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Sussan Maybury at Sussan.Maybury@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 30th September 2021