NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $74,742 – $112,114 pa (pro rata) + 11% Superannuation + Salary Packaging

Location: The traditional custodians of the land on which we stand the Anaiwan Nation with connections to the Gumbaynggirr Nation of this area.

Employment Type:
Permanent Part Time

Position Classification:
Psychologist, Social Worker Level 3, Counsellor Level 3

Hours Per Week:

Closing Date:
06 February 2024

Senior Sexual Assault Worker

Armidale Community Health Service

Empower survivors. Join our compassionate team in Armidale, coordinating a 24/7 Crisis Response Service. Make a difference, provide support, and be a force for healing.

Where you’ll be working:
This is a job share role with another highly qualified and experienced sexual assault counsellor. The service is housed on the Armidale campus in a separate building to the main Hospital. Other Violence and Neglect workers are on site including social worker, and Child protection counsellor.

About the job:
This exciting and rewarding position includes providing specialist support for adult and child victims of sexual assault and has the challenge of co-ordinating the operational aspects of the 24/7 On-call Crisis Response Service operating via the Armidale Hospital Emergency Department.
This service provides trained staff to respond 24/7 for victims of violence abuse and neglect, including for medical forensic care and treatment, working closely with other health staff and external agencies such as Police and Department of Communities and Justice.

About You:
The applicant will have the experience and skills to provide confidential and compassionate service to victims of sexual assault.

Your Support:
The position is well supported through the Violence and Neglect Stream. Training for forensic processes will be provided. The psychologist working in the other 2 days of the role will provide orientation and support.


Must hold as a minimum a bachelor’s degree in social work which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or other qualification deemed equivalent by the employer.
Applicants must be Female – Under Section 31 (2) (h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Eligibility to drive in NSW and willingness to travel between sites for work if required.

Need more information? 2) Find out more about applying for this position For role related queries or questions contact Gemma Model on Gemma.Model@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
Applicants must be female/male (indicate appropriate gender) – under Section 31 (2) (h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp. This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.?
Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.
HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits?such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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