Hunter New England Local Health District
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until February 2023
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 1/2
Remuneration: $65,778 – $95,298 Per Annum + Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ307801
Social Worker – Generalist Hospital
Come and join our social work team at Tamworth Hospital! We are a friendly and skilled team, located in a great country location so why not consider a tree change? Tamworth is the central hub of North West NSW with a population of just under 60,000. It offers the best of a rural lifestyle as well as all the conveniences of a regional centre. With reasonable house prices, quality schools and numerous recreational activities, it is a great place to live.
About the Role
The Tamworth Hospital social work team is looking for a motivated early-career social worker to join our team to provide high quality clinical services to clients and their families across all areas of the hospital.
Where you’ll be working
Tamworth Hospital is one of the New England’s largest regional hospitals, recently refurbished to boast brand new, state of the art facilities. Tamworth Hospital is a major Rural Referral Hospital providing services to the North-West area of NSW. In July 2015, we opened the doors to a new $220 million acute services redevelopment; equipped with 348 treatment spaces; we conduct over 8000 surgical procedures per annum over five theatre spaces.
Tamworth is a modern progressive city set in a picturesque backdrop of tree covered mountains. It is a family friendly city, offering a broad range of experiences from sport & lifestyle, art & culture, music & entertainment, cafes & restaurants and weekend adventures. Tamworth is located about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, providing ease of access with 6 daily flights, you’re not too far from the city, but you and your family will have daily access to the benefits of country life! Tamworth has excellent schooling options and houses are big and affordable.
Tamworth has recently been named a great area for real estate so this is an opportunity for you to have the lifestyle you wish for. Being in the heart of the North West you will have the amenities of the city with the welcoming community of a town. It also ticks the following boxes:
• Country Music Capital
• Quality, numerous educational facilities
• Over 150 sporting teams
• Surrounded by historical towns and villages
• Located midway between Sydney and Brisbane with daily flights
• Local café culture
As our successful candidate you will be someone who enjoys working within a busy and motivated team with a focus on patient and family centred care. You will enjoy working with many different health professionals and support staff and in return, you will be amongst a supportive team environment and have the capacity to learn a vast amount to progress your career.
What we can offer you:
Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:
- Sustainable Healthcare:
- Proximity to shopping and other services
- ADO’s each month (for full time employees)
- 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
- Superannuation contributions
- Salary packaging options
- Fitness Passport
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
- Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals
An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.
Please attach evidence of qualifications/registrations/license required for this position, as outlined in the position description, as part of your online application.
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 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 certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.
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 . All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy
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:
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.
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 via email at or on 1300 40 25 23.
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For role related queries or questions contact Nicola Swan on Nicola.Swan@health.nsw.gov.au
Applications Close: 26th May 2022