12 Jan 2017

Part-Time Social Worker – Child Protection Information Exchange

Central Coast Local Health District – The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Central Coast Local Health District require a “Social Worker – Child Protection Information Exchange” in Gosford NSW:

The position holder is responsible for formulating advice on matters relating to the release of information in response to Chapter 16a requests in regards to the safety and wellbeing of child/ren. This advice will be based on professional judgment, expertise, options and implications.

This position works closely with Family and Community Services, Education, Family Referral Service and with CCLHD service providers responding to child protection matters. The position currently is located in Central Coast Multi

Agency Response Centre (CCMARC) at Wyong

It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent participates in the On-Call and or After Hours Social Work Service Roster. See Participation Agreement attached.

This is a maternity relief position with the possibility of extension at the same/reduced hours.

Please note that days of work for this position are Monday and Tuesday.

With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.

We invite you to come and be a part of our community. The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty. From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping – and all in a friendly and relaxed environment.

To hear from our team what it’s like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account. http://instagram.com/careersatcclhd

Also please connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career opportunities.

To be considered for this position your application must be submitted on erecruit .

Selection Criteria
Degree in Social Work and demonstrated understanding of the current AASW Practice Standards as they relate to the position. The Degree in Social Work must be from an accredited course providing eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. (Overseas qualified applicants must supply AASW overseas assessment documentation.)

Demonstrated high level skills in child protection risk assessment and decision making.

Clinical experience and a sound understanding of child protection and privacy principles and practice (systems, legislation and NSW Health Policies) with particular focus on information exchange in the context of the Child and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

Demonstrated good organisation skills and a high level interpersonal, written and verbal communication including the ability to elicit pertinent information, provide timely and relevant advice, negotiate and problem solve.

Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and to establish and maintain functional networks with a wide variety of health personnel and other service providers including Community Services.

Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and manage and respond to competing demands.

Demonstrated experience in leading, conducting and evaluating quality activities and demonstrated history of maintaining and updating professional skill and knowledge base.

Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.

This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

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Job Categories: Healthcare. Job Types: Part-Time. Occupation: Professionals.

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