Social Worker - Sutherland Hospital
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Sydney Region, AU
1d ago
source : I work for NSW

Where you'll be working

Sutherland Hospital is a major metropolitan hospital in the south east of Sydney. The Sutherland Hospital campus offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and community services, including surgical, medical, emergency, maternity, child, youth and family, critical care, aged care and rehabilitation.

What you'll be doing

This recruitment is for a temporary full time level 1-2 Social Worker at Sutherland Hospital. Our level 1-2 social work positions can move across clinical areas to assist with development opportunities and changes to our services.

The initial clinical allocation for this position will be in aged care. Shifts are predominantly Monday to Friday, however some shifts will be expected on the weekend on a roster basis and all social workers participate in the After Hours Crisis On Call Social Work Service.

A supportive learning environment is provided with clinical supervision, professional development and team working. An eligibility list may also be created for future temporary part time or full time positions.

On a day to day basis hospital Social Workers may :

  • Plan, coordinate and deliver high quality Social Work care to patients, families and carers consistent with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards.
  • Assess a patient’s situation and develop interventions based on that assessment to improve patient outcomes
  • Conduct counselling and targeted therapeutic interventions
  • Educate patient / family / carers on health care being provided and improve communication between them and healthcare workers
  • Work as part of multidisciplinary teams to assist in patient care, improved treatment outcomes and successful return home after a hospital stay
  • Provide case management and the coordination of services both within and external to the hospital
  • Implement and contribute to evidence based hospital social work interventions through a range of activities including quality improvement projects and research.
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
  • Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award providing eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Demonstrated core competency skills in psychosocial assessments, individual and family casework, crisis intervention, counselling, advocacy and discharge planning.
  • A good knowledge of community resources and experience liaising with community organisations.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with patients / clients to enhance service delivery.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience
  • Computer skills and the capacity to use health information systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning
  • Understanding of crisis interventions and the ability to participate in the After Hours Crisis On-Call Social Work Service
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