Social Worker - Northern Mental Health - Casual Pool

Social Worker - Northern Mental Health - Casual Pool

SA Health | mawson lakes, SA, AU

Posted 14 days ago

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  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - Northern Mental Health - Various Locations
  • Salary: AHP1 $33.47 - $40.86 per hour +25% loading / AHP2 $43.14 - $49.98 per hour +25% loading - Casual, up to 4 April 2023
  • The Social Worker is accountable to the Nurse Unit Manager/Team Leader for the provision assessment and treatment services for consumers of Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) mental health services, and which aim to optimise health outcomes. In this role you will rotate through a series of clinical services.

    As a Social Worker you will apply clinical experience, increasing clinical knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive and integrated services to the needs of clients of NALHN.

    The Social Worker works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and liaises directly with medical, nursing staff of NALHN and with other community agencies.

    Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Using increasing professional knowledge and skills to provide assessments, interpret findings and plan and implement intervention plans in conjunction with the consumers, their families, carers and other health professionals.
  • Managing with reduced supervision, non-routine clinical situations when more complex problem solving, professional decision making and practice skills are required.
  • Ensuring documentation is consistent with service policy and practice.
  • Undertaking comprehensive discharge planning in conjunction with other team members.
  • Maintaining and developing clinical and professional knowledge and skills.
  • To be eligible for this role you must hold an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

    COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 790386