Senior Social Worker - Level 3

Allied Health
200000IF Requisition #


Senior Level 3 Social Worker (Maternity Leave Locum)

Full time 38 hours per week

Northern Beaches Hospital

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced social worker to join the Social Work Department at the Northern Beaches Hospital (NBH). The NBH provides care to public and private patients from an outstanding facility with a large range of quality services provided by exceptional allied health teams, midwives, nurses, doctors and staff. 

As a Social Worker you will make an impact by providing direct services to patients and their carers which aim to minimise the negative impacts of illness and hospitalisation. Social workers will enhance social and emotional functioning through interventions and arrangement of services and support.

The successful Social Worker will be responsible for the provision of a high standard of clinical care, work in partnership with Medical Officers and other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide assessment and evidence based treatment. You will be expected to participate in our weekend 24 hour on-call roster.

Selection criteria:

  • Degree in Social Work and eligibility to the AASW     

  • 4 years minimum experience working as a qualified social worker
  • Demonstrated experience working in an Acute Care Facility and Aged care
  • Demonstrated experience providing supervision
  • Highly developed social work assessment and counselling skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage workload demands, meet deadlines and complete activities within scope of practice

This position is a maternity relief position and should the incumbent require an early return from maternity leave this contract of employment will cease or be reduced days prior to the 12 months.


Further Information:  

For more information please contact Michelle Watson (Social Work Manager) on 02 9105 5068 or email


All applications must be lodged online. Please click the ‘Apply’ button to lodge an application (applications should include information on how you meet the selection criteria, a CV and 2 current work-related referees).


Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority.  Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check and a NSW Working with Children’s Check, prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.


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