Government of Western Australia | Senior Social Worker Pool – Acute Care and Response Team

Government of Western Australia | Senior Social Worker Pool – Acute Care and Response Team


Job Position: Senior Social Worker Pool – Acute Care and Response Team

Company: Government of Western Australia

Expected salary: $112269 – 119290 per year

Location: Perth, WA

Senior Social Worker Pool – Acute Care and Response Team Job Details:


Casual, Fixed Term – Full Time, Fixed Term – Part Time, Permanent – Full Time, Permanent – Part Time
Position No: Pool Ref 00021279
Closing Date: 2024-04-29 4:00 PM
Attachments:CRVCID587121This is a Recruitment Pool for Permanent Full Time appointments. Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time, and casual appointments may also be available.We are building Acute Care & Response Teams to serve the north, south and east metro regional areas. The current vacancies are on our East ACRT which serves the Bentley, Armadale and Midland areas. If you are only interested in north or south metro regional areas, please apply and nominate your preferred location, and we will reach out to you when available vacancies arise.About the Acute Care & Response Team (ACRT):The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is set to transform its services in line with . The ACRT is a new service model, arising from the ICA Taskforce. The team will provide a step up in intensity of service to children and adolescents experiencing a crisis or deterioration in their mental health. This will include assessment, safety planning and short-term stabilisation, planning for ongoing care, and supplementary care for children with severe and enduring mental ill health to provide the care the child needs in a community setting reducing the need for hospital presentations. The East ACRT will provide a service to children and adolescents who live in the eastern region of the Perth metropolitan area.As mental health conditions can deeply impact the emotional and social well-being of children and their families, our holistic and child-centered approach is designed to assist families and is focused on participation and engagement.As a clinician on the team, you’ll be required to conduct home and community visits during business hours and on a rostered basis, including after hours and on weekends, based on operational needs. You’ll be part of a team that prioritises patient and staff safety and receive training and ongoing supervision.We are also seeking a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Clinical Nurses to be part of the team.Here is some of the amazing work done by our teams in the Community:About the Role:We are seeking Senior Social Workers to join our team and provide community based mental health assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and young people, in collaboration with families / carers.As a Senior Social Worker, you will provide advanced services to young people experiencing severe and complex mental health challenges. You will plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate interventions for children and families. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals to complete initial assessments, treatment plans, and liaison with other services, such as local schools and other service providers.Experience in a community mental health setting is required.What you will bring:

  • Extensive social work experience in a community mental health setting and clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the development of a new service
  • Ability to work collaboratively across internal and external teams, services and stakeholders

Tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers is required. Experience in the practice of family therapy and demonstrated knowledge of project research and evaluation is desired.How to ApplyWe welcome your application via the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of this page. Your application should contain the following:

  • Please nominate your preferred work location (East, North, or South) in response to our question within the application form.
  • A statement addressing each selection criteria as per the Job Description Form in no more than 3 pages maximum. A font size of Arial 12 is preferred (using the Situation, Task, Action, Result (STAR) Method).
  • A copy of your current CV outlining your most recent and relevant work experience.
  • Evidence of eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Please provide the name, email, and contact details of two referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. Referees should include at least one individual who has been or is your direct Line Manager/Supervisor. (We will contact you to seek your confirmation prior to contacting your listed referees).

Role related questions: We encourage you to Kay Hlaing, Director of Community CAMHS, , 0435 213 368 with any specific questions related to this role.Help in submitting your application: If you experience technical difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector. Visa sponsorship for eligible international applicants that meet immigration requirements may also be considered, see the Applying from overseas section below for more details.This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.This is a recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:

  • Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.
  • Appointments may be made from this pool until 06/05/2025.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.About our CAMHS Directorates
– Community CAMHS offers mental health assessment and multidisciplinary intervention for infants, children and young people up to the age of 18 years with severe and complex mental health concerns. – The Specialist Services and Day Programs consists of Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorder Service, Multisystemic Therapy, Pathways and Touchstone. These programs support children and young people who have complex mental health needs. – Acute CAMHS, based at Perth Children’s Hospital has a mental health inpatient unit (Ward 5A), Paediatric Consultation Liaison, Eating Disorder Service and Gender Diversity Service.CAHS values: To achieve our vision of healthy kids, healthy communities, CAHS is committed to providing a workplace culture that is driven and shaped by our values of Compassion, Collaboration, Equity, Respect, Excellence and Accountability. During the selection process you may be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position in accordance with the values. For further information about the benefits of working for CAHS and our services please .Our Values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment! CAHS encourages Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or LGBTI communities, and people with disability to work with us. Whatever your age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and family/carer responsibilities are, we ask that you consider bringing your expertise to our workforce.In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.Applying from another state or overseas?Considering a move to beautiful WA? We offer generous initiatives to support international and interstate recruitment and expedite employment for critical workforce shortages if you chose to move to Western Australia. This includes travel exemptions and financial incentives for eligible international and interstate applicants to cover flight and relocation costs.CAMHS is willing to consider providing relocation incentives for suitable applicants.Please see the attached for further information.**Overseas applicants are required to confirm by finalising endorsement of your social work degree before applying for the position.For Assistance including any adjustment needed to accommodate a disability and confidential enquiries – please contact the Strategic Talent Acquisition Recruitment Team (START) service via email:Before you apply for this position, please read the attached job application information sheet which contains important information.Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on the closing date will not be accepted.

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