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Job Description
  • Fixed Term, Full-time Position to June 2024
  • Newington, NSW Location

 

About Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) is the leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services in NSW.  As an independent not-for-profit organisation we offer expert clinical care, information and advice for everybody in every family as well as education and training and evidence-based research to support doctors, nurses and other professionals.

Family Planning NSW is committed to excellence in meeting the reproductive and sexual health needs of the community.  We achieve this by providing best practice, accredited clinical services, enhancing the knowledge and skills of service providers, improving the body of knowledge about reproductive and sexual health through rigorous research and evaluation, and leading international development projects to promote the rights of marginalised people in developing countries.

Family Planning NSW is a pro-choice organisation and all staff within the organisation are expected to actively support this core value.

In accordance with NSW Health Orders, all staff employed by Family Planning NSW are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

    About the role

    Reporting to the Director - Integrated Health Services, the Social Worker is responsible for delivering professional and high-quality social work services to the clients of FPNSW.  The Social Worker undertakes counselling, the dissemination of information, and facilitates referrals to appropriate health care providers under the principles of prevention and early intervention.  The Social Worker assesses and intervenes on a range of biopsychosocial concerns that arise in the reproductive and sexual health context, including pregnancy options. The Social Worker works with clinicians to support the implementation of the management of violence, abuse and neglect framework, including routine screening and responding to child protection concerns.  The Social Worker is also responsible for advising on relevant policies, procedures, resources and training requirements, in line with relevant NSW Government policies.

    In collaboration with the clinical leadership team, the Social Worker participates in the development and implementation of high quality and effective social work service models within Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) and works with peers to promote a multidisciplinary approach to service development across the organisation and support the successful achievement of the organisation’s objectives. 

    Key Criteria  

    Essential

    1. Relevant tertiary qualifications (i.e. Bachelor of Social work (4 year degree) minimum) including  eligibility for membership with Australian Association of Social Work (http://www.aasw.asn.au/membershipinfo/membership-eligibility)
    2. Minimum 3 years clinical experience in women’s health, reproductive & sexual health, or other relevant field (e.g. community health) and approved to provide pregnancy options counselling services under Medicare
    3. High level clinical social work skills and experience, including counselling and advocacy, in working with clients face to face and by telehealth
    4. Proven ability to develop and implement continuous quality improvement processes and adhere to regulatory requirements
    5. Demonstrated success in driving and implementing change in a multidisciplinary clinical setting
    6. High level ability to manage competing demands and demonstrate flexibility in adapting effectively to change
    7. High level interpersonal, negotiation, written and oral communication skills including advocacy, networking, policy development and report writing skills
    8. Sound computer skills, including MS Office applications
    9. Experience working with a diverse client base – this may include young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally & linguistically diverse people and/or people with disability

    Desirable

    1. Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
    2. Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s License
    3. Strong leadership, supervision and mentoring skills

    Other requirements

    • A Criminal Record Check  and Working With Children Check are required prior to commencement in this role
    • Immunisation / vaccination requirements apply to this role

    To Apply:

    Please submit your current resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the position description via our careers page https://careers.fpnsw.org.au  

    FPNSW is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

    Closing date for the role is 27 May 2022 unless an appropriate candidate is identified earlier.

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    Need Some Help?

    Feel free to contact horizon@aasw.asn.au / 1800 630 124.

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