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Position Title: Social Worker

 Location: Cairns


 $47.60 - $69.97 per hour

(plus superannuation and leave loading benefits)


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Social Worker, Social Work Department, Allied Health Services - Cairns

Queensland Health (Organisation site)

Enjoy the far North lifestyle while working with the Social Work Department, Allied Health Services team as a Social Worker. In this role you will deliver high level clinical Social Work services within the Cairns Hospital to ensure optimal assessment, clinical intervention, and discharge planning occurs for health service consumers as part of a broader multidisciplinary team.

About us:

We're committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Far North Queensland by providing high quality acute health care services.

About your opportunity:

In this position you will provide leadership within the Social Work Department team, including assistance with performance management processes, clinical practice supervision and participation in the business and quality activities to ensure timely and effective service delivery.

About your role:

  • Identifying and assessing the complex psychosocial needs of patients, families, and carers.
  • Applying differential assessment methods to identify clinical risk appropriate to the client group.
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to achieve positive outcomes in relation to both individual client goals and organisational goals.
  • Participate in professional education within the work unit and professional team and contribute to research and quality improvement initiatives within the Cairns Hospital and for the Social Work profession.
  • Develop and promote the Social Work role through accountable multidisciplinary team involvement, delivering in-services, professional education and facilitating student clinical placements.

As a Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service employee, not only will you receive competitive remuneration, you will also have access to:

  • Generous superannuation
  • Salary packaging
  • Annual incremental increases
  • Career training and development
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Wellness programs


Integrity is the choice between what's convenient and what's right. The integrity we show today is the legacy we create for tomorrow. We aim to be consistent in building respect and confidence from those we care about and care for. We rely on our integrity to guide us when the choice isn't an easy one to make. It ensures our decisions are transparent, truthful and for the greater good of our patients, colleagues and communities.


Enquiries:  Sandie Hams


Job Ad Reference: CAH525706


Application Details:


Closing Date: 23/11/2023






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