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Senior Social Worker - Alice Springs

NT Government

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

Central Australia Health Service

  • Professional 3 Remuneration Package Range $122,773 - $137,307 (Comprising salary $106,568 - $119,351, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)
  • In addition to above Package Range; postgraduate qualification and professional development allowances and salary sacrifice provisions apply
  • Alice Springs Hospital – Alice Springs
  • Ongoing (Permanent) vacancy- Full Time

Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is the major acute hospital for Central Australia, with 186 Beds, serving up to 60,000 people including visitors to the region. Surrounded by a striking landscape of spectacular gorges and ranges, working as a Social Worker at ASH also offers you an exceptional opportunity to experience the distinctive beauty of Central Australia. Activities abound for families and single people alike, with many active sporting, recreation and cultural groups within the community. Alice Springs is a diverse and multicultural town that offers a laid back, territory lifestyle, and that has numerous education, shopping and sporting facilities all within a short drive or bike ride.

We are seeking an experienced social worker to join our team, with an approved Social work degree and a citizenship/visa that supports employment. The primary objective of this ASH social work position is to deliver high quality, culturally appropriate and effective Social Work acute and sub-acute services. This position will require the applicant to have proven clinical, management or supervisory experience to facilitate and support team functioning in a pressured acute hospital setting. You will work as part of the MDT, ensuring that patients and their families have access to relevant support services, which can assist in meeting their needs, and ensuring safe discharge once their psychosocial issues have been addressed. You will provide culturally appropriate, effective, efficient and contemporary Social Work assessment and intervention services, meeting the needs of Alice Springs Hospital patients, their families and significant others.

An exciting opportunity awaits in the Red Centre.

Please contact Beverley Pavkovich, A/Manager Social Work on 08 8951 7972/or email beverley.pavkovich@nt.gov.au, using the subject line: Senior Social Worker - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs or Alice Springs Hospital on 08 8951 7777 pager 112. Quote vacancy number: 4220.


Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nt.gov.au.

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au.

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

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