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Senior Social Worker - Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service

Tasmanian Health Service

In Tasmania, we value quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, and with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you join us in Tasmania?

You’ve developed advanced skills in paediatric social work, and you could put these into place anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, innovation, and friendships. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years.

The role

As the Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (TPRS) social worker, you will provide inpatient and outpatient care to children 0-18 years of age with a functional impairment due to complex health conditions. The children you see will have conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy / high risk of cerebral palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Complex movement disorders
  • Complex orthopaedic conditions
  • Neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome)
  • Functional neurological disorder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Limb deficiency

You will contribute to the assessment of complex psychosocial needs and provide specialist interventions, advocacy and coordinate referrals for TPRS clients. Your duties may include assisting families with adjustment to illness and case coordination of complex needs, demonstrating leadership and building effective working relationships with stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a social worker with extensive clinical experience ideally in a women’s and children’s environment and/or rehabilitation, who would like to be part of an exciting new service.

The team

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the statewide Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (TPRS). TPRS provides specialised, coordinated paediatric rehabilitation to children, young people, and their families across the state.

This team will work under a newly established Model of Care developed through co-design with patients, families and clinicians over recent years. Successful candidates will embrace our shared vision, mission, and values, which together support the delivery of child and family centred care.

We are seeking collaborative, passionate, and skilled people to join our interdisciplinary team. Our team provides inpatient and outpatient care at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

All team members will play an integral role in developing our service as we progress through a staged implementation of our Model of Care. We are committed to create a diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplace. lutrawita/Tasmania is well known for its beautiful natural environment, high quality food, short commutes, and excellent lifestyle opportunities.

TPRS values ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous PD allowance will be provided. Professional support will be jointly provided by the RHH Social Work Service and TPRS leadership team.

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 38 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Salary: $103,608 to $119,430 pro rata per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

$1,000 p.a. entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance paid in addition to this)

Please note that access to salaries beyond $111,964 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme

Relocation Expenses

Relocation expenses will be paid as stated below:

  • Up to $5,000 to cover expenses incurred through relocation*
  • Up to $500 a week for up to 6 weeks of temporary accommodation*

* Please note that relocation and accommodation expenses will be provided on a reimbursement basis of costs incurred after the lodgement of tax receipts.

For more information (Contact Officer)

Tamika Holton
Clinical Lead – Grief & Loss – Womens and Childrens Services
Phone: 0438 689 785
E-mail: [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Social Worker - Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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