Social Work Senior

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Work type: Permanent
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Allied Health

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a highly experienced Social Work Senior to work in Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. This role is being offered full-time, permanent role based at South Brisbane.  Mater Mothers’ Hospitals is Australia’s largest maternity service providing antenatal and postnatal maternity services, neonatal care and women's health.

The successful applicant will be a skilled practitioner who ideally has extensive experience in delivery of social work services to patients and families in a hospital setting.  Your experience of working in the areas of alcohol and other drug use, domestic and family violence, and child protection in a maternity framework will be highly regarded. Evidence of clinical leadership through leading quality improvement activities, undertaking service evaluation, provision of clinical supervision to staff and contributing to clinical education is also required.

Our Social Work department has been nominated (Mater People’s Awards) two years in a row for leadership, innovation, and clinical excellence.  You will be joining an established and welcoming team with a positive workplace culture.

Salary range: $60.01-$64.54 (HP4) per hour plus superannuation and salary packaging

What you’ll be doing

You will deliver high level social work clinical services in accordance with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Code of Ethics and Professional Practice standards by:

  • 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
  • Utilising high levels of knowledge and clinical skills in exercising independent professional judgement in problem solving and clinical management, handling an increasingly complex caseload beyond that of routine day to day clinical practice
  • Applying high level advocacy skills to address patient needs
  • Undertaking high level social work practice independently with infrequent direct clinical practice supervision
  • Providing clinical supervision and supporting clinical education

About you

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a degree in social work that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Tertiary qualifications from overseas institutions will require evidence of assessment from AASW included with application for the application to be considered
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of contemporary practice and clinical skills as recognised by clinical experience, professional development activities, post graduate education or formal qualifications
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues both within the department and multidisciplinary teams
  • Evidence of clinical leadership demonstrated through quality improvement initiatives, service evaluation and development or research
  • Experience in the provision of professional practice supervision to social workers and as field educator for social work students
  • Extensive hospital experience and an understanding of the challenges of working in an acute hospital setting

Why join us?

Mater is Queensland’s largest and most innovative not-for-profit healthcare service, providing care for almost 700,000 patients a year across a network of 11 hospitals.

We are a leader in healthcare, education and research — and that’s because we employ exceptional people. #MAKEYOURMATERMOVE

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increase your take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses via salary packaging
  • Access to leading education and professional development via Mater Education
  • Flexible working arrangements, including work from home options where suitable
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business/venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation/Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

For further information specific to the position, please contact Leanne Hausknecht-Brennan, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals  Social Work Team Leader at

Applications including a resume and cover letter close on 2nd October 2023. Please note, we may contact applications prior to the closing date, please do not hesitate to APPLY NOW!

We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.

It is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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