Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District - Reservoir, VIC
The Professional Lead Social Work – Mental Health is responsible for:
- Clinical leadership, governance and strategic direction for the mental health social work workforce
- Participation in leadership of the social work discipline across NBMLHD through active participation in the Profession Based Leadership Group (PBLG)
- Coordination of Safe Start to ensure that the LHD meets its obligations under the NSW Ministry of Health Safe Start strategic policy.
The Professional Lead Social Work – Mental Health will have a high level of professional knowledge and will exercise substantial professional judgement to perform complex discipline specific work. The incumbent is expected to work without direction supervision and with a broad scope to lead the mental health social work workforce in achieving organisational goals.Together, Achieving Better Health
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community
- This is a rare opportunity for a social work leader in the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD Mental Health Service
- This role encompasses professional leadership and governance for the social work profession in mental health across the district, and coordination of the LHD responsibilities under the Safe Start policy directive and guidelines
- The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with skills in supervision, professional governance, contributing to strategic planning and expertise in child protection
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals. We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients.
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If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/About Applying
If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role. You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button. So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria
To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.
Degree in Social Work and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Demonstrated high level expertise in child protection and mental health, with capacity to lead and coordinate interagency responses.
Demonstrated commitment to the ongoing development of social work practice and knowledge, which may be evidenced by innovation in clinical practice, evidence-based practice, quality improvement activities and/or clinical practice/academic research.
Demonstrated experience in a leadership and/or senior social work role in mental health services including responsibility for professional standards of social work staff.
Demonstrated commitment to the ongoing professional development and education of social work staff and the fieldwork education of social work students including provision of clinical supervision to social work staff in line with recognised standards.
Proven ability to work effectively in operational and professional structures including high level interpersonal skills, analytical, strategic and problem solving skills as well as a demonstrated ability to facilitate change and manage projects for timely completion.
Demonstrated high level oral and written documentation communication skills including consultation, negotiation, advocacy, and conflict resolution
Current NSW Driver Licence (P1 or above).
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian.For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian websitewww.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check -