Social Worker - Maryborough

Job Classification
Social Workers
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
maryborough QLD 4650
Posted By
Health Workforce

Practice Information:

This practice works with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and relevant key stakeholders to increase access to culturally safe, coordinated, holistic comprehensive primary health care services. They focus on the management and prevention of chronic disease in the of the Fraser Coast Region. 

You’ll be joining an extraordinary supportive, motivated and dedicated team of professional staff and enjoy the benefits of a well-balanced working environment in a centrally located, well-equipped, purpose-built clinic.

Position Description:

As the Social Worker, you will provide efficient and responsive social, emotional health and wellbeing primary health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, focusing on addressing mental health, trauma and drug and alcohol use, ensuring integration within the model of care, in a professional and culturally safe manner.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of efficient and responsive social, emotional, health and wellbeing services to clients
  • Provide counselling and psychological services specifically regarding issues of grief, loss and trauma resulting from past government policies and where this has led to excessive risk-taking behaviours, e.g., alcohol and other drugs, and these impacts upon families
  • Enabling an integrated service within a model of care which ensures a flexible responsive approach to services
  • Be main point of contact and access for clients with psychosocial needs, directing from various internal and external pathways and referrals.
  • Ensuring evidenced-based social worker assessment, care / intervention, evaluation and follow up is holistic encompassing social, emotional, mental, physical, health and wellbeing of individuals and the whole community – (e.g., individual, families, family groups, country, culture, spirituality and language)
  • Strengthening and maintaining culture in all service delivery ensuring provision of culturally safe spaces
  • Empowering patients and families with self-determination to make their own decisions and take control of their health, (e.g., health education and promotion)
  • Regularly provide service promotion and outreach services to enable access for clients, including facilitation of group support sessions and healing workshops
  • Build and maintain strong relationships, and fostering of partnerships at an advanced level with key community stakeholders
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary team to meet the changing needs of individuals and the community, e.g., Sharing of knowledge, liaison and coordination of treatment, care and follow up.
  • Manage portfolio consistent with skill level and level of practice
  • Practice safety by demonstrating professionalism and accountability in comprehensive health promotion practices
  • Understand and address the unique needs of Elders
  • Monitor, evaluate and report outcomes of clinical services in line with both funding outcome measures, and the practice’s primary health care KPIs and targets

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor and/or Master of Social Work with eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).  If overseas trained – approval letter of proof of verification with AASW must be submitted
  • Must have at least 2-3 years of post-graduate experience working as a Social Worker with an ability to work autonomously within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experienced in not only counselling but care coordination, report writing, familiar with Child Safety legislation etc
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as knowledge of current social, emotional, health and wellbeing issues affecting these communities
  • Experience in mental health issues, domestic and family violence and alcohol and substance use
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written skills.

Salary Package:

  • Market base salary
  • 10% super
  • salary sacrifice packaging – (Not-for-Profit organisation)
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • No on-call or after hours
  • Work / life balance
  • Cultural immersion

After Hours Requirements: No

About Maryborough:

Maryborough a heritage city, situated on the Fraser Coast, offering the best of country to coast lifestyle. The city has a population of around 28,000 and draws patients from surrounding rural areas. Hervey Bay is a 30 minute drive on good roads, and close to access for Fraser Island. Maryborough is about 250 km north of Brisbane.

For more information on this position, please contact our team!

Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.


Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Social Worker - Maryborough
Salary / Pay Details
Posted By
Health Workforce
Job Reference
JOB -10003082
maryborough QLD 4650
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