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Social Work Team Leader

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Feb 5 2023

Social Work Team Leader - Medical and Surgical

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Permanent Full Time Position

Salary Range: $114,928 - $123,710 (Plus Super)

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Exciting new role combining leadership, management and clinical responsibilities

About the role

The Social Work Department at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is seeking an energetic, professional and dedicated Social Work Team Leader for an exciting new role in their growing team. 

This is a rare opportunity to step into a leadership role and build on your current clinical skills. This role requires a true leader and someone who can become a person of influence within the team as well as with our key internal and external stakeholders. You will be a highly skilled administrator and will be comfortable in dealing with the day to day operational running of the team. This includes managing performance issues and leave, recruitment and rostering as well as supporting the Director and wider social work team.

Bringing your strong clinical experience to the role will allow you to maintain a clinical case load and ensure your clinical skills are developing. This role provides a great opportunity to working within and across the hospital, aged care and NDIS systems and previous experience in these areas will be highly beneficial to you in the role.

The management team are looking for someone who is ready to grow their career and lead the highly supportive team culture. You will be overseeing the clinical practice of a small team of social workers graded HP1-3 and an allied health assistant and will be able to use your experience and knowledge to guide and mentor other clinicians. The role offers you the opportunity to network with a range of services across the Territory and also be involved in strategic meetings within the hospital. Higher Grade Duties opportunities to provide cover for the Director will also be available along with peer support from the Social Work Team Leader - Critical Care. You will be supported in your role with professional development and external professional supervision as well as responsive and available management and executive support  

Key Responsibilities

  • The primary purpose of this position is the co-ordination and management of the day to day clinical and corporate functions of the social work service across medical and surgical wards. A key role for this team is coordinating placement for patients who need to access residential aged care directly from hospital.   
  • These 6 wards include the medical, assessment and planning unit (MAPU), Hospital in the Home, 3 medical wards and a busy surgical ward that incorporates a preadmission clinic.  Our patients and their families are provided with assessment, counselling, referral, advocacy and short term case management services in a busy acute public hospital setting.  
  • This position will be based at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

What you bring 

  • Tertiary qualification as a Social Worker which provides eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills and significant clinical experience in the provision of social work services
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Australian Aged Care and Disability systems and demonstrated experience in the provision of high level advice in relation to consent and substitute decision making.   
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated ability in building and maintaining professional and therapeutic relationships through the application of written, verbal, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • High level communication skills including the ability to vet legal reports and prepare statistical and technical reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading quality improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision to staff and students.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011
  • Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence

For further information please contact Karen Dell, Director Social Work and Psychology on 6201 6320 or email

Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Sunday 5th February 2023

How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A one page cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this role (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)
  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees

Applications must be submitted online via:

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role 
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


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