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Social Worker - Renal

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Job Ref:  010193
Employer:  Department of Health (NT)
Job Type:  Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $114,170 - $127,666 (including salary $98,959 - $110,829)



Department of Health

Work Unit

Top End Health Services Renal Services

Job Title

Social Worker - Renal


Professional 3

Job Type

Full Time




$98,959 - $110,829



Position Number







Pamela Wood 08 8922 6995 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

Resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective:  Provide expert, effective and culturally appropriate clinical social work assessment and intervention to Top End Health Services (TEHS) Renal patents, their families, and carers, urban and remote communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Provide high level clinical social work services, guidance, mentoring, and support through expert advice and leadership. Ensure the development and delivery of culturally appropriate strategies, resources and services.

2.      Lead & contribute to planning, developing and evaluating protocols, guidelines and models of care for safe and effective service delivery

3.      Coordination of social work student placements including the facilitation of placement programs, professional consultation with course providers, full student supervision and assessment.

4.      Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within complex multi-disciplinary team across multiple sites and services including government and non-government organisations.

5.      Demonstrated ability to maintain and manage current patient management systems, including electronic health records and to effectively report on identified Australian Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

6.      Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality safe services and workplaces.

7.      Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.


Selection Criteria


1.      Degree in Social Work or equivalent which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW ) and meets AASW criteria for eligibility.

2.      Demonstrated experience and competence in development and delivery of culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions. Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in social work services delivery within a multi-disciplinary team environment.

3.      Proven leadership skills, with the ability to manage self and team within a complex and busy work environment.

4.      Ability to provide professional consultation, supervision and support to social workers and to coordinate placement of and provide effective clinical supervision for social work students.

5.      Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theories and frameworks of the impact of crisis, illness, loss and grief including knowledge of social work ethics, proven knowledge of cultural diversity impacting on the delivery of social and welfare support within renal services.

6.      Demonstrated interpersonal skills including written and verbal communications, time management and organisational skills, proven ability to manage conflict resolution.



1.      Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) driver’s licence or ability to obtain one.


Further Information:  Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site. The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check.  A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position.


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