Social Worker - Community Health and Therapy Services (CHATS)

Job Description

About the Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has six hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and four community health centres that employ more than 3,300 staff. The district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to patients and their families in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Your opportunity

  • Deliver social work clinical services to consumers of Community Health and Therapy Services (CHATS), including outreach to regional areas, as determined through the Hospital and Health Services Plan and priorities.
  • Work as a member of a trans-disciplinary team, delivering clinical services to consumers in the Mackay Hospital and Health Services area, covering a range of clinical conditions and complexity. This position operates within a Professional Skill-Sharing and Delegation (PSSD) model of care by providing and participating in supervision and training in the use of skill-shared and delegated clinical tasks, and by delivering an expanded scope of clinical practice.

Your team

Community Health and Therapy Services (CHATS) plays a vital role in the continuum of care for consumers and their carers at discharge from acute care through to re-establishment in the consumers' residence, or when necessary, transitioning to residential care settings.  CHATS comprise a range of outpatient healthcare activities focussed on assessing, re-abling and maintaining individuals' capacity to successfully remain in their community.

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

Mackay HHS provides a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, provides roles with variety and flexibility, supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing and encourages work/life balance. Some additional benefits include:

  • Remuneration - Competitive packages with salary packaging options available.
  • Superannuation - Up to 12.75% employer contribution.
  • Annual leave loading - 17.5%.
  • Employee assistance and peer support programs - Supporting our staff through difficult times.
  • Wellbeing programs - Variety of initiatives available to suit all interests and lifestyles.

How to apply for this role

  • Download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants to familiarise yourself with the role.
  • Provide a written response (maximum 2 pages) outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge will enable you to achieve the key responsibilities of the role. This is an opportunity to tell us about yourself, your professional career and why you are the right person for this job.
  • Attach your current resume/CV, including contact details of two referees, preferably your current/past supervisor, who can confirm/support your capabilities, work performance and conduct within the previous two years.

Conditions of employment

If you are a new employee to Queensland Health, we want to ensure you have all the information you need before you start. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Queensland Health Conditions of employment and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role to be:

  • Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, vaccine preventable diseases Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information on your vaccination requirements should you be the successful applicant for this role, please refer to the Queensland Health employment directives.