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Health Professional Level 4- Clinical Supervisor (Social Work)

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Health Professional Level 4- Clinical Supervisor (Social Work) (Job Number: 01V5V)


Job Title: Clinical Supervisor (Social Work)
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Position Number: 38558
Annual Salary: $110,397 - $118,832
Branch: Allied Health Central Management
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Closing Date: 4 May 2021
Contact Officer: Rosy Winter (02) 5124 1768 Rosy.Winter@act.gov.au

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Overview of the work area and position

The Office of the Director of Allied Health in Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides strategic leadership, professional governance and advocacy for Allied Health in MHJHADS. The Clinical Supervisor - Social Work - position reports to the Principal of Social Worker, MHJHADS.
The successful candidate will provide clinical supervision to Social Workers and other Allied Health staff consistent with Canberra Health Services (CHS), MHJHADS and Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) policies, procedures and standards. They will have high level knowledge, expertise and skills in the provision of social work services and will be expected to apply this knowledge both to discipline specific and broader allied health contexts. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a well developed understanding of quality and safety systems and a commitment to meeting standards and managing job demand.
The position holder is expected to operate within the Public Sector Management Act (1994), the ACT Public Service Code of Conduct and relevant professional discipline Code of Conduct.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Ability to synthesise, analyse complex information and make decisions that demonstrates critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence based sound judgement.
  • Ability to mentor and guide diverse teams and external parties in a collaborative and influential manner.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing working environment.
Eligibility/Other Requirements

  • Degree in Social Work
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.
  • Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

This is a part-time permanent position available at 11.03 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.


Under limited direction of the Principal Social Worker you will:
1. Provide clinical supervision, clinical expertise and clinical leadership to Social Workers (and other allied health clinicians as directed) working in MHJHADS in accordance with the requirements of AASW Supervision Guidelines and Standards, the MHJHADS Clinical Supervision Procedure and the Canberra Hospital and Health Services Operational Guideline for Clinical Supervision for Allied Health Clinicians.
2. Exercise independent professional judgement in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures and techniques require expansion, adaptation or modification
3. Be responsible to the Principal Social Worker to ensure an integrated clinical supervision service for Social Workers within MHJHADS, including the coordination of supervision plans for Social Work supervisors and supervisees within MHJHADS and the dissemination of information about clinical supervision to Social Workers.
4. Complete clinical supervision records to standards required and meet reporting and data collection requirements. Provide reports to the Principal Social Worker on both systemic and individual issues identified through supervision that impact on the safety and quality of care for consumers.
5. Participate in clinical supervision, continuing professional development and education and performance review processes. Actively promote and facilitate research and/or quality projects to support the development of evidence based clinical supervision.
6. Consult and liaise with the Clinical Educator, Profession Lead and relevant educational institutions in relation to clinical teaching, curriculum development and research relevant to clinical supervision. Contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of supervision programs and services.
7. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven ability to provide individual and group supervision to Social Workers in a variety of settings including those related to mental health, justice health and alcohol and drug services.
2. Experience providing social work assessment and intervention for consumers, carers and relevant others within a mental health setting.
3. Knowledge of clinical supervision models and Australian Association of Social Work Code of Conduct and policies, procedures, standards and guidelines related to supervision, continuing professional development, recency of practice and credentialing and scope of clinical practice.
4. Knowledge of current mental health and other relevant legislation and a sound understanding of the National Standards for Mental Health Services.
5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and a pitch of no more than two pages outlining your skills, knowledge and experience and why you should be considered for this role. You should take into consideration the selection criteria under “what you require” when drafting your response. Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 110,397.00 - 118,832.00
Contact Name: Rosy Winter
Contact Email: rosy.winter@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 04/May/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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