Social Work Locum – Inpatient Unit

Opportunity for a Social Worker to join an established hospital in Southern NSW supporting patients in inpatient ward.

MARS Recruitment are seeking an experienced Social Worker for a 12-week fixed-term contract in Southern NSW.

Schedule: Full time

Length: 12 weeks with possible extension.

The purpose of this role is to deliver social work services within the inpaitent unit. This role involves delivering high-quality clinical social work to enhance the health and wellbeing of patients in the Mental Health Inpatient Services. The position requires a Social Worker who has previous hospital experience, preferentially within an inpatient ward and has independent professional judgement to address complex situations.

This includes:

  • Detailed clinical assessment, patient education, therapeutic intervention and/or management and assistance with discharge planning within an interprofessional context.
  • Clinical education, supervision of observational students and allied health assistants, and assistance with supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Participation and contribution to quality improvement and research activities under the guidance of senior staff
  • Delivering advanced clinical social work to improve the health and wellbeing of Mental Health Inpatient Services patients.
  • Have the capacity to show advanced clinical reasoning skills and provide high-quality clinical care with minimal supervision.
  • Systematically organise your workload to ensure timely and effective completion of all responsibilities.
  • Offer recovery-focused and trauma-informed social work services to mental health inpatients and their wider care team.
  • Show cultural competence and a commitment to improving health for all demographics and cultures.

About You:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification as a Social Worker and be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Hold extensive knowledge and experience in Mental Health Social Work, with the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Hold a national police clearance or be willing to obtain
  • Hold a WWCC or be willing to obtain
  • Provide COVID-19 Vaccination evidence
  • Hold a current driver's license.


  • $55-$60 per hour, depending on experience level.
  • Accommodation and travel allowance can be provided.

This is an urgent locum position and is likely to be filled quickly. If you are interested, please reach Beth Peeney at MARS recruitment at your earliest convenience -

Up to AU$60 per hour + accomodation and travel
Pambula, Australia
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