Director of Social Work

Social Work Department, Allied Health Services, Bundaberg Hospital, QLD |

Job Description:

The Director of Social Work has operational management responsibility for social workers working within Bundaberg Hospital (5.95 FTE) including management of profession specific standards, strategic professional leadership and advocacy at state-wide level, recruitment and workload management. The Director of Social Work also manages the profession-specific responsibilities for the social workers working across Wide Bay HHS (North) including shared accountabilities for performance appraisal and development, clinical education and professional support.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage an advanced generalist caseload with minimal requirement for clinical practice supervision and ability to manage clinical workloads and service delivery prioritisation for a medium sized department.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the operational management of a Social Work Department including allocation of staff, budget and resources.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication, consultation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop the strategic direction of social work services across the hospital, Allied Health and other relevant services. 
  • Provide leadership in the development of professional standards and clinical education and training.

How to Apply:

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Starting date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Closing date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
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