Pilbara - South Hedland

Vacancy Number: 1641

Social Worker

About the Role
  • Seeking a motivated social worker for our paediatric setting in Hedland. Flexible hours available, with the ability to grow caseload.

    You will provide targeted and/or brief psychological interventions to children, adolescents, families, and carers (including those from culturally and linguistically diverse populations) presenting with any/all of the following: early life trauma, attachment/relationship issues, challenging behaviours, neurodevelopmental/neurological disability and mental health conditions. The successful candidate will perform one-on-one interviews, therapy needs assessments, and diagnostic assessments with children, adolescents and families/carers (including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations) in high standard clinical settings. The successful candidate will deliver therapy support programs to children, adolescents, families, and carers and deliver accurate and timely recording of service activity and case notes in compliance with National Disability Insurance Scheme standards and regulations. The successful candidate will liaise with community and health agencies regarding clinical management of clients and educate other professionals and carers in allied health matters.
Experience & Skills
  • Ideally seeking a Social worker with a minimum of two years’ experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work and membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and set priorities as well as work constructively within a team and observe a professional code of conduct.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong time management skills
  • Experience working with children, families and carers and/or in the disability sector (desirable)
  • Knowledge of ethical standards
  • Working with Children Check for all relevant states where child related work will be conducted and Current National Police Clearance
  • The position will also require the candidate to drive a manual motor vehicle or be willing to use their own car to drive large distances (>400km) and on unsealed roads.
What's on Offer
  • Generous hourly rate, with casual loading
  • Flexible work arrangements to promote work life balance
  • Varied caseload, with the ability to grow caseload
  • Superannuation contribution
  • Travel allowances and reimbursements
  • Relocation assistance may be provided to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.