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Social Worker - Senior - Specialist Palliative Care Service

Friday, 7 October 2022


The primary focus of this role is to deliver high level Social Work services to patients and families within the Specialist Palliative Care Service. Based in Robina.

For further information on our health service, please watch our corporate video:

The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Social Worker - Senior to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will

  • Manage a complex caseload with limited access to direct clinical practice supervision
  • Provide high level clinical advice to professional and operational supervisors, relevant service managers and other stakeholders
  • Provide Social Work leadership including by acting as a role model for other staff Bullet
  • Assist the Palliative Care leadership team in activities to ensure the effective functioning of the service

About you

To be successful in this position you will require:

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • While not mandatory, a relevant qualification in grief and loss counselling, bereavement or other relevant area would be well regarded
  • Working with children check (Blue Card – QLD Health will meet the cost)
  • Driver licence
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against and remain vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B and COVID 19
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed


  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Research Opportunities
  • Up to 12.75% super
  • 17.5% leave loading


  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $115 049 - $123 799 per annum

About Us

The Supportive and Specialist Palliative Care Service operates throughout the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and are a multidisciplinary team of health professionals (medical, nursing, allied health). Based in Robina.

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
  • A workplace culture that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work so that they can perform at their best
  • Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong

How to Apply

Click APPLY to submit your application by Thursday, 13 October 2022

Job Ad reference: GC446876


Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.