Senior WIL Placement Officer, Social Work

Sydney, Australia
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About the role

  • $93,590k - $101,292k  plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term-Full time
  • 35hr per week


  • Take responsibility for the accreditation of Social Work students according to criteria and circumstances, ensuring a high level of professionalism
  • Manage the WIL functions for the School of Social Sciences by identifying and negotiating suitable Social Work professional work placements and ensuring all government requirements are met on time
  • Coordinate all Social work related placements to a high standard as per Australian Association of Social Workers Education and Accreditation Standards
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with key contacts and professional stakeholders for the purposes of excellence in WIL opportunities for BSW, SRAP, Criminology and Development Studies students
  • Develop learning plans in consultation with UNSW student support services and placement agencies for students who require additional support and/or workplace adjustments during their placement
  • Conduct pre-placement interviews with students and develop plans for students especially those who may require additional support during the placement, including negotiating with the placement agency and writing Student Learning Plans as required
  • Provide the main point of contact for students undertaking pre-service in relation to their placement and their accreditation requirements to ensure students are meeting requirements towards their graduation
  • Manage and supervise the WIL Administrator (Social Work) in the preparation of Work Integrated Learning Seminars for both students and external stakeholders and present at seminars accordingly
  • Maintain reporting systems and data tracking for the WIL SOSS stream and report back to the WIL Manager accordingly 3
  • Prepare and coordinate the supply of accurate and up to date information relating to placements for all stakeholders; industry bodies, host organisations, WIL Supervisors, UNSW staff members and WIL students
  • Maintain the day-to-day operations and development of the WIL SOSS office and ensure all legislative requirements of placements are accurately recorded
  • Work closely with the Academic convenor/s and student services to manage the identification, monitoring and support ‘at risk’ students
  • Maintain knowledge of changes in University systems and ensure professional standards, policies and processes are maintained and promoted throughout the WIL team
  • Work with the WIL Manager to develop and improve the WIL engagement services provided for the School of Social Sciences. Provide guidance to the WIL Administrators to ensure all WIL placements are completed accurately and escalate matters to the WIL Manager as appropriate
  • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Steve Lalic

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 28th April 11.00 pm Australian, Eastern Standard time

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