Senior Work Integrated Learning Placement Officer

Randwick, Australia
04 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About UNSW

The objective of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy is to become Australia’s global university. Our ambition for the next decade is to propel UNSW into the world’s top 50 universities. We believe that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, education and thought leadership, can make a difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

The 2025 Strategy commits UNSW to work with government, industry and the community to translate research advances into social progress and economic prosperity. UNSW aspires to be increasingly known for its focus on innovation, the scale and extent of interactions involving staff, students and alumni with industry, business, government and with our community partners.

To achieve our ambitions we plan to ensure that our organisational support functions operate efficiently across the University. As we realign our organisation and systems to an optimised shared service environment, a wide range of inspiring, challenging and exciting opportunities have been created to support our plans for the future

The Work Integrated Learning team supports the development of Faculty initiatives to support and strengthen student engagement programs in order to positively influence the student experience within UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

About the role

  • Level 7 AU$90K - AU$97K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading) Continuing Full-time (35 hours per week) 

The Senior Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Placement Officer (Social Work) will be responsible for the development of work integrated learning opportunities supporting the Social Inquiry Cluster within the School of Social Sciences.

This position will manage all of the systems, processes and staff involved in the placement of students in a work integrated learning contexts. Central to this role will be a capacity to  engage with a range of external key stakeholders from health, welfare, criminal justice and other business and public policy sectors to develop and maintain appropriate intern and work placement opportunities for students.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work, or other relevant degree recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers as eligible for membership, and five years of extensive professional practice experience, as per Australian Social Workers Education and Accreditation Standards
  • Proven knowledge of a range of social work practice settings 
  • Substantial experience in relationship management with proven success in providing a positive partnership experience with a key focus on long-term partnership development  

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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.


Melissa Roughley, Faculty Executive Director 


T: (61 2) 9385 8521

Applications close: 15 November 2017