Mental Health Social Worker - Grade 2

Job posted: 01/02/2023
Applications close: 04/04/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 29201

Reference: 29201

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Mental Health Social Worker Grade 2

  • Perm Full Time with monthly ADO
  • Peter James Centre (temp.Box Hill Hospital)
  • Generous Salary Packaging + Employee Benefits

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Grade 2 Social Worker provides a range of specialist social work interventions to older person’s mental health consumers to assist individuals to achieve the highest level of independent function, leading to successful community integration and improved quality of life outcomes.  Through the promotion of recovery and the principles and practice of service coordination the Grade 2 Social Worker ensures that consumers are at the centre of service delivery and receive a timely, coordinated response to their health and social needs.

 The Grade 2 Social worker works with the multidisciplinary team and demonstrate a commitment to consumer/ carer – centred practice (e.g. Involve consumers/carers/ external providers in decision making and advocate on their behalf if necessary and provide specialised education and / or information to consumers/ carers appropriate to their needs)

As part of an Allied Health response in the Older Persons Mental Health inpatient setting at Eastern Health the Grade 2 Social Worker will initiate and participate in teaching, training, research and quality activities identified in collaboration with the Allied Health Manager.  The Grade 2 Social Worker will provide supervision and mentoring to students and junior social work staff.

About you


  • Holds a degree qualification in Social Work that has been approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers for membership as a Social Worker. Maintains compliance with the AASW Continuing Professional Development Policy in order to meet the Eastern Health Allied Health credentialing standard.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to practice utilising the recovery approach in mental health treatment and support, with a focus on working collaboratively with consumers and carers to promote self-determination and enable progress towards reaching personal recovery goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide Social Work assessments and interventions
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in working with clients with mental health issues and their carers, in the community/inpatient settings.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of contemporary recovery principles and practices including research and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and to contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Demonstrated communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated well developed knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, policies, plans, and strategic directions of public mental health services.
  • Ability to supervise Social Work students and Grade 1 Social Work staff.
  • Compliance with AASW Code of Ethics and legal requirements of the Social Work profession.


  • Experience in older person’s mental health
  • Evidence of involvement in, and understanding of, principles of research and/or evaluation.
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Mental Health Social Worker - Grade 2

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Pauline Kelly - (40) 3104 891_

Mental Health Social Worker - Grade 2