Paediatric Social Worker, Gr 2

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 54982

Reference: 54982

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • 3.5 days Diabetes and Endocrinology and 1.5 days Adolescents caseloads

  • Excellent opportunity to work in social work at Monash Children’s Hospital

  • Specialising in paediatric Diabetes and Adolescents caseloads

  • Very supportive, friendly teams

About Monash Health

Monash Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated children’s health services, with more than 30 specialist services and programs. We have Victoria’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provide leading paediatric services in many areas including, Rehabilitation & Oncology.

Social Workers at Monash Children’s Hospital sit within the Monash Children’s Allied Health Team, providing specialised services to infant, paediatric and adolescent patients and their families. Social work services are provided in inpatient settings including Paediatric ICU, Children’s Cancer Centre, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; in ambulatory care services such as the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and via state-wide services such as the Paediatric Palliative Care Program and the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service.

This Social Work role is integral to the Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Department as well as the Adolescent team. The position primarily involves supporting children and families with diabetes, other endocrine conditions, and adolescent eating disorders, however may provide cover to other paediatric caseloads as required.

A bit about this role

As the Grade 2 Social Worker, you will collaborate with colleagues across the acute and community sectors to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice within the service. You will provide social work services within clinics, on inpatient wards and other areas as appropriate. You will have a good knowledge of resources and understanding of the assessment and intervention frameworks used to guide practice including the Children’s Youth and Families Act and appropriate referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and discharge planning. You will be skilled at supporting families adjusting to their child’s illness and able to provide grief and bereavement support as required. You will develop and maintain strong links with universities and your Monash Health social work colleagues and supervise students and other staff as required. You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner and will receive regular supervision from highly experienced social work supervisors with opportunities for ongoing professional development.

You will be required to participate in Social Work on-call after hours service across the Monash Hospital sites and may be expected to work across sites within Monash Health as required.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Minimum 2 years clinical social work experience

  • A relevant social work qualification

  • Eligible for AASW membership

  • Experience preferably in an acute health care setting and/or with children and families

What we offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills

  • mentorship and career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to subsidised onsite subsidised staff car parking, uniform and a generous Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

This as a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience in a state of the art facility.


The role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital which is a purpose built facility in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, adjacent to Monash Medical Centre. Travel may be required to other Monash Health locations.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services at recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Paediatric Social Worker, Gr 2

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Sue Lamont - 0413109606

Paediatric Social Worker, Gr 2