Senior Social Worker

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 46709

Reference: 46709

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

We're looking for an enthusiastic Grade 3 Social Worker who demonstrates high level open and effective communication, can lead and promote effective teamwork, deliver high quality person centred interprofessional care, and exhibits ethical and professional responsibility.


This role is suited to an experienced social worker who can demonstrate a high level of specialised clinical knowledge and capability to provide professional supervision and clinical leadership to a small social work team.  This role contributes to professional and service development, leads research and quality activities, supports the clinical education program, and holds responsibility for data reporting and analysis.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • have a minimum 7 years clinical social work experience preferably in a hospital setting
  • exhibit sound leadership skills, experience and behaviour, in addition to highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • demonstrate extensive, evidence based specialist knowledge, clinical reasoning and competencies, to lead and enhance patient care in area of practice
  • are able to lead service development and evaluation through quality improvement activities or research projects where appropriate

provide high quality clinical supervision to staff and students as required, that encompasses performance development planning and performance management as relevant.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Senior Social Worker

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Fiona Holland - 0435961555
Benjamin Orams - 0466534386

Senior Social Worker