Senior Social Worker - Mental Health

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 31/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 30085

Reference: 30085

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Be part of something new and create a supportive culture from the beginning
• Join a team with a strong emphasis on recovery oriented care in the community
• Social Worker - Grade 3 or Grade 2 applicants welcome. Classification will be determined based on experience
• Opportunity to provide discipline specific interventions
• 7 day rotating roster (0830-1700 hrs) in Frankston.

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Intensive Recovery Team will provide assertive outreach and multidisciplinary, evidenced based interventions to clients with severe and enduring mental illness and complex comorbidities living in the community that are at risk of reoccurring acute episodes, functional decline and associated hospital admissions without more assertive, intense and therapeutic interventions.

As the Social Worker, you will be a pivotal role in the multidisciplinary team, delivering intensive therapeutic interventions for adult clients of the community mental health service identified as being at risk of recurring acute episodes and associated hospital admissions without more intensive therapeutic interventions. You will have the opportunity to provide recovery oriented care through an assertive outreach model to a small number of clients living in the community and additionally deliver discipline specific interventions, including family work, to identified clients of the Intensive Recovery Team requiring Social Worker input.

In addition to this, those seeking a Senior Social Work position will be expected to demonstrate clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary team, display strong discipline specific skills, participate in quality initiatives, contribute to service development, and provide clinical supervision and potentially occasional cover for the Team Manager.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Approved degree in social work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
• Experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care
• Ability to engage a diverse range of clients, experience in family work and an strong understanding of community resources
• Applicants seeking a Senior Social Work position must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a mental health setting, advanced clinical skills and demonstrated leadership skills
• A current Victorian Drivers Licence

What Next

Apply Now!

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Senior Social Worker - Mental Health

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Belinda Dunsmore (Nursing Recruitment) - 97848509

Senior Social Worker - Mental Health