Senior Social Worker - Oncology in the Home

Job posted: 16/05/2022
Applications close: 15/07/2022 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 26931

Reference: 26931

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Social Worker - Oncology in the Home

  • Grade 3

  • Permanent, Part Time - 60.80 hours per fortnight

  • Box Hill Hospital & Maroondah Hospital locations

  • Leadership opportunity!

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care and community health services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity has been developed for an enthusiastic and motivated Grade 3 Social Worker who is keen to work within a dynamic and growing team that promotes best practice and great patient outcomes in all clinical areas.

This position is responsible for providing social work services within the expanding Oncology in the Home Program. Additionally, this role requires supportive care screening and planning for patients who are currently being treated in the Day Oncology Medical Unit as they transition to Oncology in the Home. The senior social worker will also be expected to support the Nurse Unit Manager, in providing allied health leadership and assisting in the introduction and development of allied health specific workflows and models of care. 

The senior social worker will demonstrate advanced skills in psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, complex discharge planning and social work interventions promoting optimum patient outcomes, best practice standards and clinical excellence. This position will also deliver professional support, supervision and multidisciplinary leadership and will be regarded as an essential member of the broader nursing and medical team.

You will be part of a supportive environment that ensures structured supervision, professional development opportunities and engagement in research and quality activities.  With a ‘can do’ attitude, flexibility, resilience, and excellent interpersonal skills, you will be a valued member of the Eastern Health team.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Providing a high quality clinical social work service to patients at Eastern Health

  • Providing leadership within a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work environment

  • The supervision and support of social work staff and students

  • Liaising with social work and allied health management teams

  • Undertaking quality projects 

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

  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

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 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.**

Senior Social Worker - Oncology in the Home

Job type:

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Anne-Maree Pinder - (03) 9871 3197
Jackie Orwin - (04) 2310 0546

Senior Social Worker - Oncology in the Home