Social Worker

Job posted: 19/03/2020
Applications close: 08/04/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 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: 21155

Reference: 21155

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Social Worker

  • Full Time Position

  • Ongoing Career development and support provided

  • Grade 2, South Ward, Peter James Centre

For external candidates the position will intially be 12 months in South Ward to cover a temporary vacancy, with an ongoing role to be offered in a vacant clinical role in the Mental Health Program beyond that time.

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 statewide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

  • South Ward is an acute mental health inpatient unit for people aged over 65 years with a dedicated team of medical and allied health staff.

  • As the Grade 2 social worker you will have a comprenhesive understanding of mental illness and the impact on older people.

  • You will provide support and supervision to the Grade 1 social worker and have the opportunityto supervise social work students.

  • Successful applicants for this position may also have an opportunity for ongoing employment within the mental health program.

About you 

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Recognised Tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014

  •  Understanding of the needs of persons over 18 years of age experiencing a mental illness and awareness of the relevant provisions of the Mental Health Act 2014.

  • Knowledge of psychiatric illness/disorder and demonstrated interest in working in the mental health field.

  • Current Victorian drivers license

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

What we offer

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

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

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

Social Worker

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CANDICE STORME - (03) 8804 9912
Cindy Hoffman - (03) 8804 9912

Social Worker