Social Worker

Job posted: 16/06/2021
Applications close: 12/08/2021 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Latrobe Regional Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Reference: 14877

Reference: 14877

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Social Worker 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grade 3 Social Worker to join the Social Work team at Latrobe Regional Hospital on a Full Time Ongoing basis.

Reporting to the Social Work Manager the successful applicant will play an important role in supporting our patients/clients with the psychosocial support required to cope with chronic or acute illness.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Manage a complex caseload, focusing on optimising psychosocial outcomes with a patient focused, discharge planning framework;

  • Provide Social Work clinical expertise and knowledge to guide Social Work staff and Social Work students.

  • Deputise for the Social Work Manager, as required.

  • Advocate for families and clients to resolve crises;

  • Supervise Social Work staff and Social Work students on placement.

  • Make appropriate referrals to community agencies to assist consumers in their recovery, including ensuring service efficacy; and

  • Accurately monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to reach measurable goals.

  • Participate in yearly Social Work Quality Assurance projects.

  • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings, advising on and promoting the Social Work professional perspective.

  • Demonstrate positive leadership in alignment with Latrobe Regional Hospital’s Shared Vision, Core Values and Strategic Direction.

  • A willingness to rotate through all nominated Social Work wards.

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW);

  • A minimum of 7 years Social Work practice knowledge;

  • The ability to demonstrate value based and positive leadership, in alignment with Latrobe Regional Hospital’s Shared Vision, Core Values and Strategic Direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex patient and client matters, their families and navigate complex service delivery models;

  • The ability to manage and appropriately prioritise a complex clinical caseload within sound psycho-social frameworks.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision to Social Work staff and Social Work students.

  • Significant experience of working with issues associated with disability, health and wellness and a demonstrated ability to provide timely intervention on the impact of these illnesses on our patients, clients and their families;

  • Commitment to advocating for and being sensitive to issues pertaining to an array of clients from varied cultural and diverse backgrounds;

  • A significant knowledge of Social Work Theory to practice with a demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health, crisis intervention, loss and grief recovery focused care; and

  • A commintment to patients centred care, working together within a multi-discpiliary team.

LRH offers an environment where passionate people thrive. If you are eager to broaden your experience and skills base, enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment with a rewarding career in health care, please submit your application.

For further information about this position please contact Michelle Butler, Social Work Manager on telephone (03) 5173 8383.

Why work for LRH?

A leading Gippsland employer, Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne. We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people.Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

We offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team

  • High quality patient care

  • A collaborative and innovative working environment

  • Modern Facilities

  • Electronic Medical Records

Our unique difference:

  • Regional lifestyle opportunities

  • Access to excellent schools, health and transport services

  • Generous salary packaging benefits, paid parental leave and flexible working conditions

  • Expanding specialist services with future redevelopments & expansions

Our commitment to you:

LRH is recognized as a leading learning hospital providing ongoing career opportunities.  We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training.

Now is an exciting time to join our team with significant growth on the horizon.

Diversity and Inclusion

At LRH we value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexuality.

At LRH we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8653.

We at LRH strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture team via email at peoplecultureadmin@lrh.com.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Social Worker

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MICHELLE BUTLER - (03) 5173 8383

Social Worker