Social Worker

Job posted: 08/04/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: The Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 25835

Reference: 25835

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Maternity Team Social Worker parental leave cover role available for 12 months
  • Choose 40 hours with a monthly ADO or a 9 day fortnight
  • Parkville location with multiple public transport options
  • $88,467 - $101,691 base + salary packaging + super + 5 weeks annual leave

About Social Work

Social Work at the Women’s aims to improve the health and well-being of women and babies attending the Women’s. Social Work embraces a view of women's health that is holistic and considers women’s social, physical, emotional and cultural well-being. Our social workers offer support to women through their maternity, neonatal, gynaecological and oncology experiences and provide advocacy, counselling, support and information for women in response to health and social needs.

About the role

This position provides an experienced Grade 2 Social Worker with unique opportunities to further develop their skills in women's health with a specific focus on supporting maternity patients. You will provide holistic care to patients, including developing case plans, supporting adjustment to new diagnoses, undertaking risk assessments for vulnerable patients, discharge planning, liaising with other healthcare providers and managing a caseload.

A regular day will see you:

  • Provide a high quality evidence-based social work service to the patients of the Women’s, including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, short-term counselling, bereavement care, advocacy, community liaison and referral, case management and discharge planning
  • Ensure prompt assessment of newly referred patients
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of women and their families

About you

You will be someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to manage a demanding workload and effectively prioritise tasks, seeking guidance and support as appropriate.

To be successful in this role you'll bring with you:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Social Work 
  • Demonstrated theoretical understanding and an intersectional approach to your clinical practice in relation to working with victim/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and knowledge of working with complex trauma and the child protection system
  • Demonstrated knowledge in psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, short-term counselling, bereavement care, advocacy, community liaison and referral, case management and discharge planning
  • Experience in working effectively within a multidisciplinary team and ability to establish and maintain functional networks with a wide variety of health personnel and with other service providers.

Our benefits

On offer is a range of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted financial, lifestyle and health options, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Public transport options at our doorstep and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Onsite childcare centre and breastfeeding rooms
  • Mentoring, learning and career development opportunities
  • Five weeks annual leave and 17.5% leave loading

Inclusion and belonging

The Women’s celebrates, values and supports a diverse and inclusive environment which reflects our vibrant community.  We encourage applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  We also welcome anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, linguistically, culturally and/or gender diverse, people with disability, and people of any age to apply for our roles. We are committed to gender equity principles, and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women and family violence matters.  We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited.

Apply now!

If you feel this role is right for you we warmly invite you to apply, and encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, a Working with Children Check and three COVID-19 vaccinations, and may include a range of additional vaccinations including influenza, as required by the Department of Health.

Should you need assistance or require any adjustments or accommodations to fully participate in the application or interview process, you are welcome to reach out to the contact person listed.  We acknowledge that not all applicants will meet the full list of selection criteria outlined, and wherever possible we will consider applications where relevant experience can apply.

Social Worker

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dimitria Katsikis - (03) 9345 3076

Social Worker