Social Worker Grade 2

Job posted: 15/05/2020
Applications close: 29/05/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 41992

Reference: 41992

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical care.

Social Work Services

The Social Work team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Social Work services for clients across the lifespan in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  

About the Role

The Social Work Department is looking for an experienced Grade 2 social worker to join the team working on the Medical Therapy Unit at Monash Medical Centre. This is a specialist role working with Thalassemia and Sickle Cell patients. This part-time, permanent role, is based on the Medical Therapy Unit three days per week and one day per week across gastrointestinal medicine and general medicine. This clinical role provides an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds as well as completing complex psycho-social assessments and development of patient centred care plans. It is a requirement of this role to participate in the Emergency Department and on-call rosters.

  • Deliver and drive Monash Health strategic intent to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence across Social Work and Allied Health.

  • Work closely with the Social Work Manager to provide streamlined services across all campuses and lead designated services/programs/portfolios.

  • Travel is required across Monash Health sites.

About You

You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, have a good understanding of the aged care sector, chronic health conditions such as Thalassemia and related services and referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and hospital discharge planning. You are innovative and dynamic in the field of Social Work and you ensure that high quality Social Work services that place the client at the centre are provided. Education, quality improvement and evidence based practices will be your key drivers. Due to your proven clinical experience, you will bring knowledge of healthcare reforms and initiatives and challenges that public healthcare is facing now and in the future.

What you need:

  • You must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education

  • Proven experience in providing social work in acute and subacute settings.

  • Knowledge and experience working closely with inter-professional teams.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

  • Current Working with Children’s Check

What’s in it for you:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.

  • Work closely with the Manager and leverage off their expertise to progress your career with us.

  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.

  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.

How to Apply

Applications need to address the Key Selection Criteria (person specification) obtainable from the Position Description and must include at least 2 referees.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. 

Social Worker Grade 2

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Michael Splawa-Neyman - 0407 169 458

Social Worker Grade 2