Social Worker Grade 2

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 25/08/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 15509

Reference: 15509

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

  • 2 Social Work Grade 2 opportunities: Full-time ongoing & Full time Fixed-Term Social Work Grade 2 (12 months)

  • Based at Fairfield

  • Investment in a career for life - future on-going Social Work opportunities are in development 

  • Diverse and supportive environments

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with mental illness and offending issues. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills, conduct research and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield, just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne city centre. Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136-bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care programs. It includes a dedicated women’s unit.

About the Role:

Plays a key role in the multidisciplinary team and has responsbility engaging consumers in social work interventions, including individual recovery, reducing recidivism, family work, NDIS/disability access, advocacy and community transition.   


  • Engage consumers, carers/familiy and other stakeholders

  • Undertake social work assessment and interventions towards consumer recovery in a forensic mental health setting

  • Individual and group-based practice as part of a multidisplinary team

  • Effective liaison and coordination of external services   

About You:

  • Working knowledge and application of legislation, practice guidelines and passion for client-cented mental health care.

  • Keen to develop your Social Work practice at the interface between mental health and criminal justice systems.  

  • Enthusiastic and willing to bring your experience and skills.

What you need:

  • Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.

  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.

  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.

  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.

  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

 For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits 

 Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare.

 Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Social Worker Grade 2

Job type:

Not provided

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Grant Burkitt - (04) 6652 7493
Dr Shelley Turner - (__) 9495 9100

Social Worker Grade 2