Social Worker Grade 2

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 19056

Reference: 19056

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

About the role

As a Grade 2 Social Worker, working in the Geriatric Evaluation Program (GEM)  you will be responsible  for providing comprehensive Social Work input and best practice patient centred care, with the aim of: improving patient outcomes, achieving maximal operational effectiveness and facilitating sustainable discharge plans for patients admitted to this program.

  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be part of our dynamic and innovative team, who is always willing to share knowledge and peer support.  
  • Regular department in-services and external professional development opportunities
  • Access study leave for higher education

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the smooth transition of clients through the health care system, liaising with relevant staff and community agencies to ensure continuity of care for individual patients / clients and their families
  • Participate and fulfil requirements of allied health and discipline specific orientation, induction, mentorship, supervision and performance management programs
  • Provide patients with additional support to improve psychological and social functioning
  • Ensure each patients social, emotional and cultural needs are met
  • Minimise the negative impacts of illness and hospitalisation on patients

Skills and experience

  • Eligibility for practising membership of Australian Association Social Workers Membership (must have a bachelor or qualifying master’s degree)
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, evaluate and modify own performance through reflective practice

Culture & Benefits
At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

About Grampians Health
Grampians Health provides healthcare to a large region at our campuses based in Ballarat, Dimboola, Edenhope, Horsham and Stawell.

Our mission is to deliver sustainable healthcare tailored to evolving community and workforce needs. We strive to enhance services and careers, providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Joining Grampians Health means being part of a diverse team, with a variety of career opportunities in acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care and support services.

Ballarat Region
Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply
Click APPLY or contact Wendee Lovel, Deputy Manager of Social Work on 0439 015 736 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Social Worker Grade 2

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Wendee Lovel - 0439015736

Social Worker Grade 2