Social Worker Grade 2 Oncology

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 10/03/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 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: 45207

Reference: 45207

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Grade 2 Social Worker, Monash Children’s Hospital

1.0 EFT, temporary parental leave replacement until April 2022

  • Unique opportunity to work in social work at Monash Children’s Hospital

  • Specialising in Monash Children’s oncology caseload

  • Very supportive friendly team 

About Monash Health

Monash Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated children’s health services, with more than 30 specialist services and programs. We have Victoria’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provide leading paediatric services in many areas including Paediatric Intensive Care, Rehabilitation & Oncology.

This Social Work role is based within the Monash Children’s Allied Health department providing specialised services to the oncology population. This is a parental leave replacement position, available until April 2022.

A bit about the role

As the paediatric Grade 2 Social Worker at Monash Children’s Hospital you will collaborate with colleagues across the paediatric acute, subacute and community sectors to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice within the service. You will provide social work services to oncology patients in a variety of settings. You will have a good knowledge of resources and have a good understanding of the assessment and intervention frameworks used to guide practice including the Children’s Youth and Families Act and appropriate referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and discharge planning. You will develop and maintain strong links your Monash Health social work colleagues. You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner and will receive regular supervision from highly experienced social work supervisors.

You will be required to participate in the after-hours on call and within hours Emergency Department rosters at Monash Health and be expected to work across sites within Monash Health as required.

What we’re looking for in you

    • A relevant social work qualification

    • Eligible for AASW membership

    • Minimum 2 years’ social work experience preferably in an acute health care setting and/or with children and families

  • Desirable – experience in oncology, experience working with Child Protection

 Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team of social workers working in a supportive and flexible allied health department with close links to our community and adult colleagues.  We support career progression and professional development, with opportunities to grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as Grade 2 Social Worker and paid according to award rates with post graduate qualification allowance as applicable.

Salary packaging is available.


The role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital which is a recently purpose built facility adjacent to Monash Medical Centre. Travel may be required to other Monash Health locations.

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.
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
• reference checks;
• a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
• a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
• proof of immunisation.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee 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 Oncology

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Suzanne Lamont - 0413109606

Social Worker Grade 2 Oncology