Social Worker (Grade 2) - Orygen Specialist Program Inpatient Unit

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 24/08/2022 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 64683

Reference: 64683

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Social Worker (Grade 2) - Inpatient Unit
Orygen Specialist Program


  • Ongoing full-time role with flexibility and work-life balance

  • Located at Footscray Hospital

  • Research, training and career progression

  • Exciting opportunity for an early career social work role in our expanding acute youth inpatient service

Your new team

  • Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 and their families/carers in Melbourne's northwest and western suburbs.

  • Our Inpatient Unit includes a 16-bed low dependency area and a 6-bed targeted specialised service delivery area for youth with complex mental and psychosocial needs.

Your new role:

  • Provide Social Work specific interventions within the IPU while providing a discipline specific lens to the multidisciplinary team

  • Provide comprehensive clinical acute mental health care to young people and families/carers of the Orygen Inpatient Unit.

  • Provide key interventions including psychosocial assessment, family-based interventions, group interventions and advocacy.

  • Demonstrate high standards of clinical care that are responsive to the young person’s developmental stage

  • Provide inclusive and sensitive practice to young people and their families/carers from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTQIA backgrounds

 About You:

  • Social work qualifications and AHPRA accreditation (desirable)

  • Demonstrated experience in case management and provision of acute care with young people from a range of backgrounds and diagnoses

  • Highly capapable of risk assessment, mental state assessment, psychoeducation related to illness, care coordination, and partnering with young people and families/carers

  • Knowledge of mental health system of care, the common mental health and substance use issues faced by young people

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • Join us during this inspiring time of growth and transformation - career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team

  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.
For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Social Worker (Grade 2) - Orygen Specialist Program Inpatient Unit

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Social Worker (Grade 2) - Orygen Specialist Program Inpatient Unit