Social Worker Grade 3

Job posted: 11/06/2020
Applications close: 08/11/2020 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 21486

Reference: 21486

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Clinician Social worker

Integrated Services | Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

  • Permanent Full Time

  • Mon-Fri

  • Grade 3


Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

 The Integrated Services- Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP):

  • Aims to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions by working with those clients at risk of, or already experiencing frequent emergency presentations or hospital admissions.

  • Targets people with chronic disease, aged and/or complex needs that frequently use hospitals or are at imminent risk of hospitalisation and could benefit from coordinated care.

  • Works in collaboration with other acute, community, aged care and specialist services to provide alternative interventions to hospital admission where appropriate.

  • Is part of the Health Independence Programs to provide the continuum of care for patients from Acute to community.

A HARP client is a person with chronic disease and or complex needs, who is frequently presenting to hospital or at risk of doing do. This includes:

  • People with chronic Disease

  • Older people with complex needs;

  • People with complex psychosocial needs; 

The Integrated Services Team  is responsible for coordinating care and teaching self management Skills to complex and chronic disease patients to limit presentation to ED or hospital if avoidable. They will also provide short term case management for complex Psychosocial issues identified in this group of patients.

This role is the professional oversight of the discipline within the  Integrated Services - Hospital Admission Risk Program in Eastern Health. The Grade 3 Senior Social Work Clinician is required to provide high quality care to clients and families through the autonomous use of expert clinical skills, highly effective communication and to provide professional clinical leadership to the Integrated Services Social work Team. You will demonstrate superior consolidated professional skills and knowledge in relevant area, a strong interest in quality improvement activities and research and the ability to develop allied health individuals and teams. You will work with other senior health professionals to guide the operational and professional performance of the  Team and ensure key performance indicators and targets are achieved. You will provide Professional and peer supervision to current social workers with assistance from the Director of Social work.

As part of the Integrated services  program, you will work closely with professionals from the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a holistic response to patients and to help achieve best outcomes  via support from a weekly case conference overseen by the clinical director within the program. This will support your development & career progression in the area of chronic and complex psychosocial work.

You will require strong skills in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, drawing on your clinical reasoning to formulate effective and individualised plans and interventions for patients, and must have a comprehensive understanding of relevant social work theory and its relationship to clinical practice. The role requires you to have highly developed interpersonal and assessment skills. A background in mental health will be highly regarded.

About you 

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Driver’s license

  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Post Graduate qualifications in Social worker or working towards

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skill  

  • Passionate about helping vulnerable clients

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

Social Worker Grade 3

Job type:

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USHA NAIDOO - (04) 6662 4976
Anna Fergusen - (04) 1127 5797

Social Worker Grade 3