Position Details
Reference Number 43082
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 1)
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Social work
Location Kingston Centre, Cheltenham Vic, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Social Worker- Grade 1
  • Permanent Full-time

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

About the Role

The Social Work Department is looking for an experienced Grade 1 social worker to join the team working in the sub-acute setting. This position is a permanent full time position and is part of a flexible team who collaborate to provide a holistic approach to service delivery. This clinical role provides an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds as well completing complex psychosocial assessments and development of patient centred care plans. Sub-acute services offers specialty inpatient rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation and management, focusing on older people who have reduced functional independence.

You will be a member of a dynamic Social Work and Allied Health team working in a collaborative model of care across Monash Health. The position works closely with the internal and external stakeholders to provide care founded on current evidence-based practice for patients accessing care through the inpatient and community based setting.

Skills required include experience in:

  • Psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, patient and family sensitive model of care
  • Discharge planning for complex case loads
  • Team approach to managing risk and vulnerable people and their families

About You:

  • Experience working as a social worker, experience in health and working with multidisciplinary teams,
  • Demonstrated experience as an autonomous multidisciplinary health team,
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Experience with acute and chronic healthcare situations supporting vulnerable people demonstrate,
  • Utilisation of the multidisciplinary approach to vulnerable people living and accessing health services in a rapidly growing geographical location.

What you need:

  • Bachelor Social Work or Master Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Experience working in health setting
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current working with children’s check

In order to apply for this position, you must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education.

Monash Health offers:

  • access to a range of professional development opportunities and encourages participation in quality and research activities
  • comprehensive salary packaging and staff support program Provision of supervision in line with AASW standards

How to Apply

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.

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 only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on 9265 2776 or via email to recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Selection Criteria Holds an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the AASW

Experience within a health related field

Sound skills in organisation, time management, planning and priority setting

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
Contact Person
Bridie Egan Social work manager 0455282904
Advertising Closing 25/09/2020
Position Documents
Social work Grade 1 PD Grade 1 Generic PD October 2019.pdf
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