Position Details
Reference Number 39420
Position Title Social Worker Grade 2
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Ward E
Location Casey Hospital
Position Summary

Job Title:  Social Worker Grade 2 (Casey Mental Health Unit)

  • Professional support and development opportunities
  • Supportive allied health team
  • Be part of the transformation in how social work performs within our mental health service

About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

About the Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million.  It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

About the Role

The Social Work role will provide direct clinical expertise to the bed based service at Casey.  The role be expected to screen all consumers admitted to the unit and assess for any psychosocial issues that would impact upon their safety or the safety of others, their recovery journey and successful return to the community.  

About you

We are seeking an experienced social worker to provide clinical social work input into the recovery journey for consumers who are admitted to the Casey Mental Health Unit.  We require someone with good communications skills who is able to work well with consumers and their families within the multidisciplinary team.  It is an exciting opportunity as social work within our bed based services goes through a process of change.      

The role provides an opportunity to develop your social work skills and to provide expert interventions on a range of issues ranging from providing information and support around psycho-social issues, assessing the needs and working towards the person successfully returning to the community, facilitating family meetings and running therapeutic groups.

What you need

  • Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a qualifying Masters of Social Worker
  • Current registrations with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)
  • Mental health experience

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 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.

Selection Criteria mental health experience
Contact Person
Renata Linklater Nurse Manager 0387681636
Advertising Closing 27/08/2019
Position Documents
Grade 2 SW PD SW Grade 2 PD Aug 2019.doc
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