Position Details
Reference Number 44145
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 3)
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Social work
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • Position available from 1st February 2021

Do you have experience in conducting comprehensive psycho-social assessments and formulating complex discharge plans?

Do you want to lead a team of social workers working in the hospital setting?

Are you looking for an opportunity to work across a diverse patient population?

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 Social Work Department

The Social Work Departments provide Social Work services across acute and sub-acute inpatient wards (some differences across sites) in a range of areas including general medicine, general surgery, Women’s and Children’s, Emergency, Intensive Care, GEM and Rehabilitation. A weekend service and weekend on call service is also provided to the acute wards across the bed-based sites

About the Role

Monash Health Social Work Department is looking for an experienced Grade 3 social worker with high level experience in the adult sub-acute setting to join the team. The position is a permanent full-time position based at the Kingston Centre

The purpose of the Team Leader position in Social Work is to provide leadership and supervision in a professional, high quality, patient and family focussed approach. You will providing leadership and clinical care primarily across the sub-acute stream in both Rehabilitation and GEM (Geriatric Evaluation & Management).

The role requires you to have high level clinical skills working with patients with a variety of complex health and rehabilitation needs requiring expert clinical leadership that ensures safe, high quality Social Work service delivery. You will have competency in risk assessments, care planning, decision-making and discharge planning as well as liaison with internal and external key stakeholders including statutory services and senior hospital staff.

You will be a member of a dynamic team applying evidence based, informed, client centred care within a multi-disciplinary setting.

What You Need:

  • 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.
  • Written evidence of eligibility for AASW membership for overseas qualifications is required.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience as a qualified Social Worker
  • Relevant clinical and leadership experience in the provision of Social Work, preferably in health care, with supervisory and service co-ordination experience
  • Current Working With Children’s (WWCC) check

What we offer:

  • access to a range of professional development opportunities and encourages participation in quality and research activities
  • access to profession specific, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities
  • We offer salary packaging.

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.

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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Selection Criteria An AASW accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers • Eligibility for current AASW CPE accreditation • A current Victorian Drivers Licence • Working with Children’s Check

Relevant clinical and leadership experience in the provision of Social Work, preferably in health care, with supervisory and service co-ordination experience

Demonstrated professional competencies in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, clinical reasoning, and formulating targeted treatment plans/interventions with achievable goals for clients

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, constructively and co-operatively within multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and Social Work teams and across settings
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Bridie Egan Social Work Manager 0455 282 904
Advertising Closing 07/12/2020
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
Social work Grade 3 PD Grade 3 Generic PD October 2020.pdf
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