Position Details
Reference Number 47965
Position Title Social Worker Grade 1
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Casey Adult Mental Health
Location Cardinia Community Health Service - Pakenham
Position Summary
  • Social Worker Grade 1 Community Mental Health
  • Permanent, Part-time (0.8 EFT/ 60.8 hours per fortnight)
  • Pakenham Location

Interested in a unique and exciting Social Worker role with Victoria’s largest healthcare network?
Would you like to work with a progressive, supportive Social work department and make a real difference with the patients and families you work with?
Would you like to have the opportunity to work within a Community Mental Health team?

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

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.

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 18000 staff.

The Pakenham Community Mental Health Team provides an effective and comprehensive service to the Monash Adult Mental Health Program. Working within a multi-disciplinary team we provide treatment and support to individuals experiencing complex mental health problems. We strive to deliver high quality recovery-focused client care.  Our aim is to promote self-efficacy and independence, and social inclusion with all the individuals we support.

About the Role

The Social Worker Grade 1 Mental Health Clinician position is a permanent part time (0.8EFT/4 days per week) entry level position designed to provide a supported introduction to Social work within the Adult Mental Health Service. This clinician will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing high quality assessment, intervention and consultation. The Grade 1 clinician will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of assessment and intervention skills in community settings plus discipline specific assessments. The incumbent will be supported in their learning through education, supervision and through working in partnership with more experienced clinicians.

The Grade 1 clinician will actively facilitate groups, and provide care coordination and liaison with family/support systems. Case-loads will be graded and matched to the growing expertise of the Grade 1 clinician.

The role will suit a Social worker who is well organised and resourceful with demonstrated skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and treatment planning.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, the Mental Health sector and referral networks.  Previous Mental Health experience is essential and applicants must address the key selection criteria.

What You Need:

  • A recent qualification to Bachelor or qualifying Masters level in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant discipline professional body AASW

What Monash Offers:

  • Genuine career opportunity to influence and shape the role of a Social Worker within the team
  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team
  • Satisfaction derived from leading and embedding change to enhance the clinical education offered to psychology staff and post-graduate students.
  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • Mentorship & career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • A supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.

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 A recent qualification to Bachelor or qualifying Masters level in Social Work

Eligibility for membership of relevant discipline professional body AASW

Post Graduate work experience in Mental Health
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Kelly Isle Manager 0405494156
Advertising Closing 25/06/2021
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