Position Details
Reference Number 38538
Position Title Social Worker - Adult Mental Health
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Dandenong Adult Mental health Program
Location Dandenong Hospital
Position Summary

Social Worker Grade 2 - Dandenong Hospital Unit 1

About the Role

Grade 2 social worker Full time (80 hours per fortnight) role. Social work in mental health has a strong focus on the social context and social consequences of mental illness. Its purpose is to promote recovery, restore and maximise individual, family, and community wellbeing, to enhance development of each individual’s power and control over their lives, and to advance principles of social justice, which are fundamental to social work practice.

Intervention will occur at the interface between the individual and the environment and extend to the contexts of family, social networks, community, and the broader society.

  • A supportive learning environment should you wish to undertake further Post-Graduate studies
  • Avenues to further develop your Leadership and Project Management skills and expand your knowledge base with mentorship and career guidance
  • Support to attend Conferences and Courses
  • You will have access to resources to support you in this position, enabling you to further advance your leadership and management skills whilst representing role model nursing excellence and delivering an exceptional client care.

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 Us

Monash Health Dandenong Adult Acute Unit (Unit 1) is a 25 bed that provides short term acute treatment to people who have imminent intense mental health disorder that impact on their immediate functioning in the community or a less restrictive environment. We have a clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and not to mention, a highly skilled and motivated nursing team.

About You

You are a suitably qualified social worker with excellent working knowledge of mental health and psycho-social care. You are interested in delivering outstanding outcomes for our patients. You are also interested in quality improvement initiatives and will assist us to drive and deliver these.You love mental social work because you are passionate about therapeutically using yourself to support your patients’ unique journey to a life inspired by hope and potential. 

What you need:

  • Must be eligible for AASW membership
  • Valid Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Experience in Mental Health

What’s in it for you?

  • A supportive learning environment should you wish to undertake further Post-Graduate studies
  • Avenues to further develop your Leadership and Project Management skills and expand your knowledge base with mentorship and career guidance
  • Support to attend Conferences and Courses

In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.

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 be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Selection Criteria all criterias have to be met
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Kevin Vere Nurse Manager 0400981879
claire jones Acting Discipline senior social worker 0437066675
Advertising Closing 26/07/2019
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