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May

Social Worker (Grade 2)

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 47695

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 that supports the delivery of clinical care.


Social Work Services


The Social Work team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Social Work services for clients across the lifespan in the inpatient and outpatient setting.


About the Role


Clayton Social Work Department is looking for an experienced Grade 2 social worker to join the team working in the Palliative Care Unit at McCulloch House at Monash Medical Centre. This part-time (0.6 EFT or 22.8 hours per week), permanent role, is part of a flexible team who collaborate to provide a holistic approach to service delivery in a palliative care setting. This clinical role provides an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds as well as completing complex psycho-social assessments and providing specialist bereavement, counselling and end-of-life care. This role professionally and operationally is managed by the Social Work Department and is located within the bed-based team with a focus and specialisation in palliative care and requires participation in the Emergency Department and on-call rosters. Located at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, travel is also required across other Monash Health sites.


About You


You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, have a good understanding of the palliative care field and referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and hospital discharge planning. You are innovative and dynamic in the field of Social Work and you ensure that high quality Social Work services that place the client at the centre are provided. Education, quality improvement and evidence based practices will be your key drivers. Due to your proven clinical experience, you will bring knowledge of healthcare reforms and initiatives and challenges that public healthcare is facing now and in the future.


What you need


  • You must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education

  • Proven experience in providing social work in acute and palliative care settings.

  • Knowledge and experience working closely with an inter-professional teams.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

  • Current Working with Children’s Check


What’s in it for you?


  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.

  • Work closely with the Manager and leverage off their expertise to progress your career with us.

  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.

  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.


How to Apply


Applications need to address the Key Selection Criteria (person specification) obtainable from the Position Description and must include at least 2 professional referees.


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 only. Email applications will not be considered.


Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries contact Recruitment Services on 9265 2776.


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); and

  • proof of immunisation.


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.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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