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Social Worker (Grade 2)

Bendigo Health Care Group - West Bendigo, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Title: Social Worker 
Psychiatry Adult Acute Unit
Grade 2 Year 1 - Grade 2 Year 4
Up to 80 hours per fortnight
Fixed term


Bendigo Health is the leading healthcare provider in regional Victoria with more than 4500 staff that provide health care services to a population of over 306,000 people across the Loddon Mallee Region. Bendigo Health offers you a brand new facility, continued professional development, the opportunity to work within an organisation committed to continuous improvement and upholding our inclusive cultural values whilst embodyng our vision "Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time." in our everyday responsibilities


The Clinical Operations Division encompasses acute and mental health services with a focus on excellent care, every person, every time. We provide a wide range of general medical, surgical and speciality services including oncology, cardiology, renal, emergency, women’s and children’s, critical care, specialist clinics and mental health services.

The Mental Health Service is a complex service that provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides services to patients from birth to 17 years, the Youth Team covers ages 18 to 24 years, Adult Services cover patients from 25 to 64 years and the Older Person’s Service manages those individuals over 65 years old.


Bendigo Health’s Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Unit provides intensive therapeutic treatment during an acute phase of mental illness for persons 16 - 64 years. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team, and patients are supported to find ways to manage their illness, and identify triggers and coping strategies that assist them in their recovery. 


The Social Worker functions to strengthen and enhance the contribution of discipline specific skills, resources and experience available to patients of the service, their carers and other involved services and parties.

Some of your responsibilites will include:

  • Address the issues of support for patients of the service, and their carers and service providers, with social work services aimed towards assisting them to function in the least restrictive environment

  • Maintain current knowledge of community services/resources that can assist patients and families

  • Carry out comprehensive psychosocial assessments of patients and the family on initial referral

  • Examine any “at risk” factors and make appropriate social work intervention


Bendigo Health is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Salary Packaging 

  • Staff health and wellbeing program

  • Employee assistance program

  • Social club

  • Smoke free environment

For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

West Bendigo, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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