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April

Social Worker Grade 2

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.



  • Temporary position

  • 0.8 EFT / 4 days per week

  • Casey and Dandenong Hospitals


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


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


The position is a temporary part-time (4 days per week) position based across Casey and Dandenong Hospitals until March 2022.


Casey Hospital has expanded to provide the residents of Casey and Cardinia with access to quality critical healthcare closer to home. The expanded facilities increase the specialties and complexity of services provided, with an Intensive Care Unit and General Medicine Wards being commissioned, in addition to increased capacity in the Emergency Department, Haemodialysis and Outpatients. We are now looking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to a part time, permanent Grade 2 Social Work position in the adult wards.


Dandenong Hospital currently provides acute medical and surgical services along with Women’s and Children’s, Emergency Department and Intensive Care. Bed-based service delivery includes rosters servicing the emergency department, women’s and children’s wards and on-call programs.


About You


You are a dynamic Allied Health professional who is passionate about making appositive contribution to the health of your patients. Described as enthusiastic and motivated to perform at your best every day, you demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


The work provides an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from diverse backgrounds, across a range of diagnostic groups, using skills in psychosocial and risk assessment, development of patient-centred care planning, decision-making and discharge planning.


You will be a member of a dynamic team with the opportunity to work in a setting assisting adult patient cohorts from general medicine, general surgery, emergency department and other specialty areas as required. The focus is on psychosocial assessments, complex discharge planning and family support. Experience in a hospital or other health setting is preferred.


You can also demonstrate:



  • Your dedication to safe best practice and quality care

  • An unwavering commitment to delivering patient centred care

  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to your work, compassion and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team

  • Motivation to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence


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.


All candidates require Australian working rights.


What we offer:



  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base

  • Avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills

  • Mentorship and career guidance

  • Support to attend relevant forums and 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 a generous Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


This as a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience in a state of the art facility.


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.


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.


If you have any questions regarding these opportunities please contact Carol Quayle on 8768 1384


Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – email applications will not be considered. 

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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