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Social Worker/care Coordinator

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Social worker/Care Coordinator

Integrated Services- Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

  • Temporary Full Time | 12 months

  • Working collaboratively in a team environment

  • Leading clinical excellence

Are you an experienced social worker looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the lives of your patients and their families?

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Integrated Services HARP and Chronic Rehabilitation is a service that targets people with chronic disease, aged and/or complex needs who frequently present to hospital or are at imminent risk of hospitalisation and could benefit from coordinated care. HARP provides short term support and intervention to maintain a person’s optimal independence in enabling them to better manage their condition/s in the community and reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

You are an experienced social worker with expertise in clinical risk assessments across areas, including family violence, which contribute to excellent patient care, community connections and the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions. You also provide emotional support and manage complex dynamics in the acuity of the community environment. You are a vital member of the care team.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced health environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in working in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Demonstrated understanding/experience in social work student supervision and/or teaching

  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to best practice guidelines in the care of clients with complex needs, mental health issues and/or homelessness

  • Experience in the management of patients with drug and alcohol issues and/or homelessness acquired brain injury and/or mental health issues

  • High level of skill demonstrated in clinical decision-making, in particular in problem identification and solution, analysis and interpretation of the changing health status of clients

  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake high risk community assessments and implement crisis interventions

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence

  • Australian Permanent Resident

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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