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Social Worker

Latrobe Regional Hospital - Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with ease of access to Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency, critical care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, dialysis, aged care, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, a large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is also the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grade 2 Social Worker to join the Social Work team at Latrobe Regional Hospital on a Full Time Ongoing basis.

Reporting to the Social Work Manager the successful applicant will play an important role in supporting our patients/clients with the psychosocial support required to cope with chronic or acute illness.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Focus on optimising psychosocial outcomes with a patient focused, discharge planning framework;

  • Advocate for families and clients to resolve crises;

  • Make appropriate referrals to community resources to assist consumers in their recovery, including ensure service efficacy; and

  • Accurately monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to reach measurable goals.

  • Supervise Social Work students on placement.

  • Participate in yearly Social Work Quality Assurance projects.

  • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings advising on and promoting the Social Work professional perspective.

  • Demonstrate positive leadership in alignment with Latrobe Regional Hospital’s Shared Vision, Core Values and Strategic Direction.

  • A willingness to rotate through all nominated Social Work wards.

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW);

  • A minimum of 2 years and preferably 5 years Social Work practice knowledge;

  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex patient and client matters, their families and navigate complex service delivery models.

  • Significant experience of working with issues associated with disability, health and wellness and a demonstrated ability to provide timely intervention on the impact of these illnesses on our patients, clients and their families;

  • Commitment to advocating for and being sensitive to issues pertaining to an array of clients from varied cultural backgrounds;

  • A significant knowledge of Social Work Theory to practice with a demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health, crisis intervention, loss and grief recovery focused care; and

  • The ability to manage and appropriately prioritise a complex clinical caseload.

LRH offers an environment where passionate people thrive. If you are eager to broaden your experience and skills base, enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment with a rewarding career in health care, please submit your application.

For further information about this position please contact Michelle Butler, Social Work Manager on telephone (03) 5173 8383.

Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Latrobe Regional Hospital is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We recognise and value inclusion and diversity and encourage all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.

LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants on (03) 5173 8831.

*LRH reserves the right to appoint prior to the application close date*

Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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