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Social Worker Grade 2 Fixed Term

Northern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Reference Number: 599: Social Worker Grade 2 Fixed Term
Employment Type: Fixed Term Part Time (PT)
Location: Northern Health (All Campuses)

About Northern Health

As an organisation we have a clear focus on how we service and partner with our community, including our strategy of helping the community stay well when at home. Our reputation of community minded, inclusive and progressive is matched to none.

Northern Health is located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs with projected growth the biggest in the state. With a booming, culturally rich and diverse community, and less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, Melbourne’s North is fast becoming the place to be!

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative Grade 2 Social Worker to join the Acute Social Work team at Northern Health. The role is primarily located at the Northern Health Epping campus and involves working predominantly with oncology patients, both inpatients and outpatients.

This role requires you to work closely with the other Gr 2 Social Worker on this ward to respond to Social Work referrals from our oncology, haematology and medical treating teams. The role also requires you to work closely and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team.

This is a fixed term (Maternity Leave) part time (45.60 hrs per fortnight) position.

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have

  • Highly developed interpersonal, practical negotiation, conflict resolution and communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills, yet be flexible, to enable you to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent and concise documentation skills.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work as a team player both within the multi-disciplinary team and the Acute Social Work team and be an excellent communicator who is comfortable engaging productively with staff at all levels of the health service.
  • Significant experience in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, intervention, discharge planning of patients within a hospital inpatient and outpatient setting including the ability to manage a complex caseload.
  • Experience and good working knowledge of relevant community resources and information for patients of the northern suburbs and surrounding rural areas, especially in relation to oncology and aged care services.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and dedication to ongoing Quality Improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete timely risk assessments and interventions for patients experiencing crisis, including a sound understanding of the appropriate legislation when required.

Next Steps . . .

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click on the 'Apply' button and follow the prompts. For further details please contact Anthea Elliott on 0417 303 190 or Tim Gauci on 0409 643 038.

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Why work at the Northern Health?

We offer a range of benefits to support and reward staff both personally and professionally, which includes:
  • Health and Wellbeing programs, including our ‘Thrive’ program
  • Flexibility in the workplace and extra leave options and support
  • An inclusive and culturally safe space
  • State of the art facilities and campus partnerships
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development through our ‘Learning Labs’
  • Access to salary packaging, EAP and our online library

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Work with us! Northern Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as applicants who are LGBTIQ+, who have different abilities, or are from culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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