Social Worker (Grade 1)

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Social Worker (Grade 1)

Job Description

About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical care.

Social Work Services

The Social Work team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Social Work services for clients across the lifespan in the inpatient and outpatient setting.   

About the Role

Clayton Social Work Department is looking for experienced Grade 1 social workers to join the team working across clinical areas such as gastro surgery, gastro medicine, haematology, infectious diseases, general surgery, vascular, ENT and general medicine at Monash Medical Centre. These full-time, permanent roles, are part of a flexible team who collaborate to provide a holistic approach to service delivery. These clinical roles provide an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds as well as completing complex psycho-social assessments and development of patient centred care plans. These roles are located within the bed-based teams and require participation in the Emergency Department and on-call rosters.  Located at MMC in Clayton, travel is also required across other Monash Health sites.

About You

You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, have a good understanding of referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and hospital discharge planning. You are innovative and dynamic in the field of Social Work and you ensure that high quality Social Work services that place the client at the centre are provided. Education, quality improvement and evidence based practices will be your key drivers. Due to your proven clinical experience, you will bring knowledge of healthcare reforms and initiatives and challenges that public healthcare is facing now and in the future. What you need:

  • You must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education
  • Proven experience in providing social work in acute settings
  • Knowledge and experience working closely with an inter-professional teams
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Current Working with Children’s Check

What’s in it for you?

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Manager and leverage off their expertise to progress your career with us.
  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.
  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.

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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email –

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.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

To view the full position description and to apply now, click here!

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