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Social Worker – Mental Health


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Social Worker – Mental Health
Permanent Part-time (0.6 FTE) & Casual Opportunity

Greenslopes Private Hospital (GPH) is seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Social Worker to join our team within a growing and successful private hospital.

About the Role

The role will primarily see you working in the mental health unit at GPH. The Keith Payne Unit (KPU) comprises of a 30-bed Inpatient Ward, Day Centre and Outpatient Clinic that is committed to the health care of the veteran community. We are seeking a Social Worker with suitable mental health experience to work three days per week. The position requires effective social work skills, applied to assist referred patients and their families/carers, through individual therapy and group facilitation.

The role also provides an opportunity to work across other clinical areas of the hospital, including the acute wards and the pain management program. The role will appeal to someone who is seeking to be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team in a private hospital setting.

About You

This role requires a dedicated clinician with experience in mental health assessment, evidence-based treatment, and recovery-oriented care for consumers and their families/carers. Counselling skills to support issues of grief, loss and adjustment to acute health conditions are also highly valued.     

Key Selection Criteria:

Bachelor of Social Work degree and a commitment to continuing professional development

Minimum two years clinical experience in mental health and/or acute hospital setting

Clinical skills and experience in providing evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol and other substances, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as support with psychosocial stressors and other health conditions, such as chronic pain

Group facilitation experience for the development of communication and relationship skills, following best practice guidelines

Demonstrated practical skills in discharge planning, care co-ordination, case conferences and community referral

Previous experience working effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients and customers

Accurate and timely completion of administration and documentation requirements

Desirable Criteria:

  • Membership of relevant professional association (AASW) and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)
  • Post-graduate qualification
  • Specialised knowledge of the needs of the veteran community and mental health legislation

About the Organisation

Greenslopes Private Hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care, a global operator of private hospitals and primary care clinics with 73 Australian sites employing over 30,000 people. Ramsay focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety, being an employer of choice, and operating its business according to The Ramsay Way philosophy: "People Caring for People".

Greenslopes Private Hospital is Australia’s leading private teaching hospital, owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care, and located just 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. As a world-class tertiary medical facility, we have some of Queensland’s finest specialists working with us to offer the latest treatments and first-class service to our patients. The hospital employs 2,500 staff, contains 32 specialty units, and has 18 operating theatres.

How to Apply

All applications must be lodged online via this link Ramsay Careers Details - Social Worker Applications should include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your CV and 2 current work-related referees.

Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority.  Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Marie Duffy, Allied Health Manager, on (07) 3394 7267.

Applications Close: Sunday 10 July 2022

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