Social Worker (Grade 1)

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Social Worker (Grade 1)


Job Description

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About 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

The Social Work Department is looking for an experienced Grade 1 social worker to join the team based on the Stroke and Neurosciences Unit at Monash Medical Centre.  This is a full-time, permanent role.  This role would involve working with patients who are suffering from neurological conditions or experiencing new or acute neurological changes. You will be working with patients from a diverse adult age group and offer support to patients and families around adjustment and complex social issues impacting on their recovery.  This role is predominately based at Monash Medical Centre but work across all sites may be required.  Hospital social work experience is desirable.

This clinical role provides 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.  It is a requirement of this role to participate in the Emergency Department and on-call rosters.

  • Deliver and drive Monash Health strategic intent to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence across Social Work and Allied Health.
  • Work closely with the Social Work Manager to provide streamlined services across all campuses and lead designated services/programs/portfolios.
  • Travel is required across Monash Health sites.

About You

You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible clinical practitioner with a good understanding of the treatment and psycho-social issues facing individuals with chronic illness and their families.  You will also have an understanding of the aged care sector, chronic health conditions and related services and referral pathways. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and hospital discharge planning. You ensure that high quality Social Work services that place the client at the centre of 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 and subacute settings.
  • Knowledge and experience working closely with inter-professional teams.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • COVID-19 vaccinations

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 – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

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.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

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