Social Worker (Grade 1) - Adult Mental Health

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Social Worker (Grade 1) - Adult Mental Health

Job Description

  • Pakenham location
  • Ongoing part-time
  • Free on-site parking

We are seeking the right candidate for a unique and exciting Social Worker role with Victoria’s largest healthcare network.

  • Would you like to work with a progressive, supportive Social work department and make a real difference with the patients and families you work with?
  • Would you like to have the opportunity to work within a Community Mental Health team?

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 18,000 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

The Pakenham Community Mental Health Team provides an effective and comprehensive service to the Monash Adult Mental Health Program. Working within a multi-disciplinary team we provide treatment and support to individuals experiencing complex mental health problems. We strive to deliver high quality recovery-focused client care.  Our aim is to promote self-efficacy and independence, and social inclusion with all the individuals we support.

About the Role

The Social Worker Grade 1 Mental Health Clinician position is a permanent part time (0.8EFT/4 days per week) entry level position designed to provide a supported introduction to Social work within the Adult Mental Health Service. This clinician will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing high quality assessment, intervention and consultation. The Grade 1 clinician will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of assessment and intervention skills in community settings plus discipline specific assessments. The incumbent will be supported in their learning through education, supervision and through working in partnership with more experienced clinicians.
The Grade 1 clinician will actively facilitate groups, and provide care coordination and liaison with family/support systems. Case-loads will be graded and matched to the growing expertise of the Grade 1 clinician.
The role will suit a Social worker who is well organised and resourceful with demonstrated skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and treatment planning.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, the Mental Health sector and referral networks.  Previous Mental Health experience is essential and applicants must address the key selection criteria.

What You Need:

  • A recent qualification to Bachelor or qualifying Masters level in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant discipline professional body AASW

What Monash Offers:

  • Genuine career opportunity to influence and shape the role of a Social Worker within the team
  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team
  • Satisfaction derived from leading and embedding change to enhance the clinical education offered to psychology staff and post-graduate students.
  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • Mentorship & career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • A supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.

Any queries, please contact: Kirsty Smith, Acting Manager, T: 0400231693

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