Social Worker Grade 2 - Adult Inpatient Unit - Dandenong Hospital (Our Ref: 64861)

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Social Worker Grade 2 - Adult Inpatient Unit - Dandenong Hospital (Our Ref: 64861)

Job Description

Social Worker Grade 2 - Adult Inpatient Unit - Dandenong Hospital (Our Ref: 64861)

  • Working in Australia's largest public health service
  • Join a supportive, experienced team on a permanent ongoing part-time basis
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment with a collaborative team culture

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey

Unit 1, is an Adult Inpatient Unit comprised of 25 beds. The successful applicant is expected to provide specialist social work interventions and short term care coordination support to individuals who have presented to Unit 1.  The role is a senior position within Unit 1 supporting the advocacy, ongoing care and recovery of consumers in our care. Unit 1 provides contemporary, high-quality, interdisciplinary care and treatment services for consumers experiencing acute mental health conditions.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Grade 2 Social Worker for a permanent ongoing part-time role with shifts across Saturday & Sunday. 

A Day in the Life

The MDT provides targeted treatment and support to maximise individual recovery and return to a level of functioning that allows consumers to return to their home and family. As a senior member of staff, there will be an expectation to provide input to initiatives and building relationships with external stakeholders such as DHHS- Child Protection, Housing, Centrelink, Family Violence Services, Department of Justice programs & others.

The position provides primary and secondary consultation with the team and other relevant stakeholders regarding the mental health issues of consumers in the service. The position provides supervision to other Social Workers including graduates and students. This position is operationally and clinically accountable to the Unit 1 Nurse Manager and the Consultant Psychiatrist(s), whilst you will be professionally accountable to the Social Work Discipline Senior and/or other delegated profession lead.

To see first-hand what our team of Social Workers think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the following short video: and please check out our You Tube link below.

About You

You can provide discipline specific assessment and collaboration within a multidisciplinary team whilst supporting consumers and their families/carers. The busy role will require someone who is capable of working in a fast paced environment, able to triage competing demands and provide expert therapeutic interventions around complex psychosocial matters including family violence, child protection and sexual assault presentations.

This will also be combined with our daily work involved in supporting collaborating with the multi-disciplinary team within the units and ensuring that the rights of the individual are balanced with the needs of the service system. The Senior Social Worker is expected to provide a range of therapeutic interventions (both individual and group) and support consumers with complex psychosocial needs. This care should be provided meeting the set budgetary and KPI targets in concert with:

  • National Standards for Quality Healthcare Services Edition 2
  • The Victorian Mental Health & Wellbeing Act 2022
  • Monash Health values

What You Need:

  • Bachelor of Social Work or Masters Social Work Qualifying OR Masters of Social Work, OR equivalent as assessed and approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Eligible for ordinary membership of AASW (
  • Written evidence of eligibility for AASW membership for overseas qualifications is required.
  • Accredited Social Worker and/or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker: As approved by the AASW 

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • 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 subsidised staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Grace Sodomaco on 0429 279 629.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit). 

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

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