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Social Worker

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Grade 2 – Full time (Part time hours negotiable)

East Grampians Health Service is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Social Workers, with a commitment to excellence, to help drive improvements to the health and wellbeing of our community.

We are located in beautiful Western Victoria, with only a short 2 hour car trip up the Western Highway or by train from Melbourne. You can stay in touch with family and friends whilst getting a feel for a healthy rural lifestyle.


• Direct rail line to Ballarat and Melbourne

• Many sporting clubs: football, tennis, netball, basketball

• Ararat is the gateway to the Grampians and the Pyrenees

• Wineries, local boutique cafes and eateries

• Affordable living in a friendly rural environment • Outdoor activities: bushwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working in client homes, the community health centre, residential aged care and across our Ararat and Willaura campuses. You will provide timely responses to referrals, prioritising need, and applying social work theory to assessment and counselling interventions.

EGHS offers a diverse range of programs and services which provide high quality person centred care to patients, clients, residents and consumers throughout Ararat and Grampians Region.  

This role provides an opportunity to

  • be a part of a larger multi-disciplinary allied health team

  • respond to diverse community needs,   and to coordinate a work placement/student program

  • work with external organisations

  • be supported with professional development and mentoring

  • be part of a positive allied health team culture

EGHS offers:

  • excellent facilities

  • mentoring and professional development support to assist with providing a high quality service

  • salary packaging arrangements,

  • supportive, and sociable environment and

  • assistance with accommodation and relocation.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Immunisation clearance, current and satisfactory Employment Checks (Police and Working With Children Checks) and current registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

For further information, please contact Sally Philip, Director of Community Services on (03) 5352 9470.

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