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Chief Social Worker

Job Description

  • Full-time : 80 hours per fortnight including an ADO 
  • Permanent ongoing
  • Chief Social Worker Grade 3 (YC59)
  • Based at the relevant community clinical program  - St Kilda Road Clinic or Caulfield Hospital 
  • Staff benefits

Alfred Health is seeking a dynamic Social Work Leader and influencer in contemporary mental health practice!


Alfred Health has recently restructured the Allied Health leadership structure and is seeking a dynamic innovative experienced Social Work leader for this new role.  The role will provide leadership and development for Social Workers across the Adult and Aged Programs as well as clinical services as negotiated with the applicant and relevant management.  

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership in SW practice within public mental health services
  • Extensive supervision experience and capacity to foster ongoing professional development and standards of care
  • Extensive clinical experience and ability to work collaboratively with people with mental health disorders and their families
  • Ability to innovate and support discipline-specific perspectives and contemporary practice in clinical care systems 
  • Practice knowledge of application of mental health legislation and current policies
  • Ability to provide and ensure the provision of secondary and tertiary consultation to other areas of Alfred Health and community services
  • Ability to generate ideas, create learning programs and facilitate learning opportunities/professional development with clinical mental staff.


  • Current eligibility for membership to AASW Accreditation 
  • Minimum of 7-10 years post-graduate clinical experience
  • Postgraduate qualification


  • Salary packaging 
  • Novated leasing 
  • Discounted car parking 

If you have any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Glenda Pedwell on 0438 509 453

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