Social Worker - P Block

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Social Worker - P Block

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 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

About the Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million.  It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

About the Role

The Grade 2 Social Work role will provide direct social work expertise primarily based in P Block Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit with some cross over between the PARC residential Community support unit.  The role be expected to screen all consumers admitted to the unit and assess for any psychosocial issues that would impact upon their safety or the safety of others, their recovery journey and successful return to the community.  

About You

We are seeking a social worker to provide clinical social work input into the recovery journey for consumers who are admitted to the Clayton Mental Health Unit.  We require someone with good communications skills who is able to work well with consumers and their families within the multidisciplinary team.  It is an exciting opportunity as social work within our bed based services goes through a process of change.      

The role provides an opportunity to develop your social work skills and to provide expert interventions on a range of issues ranging from providing information and support around psycho-social issues, assessing the needs and working towards the person successfully returning to the community, facilitating family meetings and running therapeutic groups.

What you need:

Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a qualifying Masters of Social Worker
Current registrations with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)
Extensive experience as a social worker (preferably within a mental health setting) 
What You Need to Know

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 – e-mail applications will not be considered.  

Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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)
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.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.   All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

 This will be by providing  a copy of your immunisation history statement,  which can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021.  This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

 Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements.  If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy .

To view the full position description and to apply now, click HERE!

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