Social Worker (Grade 1) - Paediatric Rotation

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Social Worker (Grade 1) - Paediatric Rotation

Job Description

  • Grade 1 Social Worker, Monash Children’s Hospital, Vic. Paediatric Rehabilitation Service and Monash Community Health
  • Full Time Temporary (2 years) 
  • Rotations across community health, rehabilitation and acute caseloads
  • Working within highly experienced supportive teams

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

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 Paediatric Social Work Rotation at Monash Health

Social work services are provided to families/carers of infants and children across various sites at Monash Health. This rotational Grade 1 position covers Monash Health Community, Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service and acute services at Monash Children’s Hospital. Each rotation is of 8 months duration.

Monash Health Community: In the Child and Family Team you will provide social work services as part of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) program. The role of the Social Worker in HMHB is to assess and treat pregnant women in a developmentally appropriate way, within the context of their relationships with their families and the broader social systems which affect their lives. The Social Work role is to develop and maintain links within the community, requiring a broad knowledge of legal welfare and social services practice pertinent to pregnant women which will enable them to be linked to resources, advocacy and consultation as required.

Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service: In VPRS at Monash Health you will see a combination of inpatient and ambulatory clients who require time limited, goal focused, interdisciplinary rehabilitation. As a state-wide service you may also need to travel to other VPRS sites

Monash Children’s Allied Health: At the Monash Children’s Hospital you will work with a broad range of patients and families across both inpatient wards and outpatient clinics.

A bit About these Roles

As the paediatric Grade 1 Social Worker you will collaborate with colleagues across the acute, subacute and community sectors to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice within the service. You will have a good knowledge of resources and have a good understanding of the assessment and intervention frameworks used to guide practice including the Children’s Youth and Families Act and appropriate referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and discharge planning. You will develop and maintain strong links with universities and your Monash Health social work colleagues. You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner and will receive regular supervision from highly experienced social work supervisors.

You may be required to participate in the after-hours on call rosters at Monash Health and will be expected to work across sites within Monash Health as required.

What we’re looking for in You:

  • A relevant social work qualification
  • Eligible for AASW membership
  • Minimum 12 months social work experience preferably in a health care setting and/or with children and families

Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team of social workers working in supportive and flexible departments with close links to our community and adult colleagues.  We support career progression and professional development, with opportunities to grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as a Grade 1 Social Worker and is paid according to award rates with post graduate qualification allowance as applicable. Weekend shifts and on-call shifts will be paid according to award rates.

Salary packaging is available.


VPRS and Monash Children’s Allied Health are based at Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton. Community Health spans various locations in the SE suburbs including Cranbourne, Pakenham and Springvale.

Monash Health will offer:

  • salary packaging
  • friendly and supportive culture
  • opportunity to experience various teams
  • on-going supervision and professional development

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. Click Here to Apply or For more information

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