ED and Community Care coordinator/Social worker St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne


  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Permanent, Part Time 28 hours per week

About the Role
The ED Care Coordinator through screening and recruitment in the Emergency Department (ED) is responsible for the delivery of timely and comprehensive assessment and care coordination of patients with complex needs to facilitate the allocation of hospital and community resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Assessment and care planning are achieved in collaboration with patients, their carer’s and other members of the Emergency Department Clinical team. This role also includes recruiting clients onto the program, conducting comprehensive assessments, coordinating all aspects of health and social care needs, monitoring achievement of client goals, facilitating intervention from other health care professionals and ensuring appropriate linkages with hospital and community services.

Classifications for this position is Social Worker Grade 2, SC21 – SC24 (83,361 – $95,825 per annum).

Your Contribution

  • Allied health qualification relevant to ALERT and minimum 4 years experience in relevant acute/community setting.
  • Eligible for registration/membership with AHPRA
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence

What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport – Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • CBD Location, close to Public Transport and close to lots of car parks – if applicable
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement

About the Department

This position is part of the Health Care for homeless Program (HfH). The program has a base of services within St Vincent’s that currently support clients that are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This service aims to build on integrating and better coordinating existing services within St Vincent’s hospital and the development of new services to meet the need of the target client group.

Operationally the role has strong links with the Health Independence Program (HIP). HIP offers a comprehensive range of specialist clinics, services and rehabilitation programs, providing rapid response health management, short-medium term care coordination and health education. HIP enable clients to be the decision makers of their care, and support clients through self -management to achieve their healthcare goals.

ALERT key target groups include patients with complex needs who fall under one or more of the key risk factors; substance use, mental health issues, homelessness, disability and complex aged care issues, family violence.

This position is based at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne within the Emergency Department and also providing support and interventions in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Working at St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.

Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.



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