Older Persons Support Coordinator/Social Worker Peninsula Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Social Worker Grade 2 position
  • Fulltime but part time applications will be considered
  • Utilise and develop your assessment and counselling skills to support older people at risk of experiencing Elder Abuse.
  • Regular support and supervision from a Grade 3 Social Worker – our Elder Abuse Liasion Officer.
  • Generous salary packaging & novated lease available.

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

Peninsula Health has received funding through the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Responses to support older people navigate the service system and link them into services so that elder abuse can be reduced or prevented. This role will work closely with our Elder Abuse Liaison Officer as part of the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse. This position will work closely with the Social Work Department and the Aged Care Assessment Team.

The Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse aims to strengthen elder abuse responses and support five Victorian Health Services create multiple entry points for older people and their families/carers access services to address elder abuse.

We anticipate you will have:

  • You will need to hold a Bachelor Degree or Qualifying Masters in Social Work. Post graduate studies are highly regarded and may be eligible for a higher education allowance
  • As a multi-site organisation you may be required to work across sites. You will have access to our extensive pool of fleet cars and will need a Victorian Drivers licence.
  • You are passionate about providing evidence-based practice in collaboration with clients and their families/carers.
    A strong understanding of community resources and legislation relevant to Elder Abuse and or Family Violence

    Please view our position description for a detailed outline of the role and essential criteria.

    What Next

    If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us – the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

    Additional Requirements

    Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

    To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

    https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/

    Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.

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