Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Social Worker Bendigo Health


Work in an environment that offers:

  • An ability to live and work close to home
  • A diverse patient base that are friendly and accepting of people learning
  • An opportunity to support the growth in demand for services


The Position 

Position Title: Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Social worker 
Classification: Social Worker Grade 2 
Hours per fortnight: 16
Employment Status: Part- Time – Ongoing 
Other requirements: COVID-19 Vaccination


Role Description

This position works as part of the Allied Health team, and provides Social Work services to Psychiatric Inpatient Services through mental health assessment, treatment and support to patients.

The team also provides advice, education and support to carers, family and health care providers. Working within the multi-disciplinary team, this position functions to strengthen and enhance the contribution of discipline specific skills, resources and experience available to patients of the service, their carers and other involved services and parties

All units are staffed by a multi-disciplinary team made up of Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Nursing staff, Occupational Therapists, Carer & Consumer roles and Social Workers, incorporating aspects of the Safewards model utilising the associated interventions.

The Social Worker will ensure the delivery of service is in accordance with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 and the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, and is in accordance with Bendigo Health’s vision, values and policies & procedures.


Bendigo Health

Our 700 bed state of the art hospital was built in 2017. We are a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. We have all of the latest technologies allowing our 5000 staff to deliver Excellent Care to Every Person, Every Time. Remuneration is in accordance with Victorian Public Health Enterprise Agreements and generous salary packaging arrangements are offered to all staff. Bendigo Health offer:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Retention bonus of up to 2k annually for workers in Mental Health
  • Salary Packaging
  • Financial relocation support available for eligible applicants
  • Reimbursements for the cost of obtaining any required pre-employment checks (Police Check, WWCC and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check)
  • Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Access to recommended immunisations
  • Smoke free environment

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.


The Team

The Mental Health Service provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. Family sensitive practice is central to our models of mental health care and best practice ensures the identification, inclusion and support of families, carers and children.


Bendigo Region

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities making it a great city to live and work in. Bendigo provides services for the region’s population of over 300,000 and so the city offers excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting facilities and various tertiary facilities. We can offer generous flexible working arrangements – giving you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trails and wineries within our region.


Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.