Senior Social Worker-Mental Health Star Health Group


Senior Social Worker-Mental Health 

FTE 0.8 – 1.0 (Full Time or Part Time) Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (Interview will be scheduled immediately after shortlisting)

Job Reference No VAC1095(A)

  • Rewarding and valuable work. Make a difference & support older adults living in aged care. Be an advocate for the most disadvantaged and isolated people in our community.
  • Help us to shape service provision to RACFs and become a valued member of our team. Extend your career in this autonomous outreach role that has supervision and stakeholder engagement
  • Above award salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging

Due to growth and expansion the Wellbeing Support Service for Older Adults (WSSOA) Program at Star Health is seeking to recruit an additional Senior Social Worker to our team.
The successful applicants will provide in-reach counselling and individually tailored interventions to older adult residents living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. The successful applicant will be required to attend and work independently from a cluster of RACFs.
The Program covers the local government areas (LGAs) of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Dandenong, Casey & Cardinia. Practitioners are allocated to provide service to RACFs across 2 LGAs.

Please note: These positions maybe offered as full-time or part-time (min 0.8 EFT ) to appropriate candidates.

Ideally, you will possess:

  • A professional qualification in Social Work degree (need to be AASW eligible)
  • Experience in working with elderly clients and/or mental health counselling. Minimum 8 years client work- can be with other client groups
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical supervision to students undertaking field education.
  • Excellent knowledge of working with older adults or Mental Health counselling.
  • A clear understanding of service provision using a client centred, recovery orientated mental health framework.

In return, we offer:

  • Above award salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging
  • Extend your career in this autonomous outreach role that has supervision and stakeholder engagement
  • Shape and tailor the services offered to elders in your community
  • Family friendly policies. You choose your EFT. Possibility to WFH between sessions.
  • No two days ever the same!
  • Great team culture – passionate and supportive peers

What makes Star Health Tick?

Star Health works in partnership with people and communities to promote and improve equity, health and wellbeing by delivering innovative client-directed services that take into account the context of the individual and the community, and championing prevention and change to address the structural reasons for health inequity.

Applicants must address the Key Capabilities – Essential within the covering letter and complete our application form directly from the Star Health website at

Please note that prior to any commencement of employment, pre-employment checks must be complete. These will include reference checking, a national criminal history and right to work check, proof of vaccinations and a working with children check.

For information about the role, please contact Michelle Arnel, Manager – Wellbeing Support Service for Older Adults on 03 9525 1300 or email the Manager – Wellbeing Support Service for Older Adults

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd Aug 2022



Star Health Group

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Two generous salary packaging options available

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