Social Worker Grade 1, Women’s and Children’s Services Barwon Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

  • Join the Women’s and Children’s Social Work Team at University Hospital Geelong.
  • Be challenged daily with complex cases requiring the use of your social work skills and knowledge
  • Work with clinicians from key services in the community to ensure the best outcome for patients and their family
  • Ongoing professional development in a supported work environment

About the facility 

Barwon Health is one of the largest regional health services in Victoria, providing care for approximately 80,000 emergency presentations per year. The emergency department have both an adult and paediatric short stay unit to ensure consumers receive the right care, at the right place at the right time.

Under Barwon Health’s emergency model of care patients are streamed to dedicated assessment areas including fast track, adult, paediatric, resuscitation, trauma and mental health areas. Our mission is to improve access and patient flow to provide a sustainable service that ensures high quality, safe, people-focused care.

About the role  

Our Social Workers work across a diverse range of the Health areas including Acute, sub-acute and community based program areas in a number of campuses of Barwon Health and are required to have established clinical knowledge and skills relevant to working as an advanced clinician in a health setting.  The role will deliver an excellent social work service to the Women’s and Children’s Team. The social work clinician will have an awareness and understanding of the health service environment and be skilled at working in a multidisciplinary team.

This specific role is part of the Women’s and Children’s social work team, working with complex patient presentations and will require beginning knowledge of family violence, children at risk, and complex psychosocial presentations.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at [email protected] noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Barwon Health

Employment Type

Contract/Temp

Job Salary

Not Provided

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