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The Social Work Service at Monash Health assists patients and families with psychosocial support and advocacy through assessment, counselling, information provision, access to community resources, and discharge planning. Social Workers function as members of the multidisciplinary team and have a pivotal role where social complexity exists.
The Social Work Service operating hours are standard business hours Monday to Friday. A weekend service is provided by roster at Casey, Clayton, Dandenong and Victorian Heart Hospital sites and an on-call service is also provided to the acute sites.
The Social Work Department is looking for experienced Grade 3 Social Workers to join our growing team at Monash Health, Kingston Centre, working in the subacute hospital setting. This role is a permanent full-time on-going role. You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic social work and multi-disciplinary team where you will have a pivotal role in contributing to a positive team culture.
A Day in the Life:
As the Grade 3 Social Worker, you will be an experienced and skilled clinician with consolidated psychosocial assessment and planning skills and use evidence to inform practice to enable you to carry a complex clinical caseload. You will also be required to provide team leadership, lead Quality and Improvement initiatives, and provide education and training to staff and students. Training of undergraduate Social Work students and secondary school students is undertaken throughout the year. A caseload will be carried in designated areas, maintaining clinical expertise.
Having a sound understanding, and working knowledge of the range of the service systems including Family Violence, Child Protection, My Aged Care, Transition Care Program, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Mental Health and the recovery model is essential, to ensure we provide high quality, evidence based social work service to all patients and families at Monash Health.
It will also be expected that you will have responsibilities and actively participate in quality and research activities. You will work in accordance with and is professionally accountable to the standards of the AASW and Social Work Credentialing and Scope of Practice, Supervision, Code of Ethics and Practice Standards.
To see first-hand what our team of Social Workers think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the following short video: https://monashhealth.org/careers/allied-health/social-work/ and please check out our You Tube link below
As a Grade 3 Social Worker you will be provided with an opportunity to be challenged plus demonstrate your skills including:
- Providing clinical consultation and speciality leadership to your team
- Opportunities to develop your leadership skill with operational and clinical responsibilities
- Opportunities to participate and develop project and research work
- Specialised skill in complex psychosocial assessments which you will continue to develop with a clinical caseload
You will be a member of a dynamic and supportive Social Work and Allied Health team working in a collaborative model of care across Monash Health. The position works closely with the internal and external stakeholders to provide care founded on current evidence-based practice for patients accessing care through the inpatient and community based setting.
You will have demonstrated experience as a social worker who is able to work collaboratively with the broader multidisciplinary team and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
What you need:
- Bachelor of Social Work or Masters Social Work Qualifying OR Master of Social Work, OR equivalent as assessed and approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
- Eligible for ordinary membership of AASW if overseas trained (http://www.aasw.asn.au/)
- A current Victorian Driver’s Licence
- A supportive and dynamic team environment.
- Opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team of Clinicians
- Provision of supervision in line with AASW standards
- Access to profession specific, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.
Monash Health is a great place to work
In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career.
Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:
- salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
- a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
- free vaccinations
- private health insurance at discounted rates
- health imaging services
- + more
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.
We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values.
How to Apply
Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit). For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.
Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.