Social Worker Hamilton – Mental Health Service VIC South West Healthcare

JOB DESCRIPTION

South West Healthcare’s (SWH) Hamilton Adult Community Mental Health Service is seeking applications from a committed and dynamic Social Worker to join the team and provide experience, growth and development.

About the role

As a valued member of our multidisciplinary team, you will support consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community. In a recovery oriented model of care, consumers, their families and carers are provided with clinical and non-clinical treatment as part of short and long term case management. Service provision is recovery oriented and trauma informed utilising natural and existing community supports as required in the South West region.

As a Social Worker you will work within the team using systematic mechanisms that ensures regular communication and the flow of information with other clinical staff and professionals, families, and stakeholder groups located both internally and externally to South West Healthcare.

This is a fixed term (64 hours per fortnight) until October 2023. This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 

What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Social Worker with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services, including a proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to demonstrate good judgement, work planning, decision-making abilities and organisational skills are essential. Applicants must hold degree in Social Work and be eligible for membership with the AASW.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Regional mental health workforce incentive grant;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.
  • Relocation support available.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region of Hamilton please visit: https://www.visitgreaterhamilton.com.au/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Tuesday 8 November 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description. 

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise

Agreement 2021-2024 with the appropriate classification Social Worker Grade 2. 

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

South West Healthcare

Employment Type

Contract/Temp

Job Salary

Not Provided