Social Worker – Mental Health Clinician – Youth Mental Health (Portland) South West Healthcare


About the role

Wouldn’t you like to be valued, be inspired and work with us to build something remarkable?

Because we’re doing things differently! Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Services have several new and exciting career opportunities available.

Our Portland Campus is looking for Social Workers to join us in Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Continuing care roles, where you’ll provide treatment, care and support for Youth aged 12-25.

Use your clinical skills in:

  • Evidence based assessment
  • Treatment, care and support
  • Outreach to young people and their families where they live
  • Working creatively with individuals, families and in groups
  • Working with other disciplines for best consumer outcomes

Position overview

  • We have permanent full and part time positions available.

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) up to $10,000.

  • Social Worker Grade 2      
  • Salary Range: $86,304.40 – $99,210.80 pro rata, plus superannuation

What you bring

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent team building skills with experience in mental health clinical services an advantage.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously as well as an ability to work with limited direction, be self-motivated, and provide effective problem-solving and negotiation skills.

You will be a Social Worker with a Degree in Social Work & eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

If you want your work to also be your passion and you’re keen to help us grow and change, then we want to hear from you.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • 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.

 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. Learn more about SWH here.

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 please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 15 October 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024

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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