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Social Worker - Grade 2

Monash Health
  • Permanent, part-time, grade 2 Renal social work role with Monash Health
  • Join a dynamic, supportive Social Work Department
  • Provide a specialist social work service to Renal patients and their families

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Social Work Services

The Social Work team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Social Work services for clients across the lifespan in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

About the Role

The Social Work Renal program is looking for an experienced Grade 2 social worker to join the team who work across Casey, Clayton, Cranbourne, Dandenong and Moorabbin. This is a part-time (0.5), permanent role. This role is predominately based at Casey and Cranbourne Dialysis Units but work across all sites may be required. Experience working with individuals with chronic illness and hospital social work is desirable.

This clinical role provides an opportunity to showcase your skills in working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds as well as completing complex psycho-social assessments and development of patient centred care plans. It is a requirement of this role to participate in the Emergency Department and on-call rosters.

  • Deliver and drive Monash Health strategic intent to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence across Social Work and Allied Health.
  • Work closely with the Social Work Manager to provide streamlined services across all campuses and lead designated services/programs/portfolios.
  • Travel is required across Monash Health sites.

About You

You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible clinical practitioner with a good understanding of the treatment and psycho-social issues facing individuals with chronic illness and their families. You will also have an understanding of the aged care sector, chronic health conditions and related services and referral pathways. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and hospital discharge planning. You ensure that high quality Social Work services that place the client at the centre of are provided. Education, quality improvement and evidence based practices will be your key drivers. Due to your proven clinical experience, you will bring knowledge of healthcare reforms and initiatives and challenges that public healthcare is facing now and in the future.

What you need:

  • You must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education
  • Proven experience in providing social work in acute and subacute settings.
  • Knowledge and experience working closely with inter-professional teams.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • COVID-19 vaccinations

What’s in it for you?:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Manager and leverage off their expertise to progress your career with us.
  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.
  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises 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.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Any queries, please contact: Michael Splawa-Neyman, Social Work Manager, Tel: 0407 169 458 or email: Michael.Splawa-Neyman@monashhealth.org using the subject line: Social Worker - Grade 2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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