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Social Worker

Monash Health - Kingston, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Reference Number 45521

Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Aged Persons Mental Health Service, Mental Health Program
Location Kingston Centre, Cheltenham Vic
Position Summary
Social worker in mental health
aged mental health
residential aged care

Opportunity exists for a suitably experienced, Social Worker.

Permanent Full-time position (Part-time also considered) Monday-Fri 8.30am-5pm
Monash Health, Aged Persons Mental Health (located at Doveton, Kingston and East Bentleigh )
Diverse geographical area and client population

Want to work in Residential Aged Mental Health Team?

Want to expand your skills?
Want a more challenging role?

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 18,000 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 the Role

The social worker will focus their work at either Allambee Psychogeriatric Nursing Home, Kingston Centre; The Avenue Chestnut Gardens, Doveton or Mooraleigh Facility at Bentleigh East. The position will work with the In Reach Service, a multi-disciplinary team to maximise the social context of their journey for individuals who are admitted into the residential aged care facility. A main focus of role will be to conduct psychosocial assessments where indicated and address risk factors for in a timely manner, with a plan formulation thereafter in collaboration with the care recipient, and significant others to ensure that the level of care needs are appropriate. Work practice will be heavily underpinned by the AASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Mental Health

As a member of a multidisciplinary team the Mental Health Social worker will consult with other staff members on specialist matters, in relation to resident needs.

Social worker is responsible for a range of clinical mental health services including:

comprehensive psycho social assessments including
care planning and treatment
monitoring residents progress, liaison with nok and external providers
address financial, VCAT matters
risk management and address elder abuse prevention
discharge planning if care needs change

Working in our diverse geographical area, you will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of aged mental health in aged care and making a positive difference every day.

About You

If you take your career goals, need for job satisfaction and personal growth seriously, than so do we. Working with us offers you certain advantages. Your experiences with us will be varied and stimulating, giving you true diversity in your job and exposure to situations that broaden your experience and equip you for the career paths ahead. You will have the support of our professional development programs, allowing you to be your best.

Additionally you will possess:
Qualified Social Workers (accredited with AASW)

You will be committed to recovery-focused care, a strong team player, and willing to contribute to the continual improvement of the service.

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 - e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

reference checks
a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Selection Criteria Do you hold a Masters level degree in social work?

Have you worked with patients in an acute mental health inpatient service?

Have you worked in the residential aged c are sector as a social worker?

Have you worked with residents of aged care whom suffer dementia and associated behaviours of concern?
Contact Person
Name Position Phone Email
Grant Wishnowsky Deputy Director of Nursing 92657969

Advertising Closing 12/04/2021

Kingston, VIC

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