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Grade 2 Social Worker

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical care.

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 Department is looking for an experienced Grade 2 social worker to join the social work team across Moorabbin Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. This is a part-time (0.8) permanent role and previous oncology and hospital experience is essential. This is an interesting and dynamic role where you will have the opportunity to work in the chemotherapy day unit, oncology and surgical acute wards, at Moorabbin Hospital two days per week and the other two days on the Gastro / General Medicine acute wards at Monash Medical Centre. 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 oncology patients and their families with a sound understanding of oncology pathways and referrals networks. You will also have an understanding of the aged care sector, chronic health conditions and related services. 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 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

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

Applications need to address the Key Selection Criteria (person specification) obtainable from the Position Description and must include at least 2 professional referees.

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.

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);and
• proof of immunisation.

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

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

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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