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Social Worker - Orygen Inpatient Unit

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Social Worker - Orygen Inpatient Unit

  • Join our multidisciplinary team, and be responsible for the delivery of high quality evidence based care to young people

  • Specialist mental health service provider for young people aged 15 - 24 years

  • Full Time ongoing opportunity, based at Orygen Inpatient Unit - Footscray

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • Orygen Inpatient unit provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 - 24 years, who are in an acute phase of their illness.

  • Orygen IPU is a friendly welcoming Inpatient unit, you will be provided with a through Orientation to the philosophy and workings of the unit. 

  • Orygen places extremely high importance on responsivity services for youth in the western and north western region of Melbourne. Orygen IPU, as with all Orygen programs, is to be guided by evidence-based, culturally-safe and trauma informed principles incorporating the diverse needs of all young people and families. This is especially important for those from LGBTQI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

  • Our unit adheres to a philosophy of least restrictive intervention service delivery, that is recovery focussed and young person centred.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and be responsible for the delivery of high quality evidence based care to young people across a range of speciality complex areas.

  • Provide key Social Work based interventions including psychosocial assessment, family based interventions, group interventions and advocacy as well as provide a Social Work lens to the multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate high standards of clinical care that are responsive to the young person’s developmental stage and presenting issues and informed by existing evidence and guidelines

Your Contribution

  • An approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of acute care with young people from a range of backgrounds and diagnoses

  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team

  • A commitment to ongoing professional development through access to current literature, continuing education, supervision and attendance at seminars conferences etc.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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