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Social Worker Grade 2

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Part Time Fixed Term

Contribute to excellence in patient care through social work services within the Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit.
Sound understanding of social work interventions in acute care

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.

Your new team

The Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit (SAAPU) is a 29 bed acute mental health acute hospital program based at Sunshine Hospital, and is the inpatient service of Midwest Area Mental Health Service.
SAAPU is a large diverse interdisciplinary team comprising medical, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, and lived experience peer staff.
Work closely together in partnership with consumers and their families to provide treatment and interventions when consumers are experiencing an acute deterioration in their mental health and related distress; and to support the consumer’s recovery.

Your success in this role will be your ability to

Provide direct assistance to consumers, carers and families
Work collaboratively with other community agencies
Work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives
Ability to work and communicate with complex mental health consumers

Your Contribution

Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a positive and safe experience to at-risk consumers
Excellent skills in identifying and engaging with key welfare, health and other support agencies and working collaboratively to improve consumer’s outcome and recovery
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
Skills in working with cultural and linguistically diverse communities
A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.

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.

Interested?

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Patricia Toczek 9288 7000

Kathleen Kelly 8345 1260

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.
Essential: Are you currently eligible to work in Australia? Eg Australian Birth Certificate or passport with working visa, permanent residency?
Essential: Do you hold an approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers?
Essential: Are you agreeable to undergo a Police Records and Working With Children’s Check for pre-employment screening.
Essential: Are you agreeable to participate in a pre-employment immunisation screening?
Essential: Do you have the ability to undertake a range of social work assessments and interventions, including individual, family, group work and community liaison?
Essential: Do you have a knowledge of issues associated with psychiatric illness and disability, and awareness of the impact of these on dependent children, family and carers including those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities?
Essential: Do you hold a Victorian (or equivalent) driver’s license?
Essential: Do you have a knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Guardianship and Administration Act, Child, Youth and Families Act and other related legislation?

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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