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Reference Number 21695
Position Title Grade 2 Social Worker
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location St Vincents Hospital - Fitzroy
Department Social Work
Hours per Week 38
Position Summary • Full Time Permanent position
• Friendly and supportive environment
• Fitzroy location
 
About St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.
 
About the Department
The Social Work Department is comprised of 3 service teams: Acute Medicine, Sub-Acute and Chronic Illness and aims to provide exceptional service delivery to patients within each team. The Social Work Department works across the Fitzroy and Kew sites of SVHM. The Department encourages individual career planning with the aid of various staff support strategies and is committed to a culture of continuous improvement through portfolio and quality activities.
 
About the Role
An opportunity currently exists for a Grade 2 Social Worker to join the Team on a full time permanent basis. We are looking to recruit a Social Worker with a number of years of experience in hospital social work to join the team based at St Vincent’s Hospital in Fitzroy.
 
You will have highly developed skills in assessment and complex discharge planning, as well as the ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will contribute to positive outcomes for patients via the provision of high quality social work service to patients and families using proficient clinical skills, effective communication and collaboration. It is anticipated that you will initially be based at Fitzroy, however, may be required to undertake some cross campus work as you will be part of a team which covers both the Kew and Fitzroy sites of SVHM. Supervision of a Grade 1 social worker and/or social work student may be required.
 
Duties
• Provision of supervision and participation in clinical education programs as required
• Promote and develop positive relationships within the department, health sector and the community
• Actively participate in quality improvement and research activities
• Liaise with patients and their families and/or carers to co-ordinate, facilitate and communicate patient treatment and outcomes
• Undertake multi-dimensional comprehensive psychosocial assessments, apply clinical reasoning, and formulate appropriate complex discharge plans
• Complete initial assessments within required time frames
 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• Bachelor Degree or Qualifying Masters in Social Work
• Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
• Significant social work experience in a hospital or related health care setting is essential
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with patients and staff at all levels
• Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
 
Benefits
• Salary packaging
• Employee Assistance Program
• Staff Car Park
 
All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
Contact Person Penny Lording
Contact Number 92313436
Alternate Contact Person Lisa Braddy
Alternate Contact Number 92313436
Closing Date 18/10/2017
Position Description
Grade 2 Social Worker - October 2017.pdf