Social Worker - Casual bank

Melbourne, Victoria, au
Company: Monash Health
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-28 19:15:51


About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists at Monash Health for Social Workers interested in joining the Casual Bank. We are a busy and dynamic team assisting patients and families by providing a professional service for patients referred across the acute and sub-acute inpatient setting.

Our Social Work service includes Acute, Sub-Acute (Aged and Rehabilitation) and specialty areas such as Intensive Care, Emergency Department and Women’s and Children’s services. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to accept available shifts and some short term contracts across all sites as part of a busy, energetic and friendly Allied Health team. These positions may be based at our hospitals; Casey, Clayton, Dandenong, Kingston and Moorabbin sites.

As a Monash Health employee, you will have the ability to maintain a high level of communication with patients, visitors and colleagues enabling you to deliver exceptional care. As a member of the team you are integral to the Monash Health Social Work service delivery and consistently demonstrate our core values. You will be part of a flexible workforce with personalised support.

About You

You are a qualified and experienced Social Worker with a minimum of 4 years post graduate experience providing a strong focus on patient centred care. Through your hard working and enthusiastic nature you have the ability to adapt to changing settings and shifts during the business week and weekends or public holidays. You are a dynamic Allied Health professional who is passionate about making a positive contribution to the health of your patients, described as enthusiastic and motivated to perform at your best every day, you demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills

You will be a member of a dynamic team with the opportunity to work in a setting assisting adult patient cohorts from general medicine, general surgery, Emergency department, Women’s and Children’s and other specialty areas as required. The focus is on psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, complex discharge planning and family support. Experience in a hospital or other health setting is essential.

You can also demonstrate:

  • Your dedication to safe best practice and quality care

  • An unwavering commitment to delivering patient centred care

  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to your work, compassion and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team

  • Motivation to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

  • What you need to have

    To be considered for this important role you will ideally possess the following:

  • An AASW accredited Bachelor degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in a healthcare setting

  • Good organisational skills and a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards work

  • Experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities

  • Able to work autonomously

  • A friendly, outgoing and reliable demeanour

  • Well-developed clinical assessment and complex discharge planning skills

  • A current Victorian drivers licence

  • What to expect:

  • Exposure to a variety of hospital settings and working with Monash Health’s exceptional healthcare clinicians

  • Receive corporate benefits such as salary packaging, access to staff parking, on site Gym, and Employee Assistance Program

  • You will receive all casual employee benefits

  • You will be provided with Continuing education and access to online resources

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