- Job posted on: 22nd Jan 2021
- Applications close:
The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.
Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.
Social Work at the Women’s aims to improve the health and well-being of women and babies attending the Women’s. Social Work embraces a view of women's health that is holistic and considers women’s social, physical, emotional and cultural well-being. Our social workers offer support to women through their maternity, neonatal, gynaecological and oncology experiences and provide advocacy, counselling, support and information for women in response to health and social needs.
This fixed-term, full-time position provides an experienced Grade 2 Social Worker with unique opportunities to further develop their skills in women's health across a range of clinical areas within the hospital.
Through excellent supervision and support, the successful applicant will provide holistic care to patients, including providing a response to urgent referrals across the hospital, undertaking risk and needs assessments with vulnerable women and children, managing a small case load, supporting discharge planning, liaising with other healthcare care providers and reflecting on practice.
The role is focused on clinical service provision, but encompasses non clinical tasks such as contributing to programme and guidelines development, research, student and professional education, community liaison and the promotion of the service.
Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:
To be successful within this role you will need to have:
When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.
Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/
We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.
The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.
For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.
All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.