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Social Worker

Melbourne Health
  • Aged Persons Mental Health Program
  • Part Time Permanent Position 16 hours per fortnight
  • Based at Sunshine Hospital

Your New Team

We will welcome you as part of a caring, multidisciplinary team to work with older adults who are presenting challenging and complex mental health issues.

Our team has a recovery focus with clinicians working collaboratively with consumers and their families/carers to improve their mental and physical health.

A Job To Be Proud Of

  • Provide integrated social casework services, under clinical supervision, for clients and their families and carers, whilst the client is being treated within the inpatient setting.
  • Demonstrate specialist skills in assessment and discharge planning, and other interventions with aged people with mental health problems and their families and carers
  • Work with the consumer and carer/family as a system to address family system needs and issues (family work), including responding to issues/incidents of consumer/carer safety

In addition, you will have the opportunity to Supervise Social Work students on Fieldwork placements.

About You

  • An approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Previous experience in aged, mental health or aged mental health sectors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • An understanding of the policies and procedures associated with the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation


Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

A position description is attached.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

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 and COVID19 Vaccination (all 3 doses) prior to commencement.

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