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Social Worker Grade 3 - Emergency Department - Dandenong / Casey

Monash Health
  • Work with an experienced team of Social Workers & Lived Experience Workers
  • Provide post-discharge assertive outreach, follow-up and advocacy
  • Full time or part time, ongoing positions available

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey

The Engage Team commenced at Casey Hospital mid-2021 and it has since expanded to Dandenong ED at the beginning of 2022. The team initially consisted of Senior Social Workers and now also includes Consumer Peer Workers. We are seeking a Grade 3 Social Worker to join the Mental Health Program in the Dandenong and Casey Emergency Departments (ED). In this role you will provide an innovative service for people presenting to the ED requiring complex psychosocial assessment, support and assistance to ensure an appropriate discharge back to the community.

A Day in the Life

Working within the ED is exciting and rewarding – no two days are the same. You will provide advanced clinical expertise to mental health consumers, their families and carers to maximise individual recovery. Key features of the role include:

  • High quality assessment, targeted interventions and advocacy that are tailored to individual needs to support a safe discharge.
  • Providing a month of post-discharge assertive outreach, follow-up and advocacy to patients.
  • This role will suit you if you are ready for a new challenge, utilising the experience you already have and developing your career in a new and exciting direction.

This is an opportunity to work in a unique team made up of social workers and peer workers dedicated to supporting people with complex psychosocial needs within the fast paced emergency setting. To see first-hand what our team of Social Workers think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the following short video: and please check out our You Tube link.

About You

You are recognised for your clinical expertise in Social Work, supporting patients with mental health challenges and you are keen to develop your skills further by contributing to building a new service. You lead by example, thrive working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence-based social work care to vulnerable people. You demonstrate exceptional communication, collaboration and problem solving skills to achieve excellent outcomes.

This role would be suitable for an experienced Grade 2 who is eager to take the next step into a Grade 3 role.

What you need:

  • Relevant experience as a qualified Social Worker at a senior level
  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • Written evidence of eligibility for AASW membership for overseas qualifications is required

What is in it for you:

  • An opportunity to develop your skills and diversify as a clinician
  • A team of supportive and highly experienced colleagues from a range of backgrounds
  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • A supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies
  • We offer clinical education sessions, training on the job and career progression to enable you to further develop your clinical and leadership skills

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Ruth Humphreys, Manager, Casey & Dandenong Engage Team, Mobile 0458 830 854 or email [email protected] using the subject line: Social Worker Grade 3 - Emergency Department - Dandenong / Casey enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Monash Health is a great place to work!

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and are committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and ICare values.

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