Position Details
Reference Number 22880
Position Title Social Worker
Employment Type Part time - permanent
Division Healthy Communities and Continuing Care
Location Bendigo - Main campuses
EBA Classification/Range
EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  SC21

EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  SC24

Hours per fortnight 56
Position Summary

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Our organisation vision is "Healthy communities and world class healthcare".


The organisation services the Loddon Mallee region, which covers about 26 per cent of Victoria and a population around 307,000. We provide health care across the entire lifespan from pre-natal and newborn babies to the aged, their families and carers.


The Healthy Communities and Continuing Care Division provide a wide range of services to patients/clients and their families across the Loddon Mallee Region.

Our services include:

  • Rehabilitation & Geriatric Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Residential Care
  • Specialist Clinics
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Service
  • Hospital in the Home/Medihotel
  • Community Programs
  • Community Dental Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Pastoral Care
  • Volunteer Services
  • Aboriginal Hospital Liaison
  • Diversity
  • Community Participation
  • Allied Health

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a qualified enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker with an interest in the management of clients with complex psychosocial issues to work in the Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP).  HARP provides integrated and coordinated care to clients with a chronic disease, aged and/or complex needs who frequently use hospitals or are at risk of hospitalisation. 

Bendigo Health, employs around 3400 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment and accommodation)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free immunisations
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment



For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

Selection Criteria
01.AASW accredited Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent and eligibility for accreditation status with the AASW

02.Capacity to provide a range of high standard interventions including individual and family counselling, crisis intervention, short term and supportive counselling, group work, education, advocacy and health promotion as appropriate to the needs of the patient and/or family

03.Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to best practice guidelines in the care of clients with complex needs

04.Demonstrated knowledge of specialist programs to ensure the appropriate and timely provision of information and services is given to patients/ carers

05.Demonstrated expertise in working in a multi-disciplinary team

06.Demonstrated time management skills to manage a caseload, meet deadlines, maintain schedules, set goals/objectives, as required

07.Experience in the supervision of undergraduate students
Contact Person Susan Andrews
Contact Number (03) 5454 6410
Alternate Contact Person Krista Phillips
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 9100
Closing Date 23/01/2018
Position Description
Social Worker May 2017.doc Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.