Position Details
Reference Number 29427
Position Title Social Work - Acute (Fixed term)
Employment Type Full time - fixed term, Part time - fixed term
Division Integrated Care Services
Location Bendigo - Main campuses
EBA Classification/Range
EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  QUAL SOC WKR GR1 YR3

EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  QUAL SOC WKR GR2 YR4

Hours per fortnight 164.56
Position Summary

Social Worker (Grade 1 or 2)

  • Love what you do; Social Work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Full-time and part-time fixed term positions available
  • Work in a leading regional health service
  • Professional Development, Training and Career opportunities



The Integrated Care Service 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
  • Community and Ambulatory Care
  • Community Dental Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Pastoral Care
  • Volunteer Services
  • Aboriginal Hospital Liaison
  • Diversity
  • Allied Health



The Allied Health team at Bendigo Health comprises over 350 staff including Audiology, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology/Neuropsychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Allied Health Assistance.  Allied Health clinicians work in a very broad range of roles and are valued in the contribution they make to the multi-disciplinary team.



The Social Work Department comprises over 80 staff and provides services in the acute, sub-acute and community based setting and consists of a team of Social Workers, welfare workers and support staff.

This position is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary allied health team at Bendigo Health and is responsible for providing high quality social work services to patients and their families accessing services on the acute wards.  The position will operate in different areas of the acute service as demands require and provide an opportunity for a breadth of Social Work interventions.  Social worker services focuses on the facilitation safe and timely discharge or transition for patients relevant to their individual situation. The role must communicate and interact effectively with relevant service areas both within Bendigo Health and external services to ensure best practice outcomes.  Relevant knowledge and experience is an advantage with this position.


Benfits of working at Bendigo Health

  • Salary packaging (meals, entertainment and accommodation)
  • Physical and mental well-being support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Immunisation Program
  • Gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, exercise classes
  • Private health Insurance discounts
  • Social club discounts


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

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

Selection Criteria
01.Degree in Social Work recognised by the AASW and eligibility for AASW national accreditation status in line with satisfying the Allied Health credentialing requirements for Bendigo Health

02.Knowledge, skills and experience in delivering a wide variety of social work services and interventions

03.Ability to work highly effectively in a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional environment

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

05.Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills and proficient information technology skills

06.Experience and knowledge relevant to end of life care, loss and grief and adjustment

07.Demonstrated experience and skills in the area of health focused psychosocial assessments

08.Positive manner and approach and demonstrated highly professional and effective behaviour

09.Ability to operate positively, flexibly and effectively in an environment of change
Contact Person Melissa Silk
Contact Number (0428) 097 525
Alternate Contact Person Rebecca Gleeson
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 6000
Closing Date 09/06/2020
Position Description
Grade 1 Acute ward 2020.doc Open
Grade 2 Acute ward 2020.doc Open
AHCSoP Policy and table 2018.pdf 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.