Position Details
Reference Number 18042
Position Title Social Worker Grade 2 - Permanent
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Directorate Directorate Continuing Care & Ambulatory Services
Division Allied Health Services
Location Northern Health (all campuses)
Award Classification 01 - Health Professionals - SC21 - QUAL SOC WKR GR2 YR1
01 - Health Professionals - SC24 - QUAL SOC WKR GR2 YR4
Salary (Fortnight) $0.00
Hours 80.00
Position Summary

Northern Health Allied Health

Social Work Grade 2

Medical Unit

Full Time – Permanent Position


Northern Health is a dynamic health service, providing vital public healthcare to residents of Melbourne’s northern suburbs and the surrounding regional communities. Our four campuses offer services to a vastly diverse community at all stages of life. A career in one of the Allied Health disciplines offers exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development. You will be supported by our dynamic Social Work team and Allied Health team at Northern Health. Opportunities in research and clinical education are available through the Northern Centre for Health Education and Research and the Professor of Clinical and Community Practice.


This opportunity will suit an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative social worker working in a Medical Unit predominantly covering Stroke, Respiratory and Neurological patients in the new Tower 2 building. Your experience will showcase your clinical social work knowledge, including risk assessment skills and intervention, within the hospital context. You must be able to demonstrate your leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. It is expected that you will be thorough and highly organised yet flexible, comfortable working to tight deadlines and able to digest and present complex information in a concise, understandable format. Crucially, you are a team player and an excellent communicator who is comfortable engaging productively with staff at all levels of the business.


 To be successful in this role your key accountabilities will be to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, intervention, discharge planning of patients within a hospital setting including the ability to manage a complex caseload.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete timely risk assessments and intervention to patients, including maintaining a sound understanding of the appropriate services and legislation relative to health social work.
  •  Well-developed interpersonal and advocacy skills. Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to educate, support and supervise Grade 1 Social Workers and students.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and dedication to ongoing Quality Improvement.
  • Professional qualifications and eligible for registration and/or membership of AASW.

Northern Health Allied Health is committed to a culture of:

Excellence | Active Contribution | Leading in Practice | Enquiry | Life Long Learning

Outstanding Healthcare. It’s better for everyone


Selection Criteria Essential: Eligibility for AASW
Contact Person Juan Alhucema
Contact Number 0417303190
Contact Email juan.alhucema@nh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Penelope Vye
Alternate Contact Number 84052001
Closing Date 15/02/2018
Position Description
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