Position Details
Reference Number 22291
Position Title Senior Social Worker
Employment Type Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Division Midland Hospital
Location Midland
Award Subiaco Enterprise Agreement HSU
Classification Level Thirteen 38 Hour Week
Salary $103,841.00 to $107,220.00
Hours per Fortnight Up to 76
Position Summary

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

With over 120 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position

St John of God Midland Private & Public Hospital is currently seeking a suitably qualified Senior Social Worker to deliver Social Work services including assessment, care planning and a patient focused service for patients and their Carers in the Emergency Department.

In this role you will provide an advanced social work service in liaison with members of the Emergency Department team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to quality improvement and provide professional supervision, support and clinical guidance/direction to designated social work staff.

Possession of a tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or the Society of Professional Social Workers is essential for further consideration.

This position is being offered on a permanent full time or part time basis (negotiable), working up to 76 hours per fortnight. As this is a continuous shift work position, applicants must be able to commit to a roster inclusive of regular evenings, weekends and public holidays.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or the Society for Professional Social Workers.
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluating Social Work interventions. 
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (including ability to communicate using technology).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural issues and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and show flexibility to meet changing service demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and a willingness and capacity to work within various multidisciplinary teams.     
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct learning, including identifying gaps in knowledge and developing strategies for enhancement. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting the Social Work Service by communicating issues and areas for continuous improvement.

The benefits:

  • On-Site Parking/Close to Public Transport
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Excellent Employee Benefits & Corporate Discounts
  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Employee Assistance Program

All applicants must address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description). 

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

For enquiries about this position, applicants should contact Nicola Deeney, Social Worker Coordinator, on 0498 994 888.

Contact Person Nicola Deeney
Contact Number 0498 994 888
Closing Date 16/01/2018
Position Description
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