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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 22121
Position Title Social Worker - Grade 2 (Mental Health)
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location Frankston Hospital
Advertisement text Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care and aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington, Mount Eliza and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Service, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

Applicants are sought for the position of Social Worker - Grade 2 for our 15 bed Aged Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Ward 1 West), Peninsula Health Mental Health Service, Frankston Hospital site.

Peninsula Health is committed to providing high quality health care services that are integrated, easily accessible, caring, and person and family centred to the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities. The role of employees in achieving this is recognized through attention to workplace culture, environment and capacity building.

Essential criteria

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of Recovery Orientated practice in Mental Health Care.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010, and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP and National Safety and Quality Standards in Health Care.
• Extensive experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care
Understanding of Nursing Home applications, VCAT and other processes to enable bed flow and discharge management.
• Compliance with other relevant legislation
• Working knowledge of discipline specific legislation relevant to clinical practice
• Demonstrated skills and working knowledge of computer data base systems relevant to position
• Familiarity with the values and goals working within a recovery oriented practice framework


• Supportive and dynamic team environment
• Salary packaging benefits
• Career development

How to apply

To apply, please click on the APPLY NOW button to forward you current resume and covering letter for consideration

Other information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have experience working in Mental Health?
Essential: Do you have an understanding of the Mental Health Act 2014?
Essential: Do you have experience with Nursing Home placements and VCAT applications?
Contact Person Esther Murray
Contact Number 97847129
Closing Date 19/07/2017
Position Description Social Worker – Grade 2 (Mental Health).pdf