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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 22899
Position Title Allied Health -Social Worker
Employment Status Casual
Location Frankston Hospital
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About Peninsula Health
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 ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

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

Position Summary

The Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician, as a member of the multidisciplinary team, provides timely and responsive mental health assessment and treatment to people who require urgent mental health assessment, treatment and support. The Clinician works competently within their scope of practice to deliver safe, evidence based person centred care to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

• Positions at this level utilise advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health services within their professional scope of practice.
• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive care within the area in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and Peninsula Health Values.
• Ensure the safety of the public, patients and staff in relation to the provision of a safe environment from both OH&S and Infection Control Perspectives.
• Complete all mandatory training as per policy and participate in organised training and development activities.
• Assist in the orientation of new staff and the supervision and instruction of students.
• Undertake mental state, social and physical assessments that lead to recommendations for treatment.
• Prepare care plans in collaboration with clients and their nominated support person(s).
• Provide education regarding prescribed medications, administer (Nursing) and assess effects of same.
• Provide counselling and therapy to clients.
• Be responsible for maintaining contemporary knowledge of the mental health speciality.
• Contribute to the training and development of direct care staff regarding the speciality area.
• Liaise with internal and external service providers as required.

Essential Criteria

• Social Work: Degree in social work or other relevant qualification, with relevant qualification and approved for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
• Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for consumers.
• Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with experience.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010, the National Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2002 and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP
• Compliance with other relevant legislation
• Working knowledge of discipline specific legislation relevant to clinical practice
• Able to use basic computer software applications.
• Prepares written documentation using clear, concise and grammatically correct language.
• Communicates well with and relates to consumers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
• Takes responsibility for own actions and is proactive and self-starting.
• Extensive experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care
• Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and in the techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation
• Familiarity with the Australian Health Minister’s Mental Health Statement of Rights and responsibilities (2012) and the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)


• Attractive Salary Packaging Program
• Supportive and dynamic team environment
• 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.

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Selection Criteria
Contact Person Michelle Lawrence
Contact Number 97844281
Alternate Contact Person Susan Smith
Alternate Contact Number 97844281
Closing Date 23/04/2018
Position Description PD - Social Worker Grade 3 - Feb 2018.pdf