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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 22643
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 1)
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time
Location All Sites
Advertisement text Social Worker - Grade 1 Full time Fixed Term until June 2019

Peninsula Health is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Grade 1 Social Worker.

This is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding position, suited to a social worker with a commitment to patient centred care. The position provides exciting opportunities for a social worker looking to develop his/her career in the health system.
The successful applicant will provide, as part of an inter-disciplinary team; appropriate support and counselling to patients and their families/carers and planning to link patients and their families/carers, with appropriate services that support their health and wellbeing.

Applicants must be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), have excellent counselling, communication and interpersonal skills, and an interest in working in a healthcare setting.

Key Responsibilities
•Provide quality focussed care, to patients and their families/carers through competent clinical treatment, assessment and discharge planning skills.
•Able to resource and provide information to assist patient’s recovery.
•Provide effective communication, both verbal and nonverbal, and documentation skills.
•Able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
•Demonstrate assessment/counselling skills.
•Demonstrate experience and interest in continuous quality improvement.
•Contribute to educating and raising awareness of the Social Work role within Peninsula Health.
•Demonstrate flexibility/initiative and a keenness to learn.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor Degree of Qualifying Masters in Social Work (eligible for registration with AASW)
- Current Victorian Drivers Licence
- Social Work experience in a hospital or related health setting

Benefits:
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
Contact Person Meghan O'Brien
Contact Number 97847073
Closing Date 19/01/2018
Position Description Social Worker Grade 1 PD January 2018.pdf