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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 26600
Position Title Social Support Group Worker
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location All Sites - Community & Continuing Care and Allied Health
Advertisement text Position Summary
The Social Support Group Worker aims to assist participants of the program to engage in social activities whilst endeavoring to maintain skill retention and development. The program is staffed by a Team Leader and social support group workers with additional help from invaluable community volunteers. The position provides both clinical & non-clinical duties as prescribed by the Team Leader to ensure consumers receive high quality, timely, safe and effective care.]

The Social Support Program sits under the Chronic Disease and Aged stream which targets the health needs of adults 65 years and older, younger adults with a disability and adults with a chronic condition and/or psycho social issues. This includes the indigenous community and other CALD groups.

The Social Support Program runs from Hastings and Mornington Community Health. One group is an active group of younger (under 60 years) disabled clients mainly ABI and the other groups are older adults with various physical disabilities, dementia, social isolation and carer support needs.

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.

How to apply
To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

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 complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• 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.
• Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Do you currently hold a certificate III in Aged Care or Disability or above?
Essential: Do you have experience in working in a Social Support group program or equivalent?
Essential: Do you have a current driver’s license?
Desirable: Do you have a current food handler’s certificate ?
Contact Person Kay Wrangles
Contact Number 0359702000
Closing Date 15/12/2019
Position Description Social support worker TC1. 14.11.2019.docx