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Reference Number 49526
Position Title Grade 2 Social Worker
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Melbourne Health only
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City & Royal Park Campus
Award Health Professionals [1]
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  • Grade 2 Social Worker
  • Full Time Fixed Term (Parental Leave Cover), 80 hours per fortnight
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital, City Campus

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Social Work team. This is a Full Time Fixed Term position, working 80 hours per fortnight, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, City Campus but staff can be required to work at our Royal Park Campus.

Your Opportunity:
This is a significant opportunity to provide a high quality social work service to patients and their families in our acute setting.

  • Specialisations and priorities for Social Worker’s working in public hospitals include: comprehensive psychosocial and risk assessments, effective discharge planning, care coordination within a multidisciplinary team environment, family/carer work, client advocacy and advanced counselling
  • Current ward and clinical areas for this position include (but are not limited to) ward 9 West, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetic Foot Unit and Cardiology 6 South East
  • The Social Work Department has a well-established supervision program and supports ongoing professional development for all staff
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a teaching hospitals and Social Workers are actively involved in the clinical training of students

About You:

  • Sound communication skills and demonstrable experience of working effectively within multidisciplinary teams
  • Sound clinical skills in assessment, discharge planning, counselling, knowledge and application of social work theory and effective prioritisation of tasks is required
  • Eligible for Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) registration

Please address the Key Selection Criteria (both Essential and Desirable) as part of your application.These requirements are listed on the position description.  You are also required to provide a letter of introduction, and updated CV.  The application process is a two-stage recruitment process. Stage one is a brief telephone interview of shortlisted applicants. Successful applicants from stage one will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.


  •   Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs (That’s an additional day off every month!), onsite car parking, close to public transport.

Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

We build teams that embrace our values – caring, excellence, integrity, respect, and unity.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning.

Contact Person Siobhan Feely
Contact Number 93427440
Alternate Contact Person Anna Tasevska
Alternate Contact Number 0393427440
Closing Date 14/08/2019
Position Description
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