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Reference Number 55053
Position Title Senior Social Worker
Location MHFIT Team (Pascoe Vale South)
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Senior Social Worker

  • Searching for a Senior Social Worker Grade 3 to join the North West Area Mental Health Service (NWMHS) in the Mental Health-Forensic Interface Team (MH-FIT) 
  • Ongoing Full Time position
  • Based in Pascoe Vale South

The Royal Melbourne Hospital


As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.  


Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.


Your new team


NorthWestern Mental Health is one of the largest providers of Mental Health Services in Victoria. Our multi-disciplinary workforce of skilled and dynamic clinicians and consumer/carer advisors, provide a recovery-oriented approach to care.


MH-FIT provides a clinical enhancement service for those with a mental illness and at risk of serious offending, especially through violent behaviour.


We provide direct clinical and support services to clients referred through the VFTAC, and support other AMHSs to manage these clients when appropriate.


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Undertake assessment, treatment and support of clients
  • Utilise designated risk assessment screening tools
  • Maximise the use of specific intervention skills as appropriate and as required by consumers, their family/carers and the service
  • Provide primary, secondary and tertiary consultation services
  • Work collaboratively with other NWMH services, external agencies and service providers

Your Contribution

  • Academic Qualifications in Social Work
  • Highly developed mental health assessment skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working knowledge and understanding of culturally sensitive issues and practices
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of community liaison
  • Ability to speak a second relevant language would be well regarded
  • Relevant experience in a forensic mental health setting would be well regarded

Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications. 




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


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.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you provide a certified copy of your qualifications for this position?
Essential: Can you provide evidence of eligibility for membership for the Australian Association of Social Workers for this position?
Essential: Do you have current working rights in Australia and able to provide proof of eligibility?
Contact Person Christine Hodge
Contact Number 83718250
Closing Date 27/01/2021
Position Description
Application Guide click here to view