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Reference Number 54462
Position Title Social Worker - Hospital in The Home, Orygen
Location Orygen Youth Health - Footscray
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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  • Provide Social Work specific values and perspective within the multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing Full Time Position - 80 hours per fortnight (open to 0.6EFT-1.0EFT)
  • Be a part of the Hospital in The Home (HiTH) program

Life With Us:

  • The youth HiTH is an addition to the acute services provided at Orygen. The HiTH program will partner with young people, families and carers to provide inpatient like care within the home environment
  • Access to care is provided day 7 days per week by a multidisciplinary team of professionals completing shift work rosters ensuring comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated care
  • The program will play a key role in the support and transition of young people and families between Orygen acute services (Inpatient Unit and Youth Access Team), the continuing care teams and other services within Orygen and NorthWestern Mental Health
  • Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted acute care interventions that can be completed within the home environment

A Job to Be Proud Of:

  • Provide social work specific values and perspective within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide social work interventions such as psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, family based interventions, group interventions and advocacy with other services including legal, education, forensic, substance abuse, accommodation and other services
  • Provide support and professional development around areas of specialist knowledge to members of relevant clinical teams, via training, secondary consultation, supervision and other appropriate strategies. 
  • Be a knowledge resource for the Mental Health Social Work specialty, and build the role of mental health social work within HiTH and the greater Orygen service system.
  • Participate in the emergence and development of the social work role and interventions within the HiTH setting.

Your Contribution:

  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families
  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation

Our Commitment to You: 

  • We are a values based organisation - a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including Annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research 

Connect With Us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.


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.

Contact Person David McMaster
Contact Number 0409866536
Alternate Contact Person Simon Blaikie
Alternate Contact Number 99669100
Closing Date 26/10/2020
Position Description
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