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Reference Number 41511
Position Title Senior Social Worker
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Senior Social Worker – Grade 3 

  • Part-time position, 48hrs/fortnight
  • 2-year appointment (July 2018 - July 2020)
  • Specialist Services- Neuropsychiatry Unit 

Life with Us:

Join our team and contribute to excellence in patient care through Clinical Neuropsychology services within the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus. The Neuropsychiatry Unit is a state-wide specialist diagnostic unit and it has a strong focus in research, consultation, education and training.

The Neuropsychiatry Unit has an 8-bed inpatient unit and runs a variety of specialist outpatient clinics, including Young Onset Dementia, General Neuropsychiatry, Metabolic, Mental Health, Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Huntington’s disease.


A job to be proud of:

  • Provide assessments, integrated casework service and other social work interventions, including: NDIS; ACAS; income support, accommodation placement, applications for Guardianship and Administration orders, counselling, support and information provision regarding resources and services, to clients, their families or carers.
  • Participate in the development of multidisciplinary treatment and outpatient plans for clients and take responsibility for psycho-social assessment and interventions.
  • Maintain accurate written & electronic documentation and records of interventions and services and progress of clients in the inpatient setting.
  • Collaborate with members of the multi-disciplinary team in decision making pertaining to high quality standards of patient care. 
  • The client population is highly varied and the successful applicant would gain skills in the assessment and treatment of people with a range of neurological, psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions. 

Your Contribution:

The Senior Social worker position requires approved training, experience and expertise in social work with a commitment to high standards of patient care including skilled interventions with families, carers and community agencies.  Preferably the applicant would have experience in the area of progressive neurological disorders, aged care, and public mental health or hospital settings.  The position requires a demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team with the capacity to lead and supervise others


Our Commitment to you:

  • NWMH boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
  • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary packaging
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff health service, peer support program and EAP
  • Reward & Recognition Programs

Connect with us:

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


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


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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 Kate McHardy
Contact Number 93424033
Alternate Contact Person Christine Chiappini
Alternate Contact Number 93773400
Closing Date 31/07/2018
Position Description
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