Social Worker

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1375126
Closing Date: 03-Feb-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Worker Grade 1 May 2018.pdf (PDF, 117KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

South West Healthcare (SWH) Social Work and Counselling team has undergone significant growth recently, with expanded service delivery providing opportunities for enthusiastic Social Workers in a range of areas including counselling, case management, advocacy, welfare work, group work and health promotion. There is a strong focus on multidisciplinary teams and a patient centred approach to care. 

Grade 1 Social Workers looking for clinical experience would enjoy this full time, temporary 12 month role within an existing team of experienced clinicians who provide support and supervision. More experienced clinicians will be challenged by a diverse workload and have the ability to expand their skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills, well-grounded assessment and treatment skills, an ability to display flexibility within work practice, and an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. All applicants should hold relevant tertiary qualifications, eligibility for registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and display an aptitude to work within a healthcare setting.

Position descriptions and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Julia Winstanley (Social Work, Counselling and Aboriginal Health Manager) on 03 5563 1421 or email

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children (WWC) Check and Victoria Driver's License and will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 3 February 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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