Social Worker - Grade 3

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1552614
Closing Date: 08-Aug-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - SOCIAL WORK Grade 3.pdf (PDF, 241KB)


Contact: Jess Adams
(03) 5563 4358 or jfadams@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Social Worker to join our Social Work and Counselling service.  South West Healthcare's Social Work and Counselling department provides best practice support services to clients and their families, to assist them to cope with the effects of illness, grief and loss, trauma and difficult life events.

Services are provided to groups and individuals of all ages, across a range of hospital and community programs. Within the inpatient setting, there is a strong emphasis on discharge planning, frequently with ACAS involvement, along with a focus on supportive counselling for patients and families. Care is delivered as part of an established and progressive multidisciplinary team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Allied Health Assistants, Nursing and Medical services.

South West Healthcare has a well renowned supportive workplace culture and this role is an opportunity to work alongside experienced health professionals in a dynamic team. The Social Work and Counselling department is situated in a new multipurpose community based facility in the centre of Warrnambool, with access to modern well-equipped clinical spaces, fleet vehicles, laptops and remote internet access to assist in the delivery of services.

The role is a permanent part time position at 64 hours per fortnight.      

What you bring

You will have Tertiary qualifications and at least 5 years' experience in Social Work. In this Grade 3 role, you will have an engaging and collaborative leadership style, a strong team ethos, excellent communication and influencing skills and be committed to supporting a positive learning culture.

You will have extensive clinical experience within the health or social services sector, a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of contemporary practice, and you will be looking for an opportunity to enhance and progress your career whilst providing clinical leadership within the department. You will be required be eligible for registration with AASW.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops, and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employments.

Who we are

South West Healthcare is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, subacute, specialist, community, mental health and aged care services. As an organisation we pride ourselves on our values; Caring, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership, and our overall dedication to the local community.

With a population of 35,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

With a range of attractions within 2 to 3 hours' drive from Warrnambool, the region offers a fantastic opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy the beautiful South West. To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jess Adams (Manager Social Work and Counselling) on (03) 5563 4358or email jfadams@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector)(Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2021 with the appropriate classification Social Worker Grade 3.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and Volunteers and need to include: an application letter, responses to Key Selection Criteria, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by 8th August 2021. 

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


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