Social Worker - Camperdown Mental Health Service

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Camperdown Victoria is located only a 45 minutes’ drive from Warrnambool or less than a 2 and a half hour drive along the Princes Highway from Melbourne. Camperdown is a historically significant town in South West Victoria which is not only home to over 3000 residents but also famous lakes and craters, clocktower, elm-lined boulevard, historic buildings and friendly local community. The Camperdown Campus hospital comprises of a total 63 beds (25 acute, 36 aged care and 2 bed urgent care centre), birthing suites/midwifery services, palliative care services, one operating theatre, radiology and pathology services and district nursing services. Also within Camperdown is the South West Healthcare’s Manifold Place Community Health, David Newman Day Centre and the Camperdown Mental Health Service.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Camperdown - VIC
Reference: VG/1635558
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Mental Health Clinician.pdf (PDF, 298KB)


Contact: Erin Fahey (Team Leader)
5593 6000 or email efahey@swh.net.au

Position Details

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Camperdown Mental Health Service is seeking applications from a committed and dynamic Social Worker to join the team and provide experience, growth and development.

About the role

As a valued member of our multidisciplinary team, you will support consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community. In a recovery oriented model of care, consumers, their families and carers are provided with clinical and non-clinical treatment as part of short and long term case management. Service provision is recovery oriented and trauma informed utilising natural and existing community supports as required in the South West region.

As a Social Worker you will work within the team using systematic mechanisms that ensures regular communication and the flow of information with other clinical staff and professionals, families, and stakeholder groups located both internally and externally to South West Healthcare.

Permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position with a monthly ADO and permanent part time (48 hours per fortnight) position available. Please state preferred hours in cover letter.

What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Social Worker with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services, including a proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to demonstrate good judgement, work planning, decision-making abilities and organisational skills are essential. Applicants must hold degree in Social Work and be eligible for membership with the 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 employment.
  • Relocation support available.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 3 July 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate classification Social Worker Grade 2.

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

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au


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