Social Worker Senior Clinician Warrnambool Adult Mental Health

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.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1735448-3
Closing Date: 10-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Mental Heath Clinician Warrnambool Adult Mental Health POSITION DESCRIPTION.pdf (PDF, 451KB)

Contact: Olivia Walker (Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental He
5563 4333 or email

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) has an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join the multi-disciplinary Team as the Senior Clinician within the Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Service. 

This role will work alongside the Manager and Psychiatrists in leading and coordinating the multi-disciplinary team to provide high quality integrated mental health services. Under direction they are responsible for the coordination of daily clinical practices including the distribution of work in an efficient and equitable manner.

This is a permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position, with a monthly ADO.  Part time applications will also be considered. 

Social Worker (Grade 3)

  • Salary Range: $99,606.00 -  $113,796.80 pro rata, plus superannuation

 What you bring

The successful applicant will have previous experience in mental health assessment, risk assessment or related activities and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and policy directions of psychiatric services. You must also hold appropriate qualifications and registration with relevant Board of Association.

 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.

 Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

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.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

 How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Tuesday 10 October 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

  Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024

   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

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