Social Worker - Grade One or Two

BRHS is based in a beautiful part of Victoria on the Gippsland Lakes. This role will enable you to pursue your career goals whilst enjoying a fantastic work/life balance as part of a friendly, regional community. This is a full time parental leave replacement position however a casual role is also available.
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1463800
Closing Date: 14-Jun-2020
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Worker Grade 1 - 1463800 - May 2020.docx.pdf (PDF, 533KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - Social Worker Grade 2 - 1463800 - May 2020.docx.pdf (PDF, 533KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jane O'Shanassy, Acting Social Work Team
03 5150 3388

Position Details

Parental Leave relief role, Full time (Job share considered)

A casual role is also available.                                 

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced Social Worker to join our dedicated multidisciplinary Allied Health Unit.  This is a great chance to progress your career and enjoy a great work/life balance in a beautiful location in East Gippsland.

The Position:

As a Grade Two Social Worker you will be responsible for the delivery of effective Social Work services that support improved health outcomes for clients.  Your work will include crisis intervention, counselling, casework, case coordination, group work, client advocacy, advanced care planning, effective discharge planning and participation in quality improvement activities. 

The Department:

The BRHS Social Work team provides a diverse range of services including the acute and sub-acute units, Dialysis, Oncology, Emergency Department and Community Health.  Services include psychosocial assessments, complex discharge planning, loss and grief counselling, advocacy, practical and emotional support, child protection and services to residential aged care.

What you need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work
  • Advanced social work skills in individual, family work, crisis intervention and client centred care planning skills in a hospital or related setting
  • Knowledge of the application of social work theory, practice frameworks and principles, in the context of evidence based practice (EBP) for the current health care environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including exceptional communication (verbal and written), collaboration, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Professional competencies in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, clinical reasoning, and formulating targeted treatment plans/interventions with achievable goals for clients.
  • Previous experience within a hospital or health care environment is desirable.

Why should you Apply?

This is a rewarding and diverse position with opportunities to be involved in process improvements and project work, all contributing to the progression of your career.  In this role you will enjoy being part of our close-knit and supportive Allied Health team and an organisation with a focus on safe and effective care, quality improvement and staff professional development. You will have access to an extensive range of salary packaging options, initial accommodation support and our Health and Wellbeing program.


Contact: Jane O'Shanassy, Acting Social Work Team Leader on 03 5150 3388


To be submitted online at by Sunday 14th June 2020

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