Social Work Team Leader

Based in a beautiful part of Victoria, working for BRHS will enable you to pursue your profession and have a fantastic work/life balance. You will experience a relaxed lifestyle in a clean, green and beautiful area with significant natural and ecological advantages. With the Gippsland lakes and beaches, national parks and snowfields on your doorstep, this will be the best move you ever made!
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1648855
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Work Team Leader - July 2022.docx.pdf (PDF, 545KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Deborah Eveleigh, General Manager, Allied Health
03 5150 3612

Position Details

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is East Gippsland's largest employer and is a growing regional health service providing a comprehensive array of health care services to our community.  Located in the beautiful Victorian region of East Gippsland, you will relish a relaxed lifestyle living on the Gippsland Lakes with easy access to isolated beaches, the high-country and snow fields. 

                    • Progress your career in a senior clinical & managerial role
                    • Lead a dedicated team of Allied Health professionals
                    • Enjoy a fantastic work/life balance in a stunning part of Victoria     

A rare opportunity has arisen at BRHS to progress your career in a rewarding grade three position and grow your management skills in a supportive and professional environment.

The Contract: Full Time, Ongoing role (Part Time considered)

The Position:

In this diverse role your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing excellent leadership of the social work team to ensure the delivery of appropriate client centred interventions
  • Effective management of a high quality, cost effective, efficient and evidenced based social work service
  • Active involvement in the introduction and embedding of innovative, person centered models of care
  • Maintaining a clinical caseload, providing high quality and efficient interventions

The Department:

The social work department at BRHS provides a service for a diverse caseload in the acute and sub-acute units of our regional hospital in addition to services provided in dialysis, oncology and within the Health Independence Program (HIP). The primary role of the department is to facilitate discharge planning for patients and families within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Key requirements:

  • Experience as a senior Social Worker with a recognised degree in Social Work and evidence of eligibility for membership of AASW
  • Previous management experience or demonstrated interest in and ability to develop skills in the management of a team of health professionals
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide effective leadership and build capability within a team to achieve person-centred health care in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience providing advanced clinical skills in person centred care and discharge planning for patients with complex needs.

Please refer to the position description for other key selection criteria requirements.

Interested? Contact: Deborah Eveleigh, General Manager, Allied & Community Health on 03 5150 3612

Applications close: Sunday 21st August 2022

Submission of Application:

Applications are to be submitted by selecting “Apply Now” below and are to include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (including two recent referees)
  • Response to the full key selection criteria (

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In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of full COVID19 vaccination prior to commencement.


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