Social Worker - Grade Two

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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/CWP/1743388
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Worker Grade 2 - May 2023.pdf (PDF, 551KB)

Contact: Richard Van Der Merwe, Social Work Team Leader
03 5150 3388

Position Details

  • Rewarding and diverse position
  • Challenge and growth opportunity
  • Exposure to new learning opportunities including process improvement

Contract: Ongoing, Full-Time position.

A fantastic opportunity exists to join our supportive Allied Health team and gain valuable experience in a hospital setting. This is a great chance to engage in a new challenge, progress your career and enjoy a fantastic work/life balance in a beautiful location in East Gippsland.

The Position:

In this role 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 across the Health Service including to 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.

Salary is dependent on experience with a base salary range of Grade 2, Year 1 $86,730 Year 4 $99,699.

Why should you Apply?

  • Experience rewarding community connections in both your professional and personal life
  • Make a real difference in a small, welcoming community
  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay
  • Enjoy a supportive culture with a values-based environment
  • Employer visa sponsorship for overseas applicants available.
  • Overseas applicants may be eligible for the $13,000 Victorian Government Relocation Support package
  • If relocating to the area, assistance with accommodation is offered

Key criteria you need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in social work.
  • Demonstrated professional competencies in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, clinical reasoning, and formulating targeted treatment plans/interventions with achievable goals for clients.
  • Demonstrated 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.

Please view the position description for the full key selection criteria


Applications close: Sunday 24th September 2023

For more information contact: Richard Van Der Merwe, Social Work Team Leader on 03 5150 3388

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 (as listed in the attached position description)

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In accordance with 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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