Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Social Work
Part-time – 64 hours per fortnight
Classification code – SC11
DEPARTMENT The Social Work Department operates in accordance with the philosophy and goals of The Alfred. A focus on quality of life and participation in care is a primary goal of the Department.Social Work aims to identify and address the psychosocial impacts of illness and hospitalisation for patients and their families by providing a range of services which increase quality of life and participation in care. Social Work also assists patients and their families with a smooth transition from hospital to home. POSITION The Social Worker is responsible for the provision of social work services to patients and their families/significant others in a range of clinical areas. The Social Worker is expected to participate in the Department’s Priority System. Development and maintenance of community linkages are important in this position. The worker will be required to consult with staff, both Social Workers and those from other disciplines, on issues relevant to patient care and provide advanced case work expertise.
Flexibility to work within any of the Departments Service areas is also essential whether that be specified units on either a permanent or temporary basis. The Social Worker will also be expected to be an active contributor to team and departmental activities, such as quality improvement programs and development of service initiatives within the specialty area, and priority allocation.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Working knowledge of Acute Hospital system and resources.
Demonstrated sound base knowledge in Social Work theory and practice
Information, communication and technology focused
Effective communication and interpersonal skills; professional appearance and manner
Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement.
Ability to exercise professional judgement and seek advice and assistance when required/appropriate
Able to give and receive constructive feedback
Effective planning, problem solving, organisation and prioritisation skills
Discount Health Insurance
Car Parking (subject to availability)
Child care services
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Devereaux DeSilva on 9076 3026.