Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Social Work
Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Full time position - 80 hours including ADO
Grade 3 Social Worker
Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services, which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne. The Alfred Mental and Addictions Health team on the inpatient unit in Alfred hospital consists of Social work, nursing, occupational therapists, psychologists, art and music therapy, consultant psychiatrists and medical staff.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the provision and leadership of social work services, particularly in managing complex cases, and clinical development within the Alfred Psychiatry Acute Program. Teaching, education and implementation of research and quality improvement activities for the clinical specialty are also important components of the role. You will be expected to contribute to the ongoing professional development of Social Work staff and demonstrate a commitment to evidence based practice. As the successful applicant you will work within the Acute Inpatient Units undertaking both a direct clinical role and a Leadership, Administrative, Strategic and Supervisory role.
To be successful in your application you will hold a Bachelor of Social Work or the equivalent and have demonstrated skills and knowledge in the provision of complex social work services within an acute health care environment.
Social Work degree
Masters or working towards
Eligibility for membership of AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers). Bachelor of Social Work, recognised equivalent.
Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the provision of complex social work services within an acute health care environment
Accredited mental health SW in accordance with AASW requirements
4-5 years Post Graduate exposure to complex case management in mental health
Acute mental health experience
For more detail on the role please contact Elsa Car on 0481 159 104
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.