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.
The Department of Patient and Family Services was inaugurated in 1994 as a result of a review that was undertaken which amalgamated Social Work, Interpreters and Pastoral Care. The Patient and Family Services 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.
An exciting role exists within the Social work department at Alfred Health to provide a Social work service on a casual basis. To be successful in this role you would require experience in providing counselling, advocacy, crisis intervention support, service coordination and discharge planning to patients and families.
Approved degree in Social Work and evidence of eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Advanced social work skills and experience as evidenced by (preferably) 4 or more years post qualifying experience (minimum of 3) and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
A working understanding of the NDIS and current processes around this service
Ability to develop and foster collaborative working arrangements and strategic alliance with relevant key stakeholders and organisations.
Demonstrated experience in social work student supervision and an interest and commitment in the professional supervision of staff.
Experience in the ability to be a team player within the larger clinical service team of Renal/General Medicine and demonstrated experience in supporting the leadership within a team and working together with Team Leaders to promote and assist in the leadership of the social work service.
Demonstrated ability to manage both an inpatient and outpatient caseload
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in an acute hospital setting is essential to this role
Evidence of involvement in and/or understanding of principles of research and evaluation.
Will need a current Working with Children’s check to undertake this role.
Desirable Post graduate qualifications in Social Work or a related field.
Discount Health Insurance
Car Parking (subject to availability)
Child care services
Closing date: Thursday 26 March, 2020
If you are interested in this role please contact: Devereaux de Silva 0417 666 203
Flexible hours and working arrangements will be accommodated within this role.
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.