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.
Grade 2 Casual/ Daytime & Weekend Service- The Alfred
The Patient and Family Services 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.
The Social Worker is responsible for the provision of social work services to patients and their families/significant others within the Social work department. Flexibility to work within any of the units covered by the Social work service is essential, as is regular participation in the Department’s Priority System. An advanced knowledge of Acute and/or Sub Acute Hospital systems is essential for this role. A demonstrated knowledge of hospital discharge planning and Social work provision will be required as well as demonstrated expert knowledge in Social Work theory and practice skills. Advanced Information technology skills and an advanced understanding of working within an Electronic medical record is also crucial. 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. This role will work across the Social work department. There is the opportunity for flexible working arrangements to be considered. This role is casual and we are currently looking for staff available to work weekdays as well as on our weekend roster.
Eligibility for membership of Australian Association of Social Workers. Bachelor of Social Work, or recognised equivalent.
Experience: Experience in an acute or sub acute hospital setting is preferable.
Personal: Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and with families, exhibiting initiative and facilitative qualities.
Location: This position may be required to work at any or all campuses of the Alfred Health as and when required.
Easy public transport access
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Maria Pavlou- Deputy Social work Manager on 9076 3026
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.