Category: 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.
Fixed term - until November 2022
Part-Time –72 hours per fortnight, Monday-Friday
Classification code – Social Work Grade 2 year 1-4 or Equivalent education or experience
Hospital Admissions Risk Program Complex Care (HARP CC) is a HIP program and in Alfred Health sits within Alfred Home - Acute and Community (HAC). The role of HARP as described by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is to “provide hospital substitution and diversion by supporting people in the community, in ambulatory settings, and in people’s homes.” Alfred Health’s HARP Complex Care Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary workforce working in an interdisciplinary model of care.
The Alfred's Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) is seeking an experienced healthcare professional to take up the role of crisis housing worker and case manager. This role works across the Alfred's Emergency Department and in the community to support the psychosocial needs of vulnerable client cohorts. Familiarity with the housing sector and the complexity of this target cohort is important to the role. The incumbent works across the healthcare and housing sector to provide coordination of, and access to, services. The role assists in managing ED flow through the timely response to clients whose key issues are housing/psychosocial. The role is located within HARP's Alfred team and supported within an interdisciplnary model of care. Clinical experience in the drug and alcohol sector is an advantage.
For more information please view the position description.
Skills and Experience Required
A tertiary qualification in health-related field
Current professional registration with AHPRA (except for Social Work which is not incorporated currently in the AHPRA registration framework)
Four years of experience post-qualification
Demonstrated commitment to professional development
Experience and in-depth understanding of the community housing sector
Experience caring for complex clients in the community or complex discharge planning from an inpatient setting
Sound understanding of ACAS, home care packages, My Age Care, NDIS, and other essential primary care stakeholders
Knowledge on how to improve patient safety and quality of life through the promotion of health independence.
Be able to recognize deterioration and or risk in the community and escalate appropriately
A strong interest in caring for people who experience significant challenges in both chronic disease, vulnerability, and psychosocial complexities
Working with children's check
Discounted health insurance
All queries to Hannah Byrne 0428 645 237.
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.