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Social Worker Grade 4 ABI Unit

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 3 days
    Published on 16 Sep 2022
  • Job no: 59742
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Social Work

Alfred Health

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.

  • Permanent Position
  • Full Time (80 Hours per fortnight) 
  • Grade 4- Acquired Brain Injury Unit/ Better at Home Lead
  • Caulfield Hospital Location
  • Great Staff Benefits

The Department
The Alfred Health Social Work Service operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals.  


The Social Work Service includes approximately 52 EFT (operational reports) with an additional 70 EFT (professional reports) who provide interventions to inpatients and outpatients across all Alfred Health clinical programs. The Social Work Service is aligned to the Alfred Health strategic goals and operational performance targets. 


The Social Work Service is committed to the teaching and ongoing professional education of staff and students, research and quality improvement activities.  All Social Work staff must meet the profession’s competency-based minimum standards of practice at all times and must be eligible for AASW registration. 


The Role
The Grade 4 ABI/Better at home Lead will be recognised as a clinical expert by peers across and external to the profession and will motivate and inspire others.  The Grade 4 will foster innovation and excellence in the delivery of Social Work services to Caulfield Hospital patients and across Alfred Health.  The Grade 4 will be a leader in contributing to knowledge and expertise in the ABI and Better at Home Services while managing an individual clinical caseload in their area of clinical speciality for over 60% of their time.  They will balance their remaining time taking a key role in education, high level supervision, research and quality improvement.  


Skills/Qualifications Required 
The Grade 4 ABI/Better at Home Lead role is responsible for:

•    Providing the clinical leadership for social work and wider allied health services in the ABI and Better at Home Services
•    Providing expert assessment and management of patients within the ABI Service, primarily in the areas of high level therapeutic input for patients and families, complex discharge planning and management of legal issues. 
•    Providing leadership and support to a team of Social work staff and assisting in the development of a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to achieve optimal patient care and outcomes and to minimise clinical risk.
•    Providing leadership to enhance the clinical and professional skills of the ABI and Better at Home teams, the Social Work Department staff and students. 
•    Providing regular clinical supervision to senior staff across the sub-acute program to engender excellence in the Social Work Service.


Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)


Please address the Key Selection Criteria in your application

Applications close October 01, 2022

Please send all enquiries to Maria Pavlou, Deputy Social Work Manager: 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.

    In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


    • Closes in 3 days - 01 Oct 2022
    • Published on 16 Sep 2022, 1:24 AM