- Job no: 61493
- 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.
- Permanent Position
- Full Time at 80 hours per fortnight (including ADO)
- Social Worker, Grade 2- ABI Unit or Sub Acute Wards at Caulfield Hospital
- Caulfield Hospital
- Great Staff Benefits
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. All Social Work staff must be eligible for AASW registration. The Alfred Health Social Work Service provides the workforce to each clinical program and therefore supports each clinical program meeting performance targets including patient experience, access, elective surgery and waitlist management measures.
This is an exciting new role for a Grade 2 Social worker to assist Alfred Health in supporting patients with an Acquired Brain Injury or within the Aged care wards at Caulfield Hospital. The Social Worker is responsible for identifying and meeting the needs of the specialist patient group in collaboration with the clinical units, particularly the management of complex clinical cases. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for this position, including negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal. An ability to display flexibility within work practice and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team are also essential. Development and maintenance of community linkages, collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is an important components in this position. 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. Consultation with NDIS, TAC, Workcover, ACAS, Transitional Care Program (TCP), Carer Services, Office of the Public Advocate (OPA), Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will also form a key component of this role. This role may require the successful candidate to work in either the ABI Unit or in the Sub Acute unit at Caulfield Hospital.
- Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Bachelor of Social Work, or recognised equivalent.
- Experience in an acute hospital setting is preferable.
- Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and with families, exhibiting initiative and facilitative qualities.
- Previous experience working within a hospital setting.
- Knowledge of NDIS, Aged Care services and TAC funding models will be advantageous
- Knowledge of working within an Electronic medical record will be required for this role
- Salary Packaging
- Discounted Health Insurance
- Car Parking (subject to availability)
Please send enquiries to Devereaux de Silva, Social work Manager on 9076 3026
Applications close Wednesday, 1st February 2023
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.
All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.