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Social Work Allied Health Assistant Caulfield Hospital

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64590
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Allied Health Assistance

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 at 80 hours per fortnight 

AHA Grade 2 Classification (IN29)

Caulfield Hospital


The Department

The Alfred Health Social Work Service operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals.  The Social Work Service is aligned to the Alfred Health strategic goals and operational performance targets.  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.  To apply for this role- the candidate must have relevant experience in working within a Social work setting in a health service.

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 Alfred Health Social Work Service provides the workforce to each clinical program and therefore supports each clinical program in meeting performance targets including patient experience, access, elective surgery and waitlist management measures.


The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced hospital Allied Health Assistant to join the dynamic team, becoming part of a supportive department committed to excellence and innovation. This position involves providing Allied Health Assistant support to the Social Work Service, predominantly at Caulfield Hospital across all wards as designated by the Team leader.   The candidate will work as part of a motivated team where responsibilities include the organisation and communication of a range of administrative and patient-related activities. The Allied Health Assistant works closely with the interdisciplinary team to provide a flexible and responsive service that works to meet each client’s identified therapeutic and discharge goals. 


Skills and Qualifications Required 

The Allied Health Assistant Role is responsible for:

  • Assisting with paperwork relevant to patient discharge planning where complex engagement by social work is required such as referral so VPTAS, HARP, ACAS, TCP & MAC and an understanding of NDIS supports would be advantageous 
  • Assisting social workers in communicating with service providers and making referrals to external service providers.
  • Sourcing, collating, maintaining and updating ward and department resources including Council resources, meal options, and Centrelink information accommodation options.
  • Ensuring confidential client records are kept in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Effectively managing reception desk enquiries from patients, other hospital staff and visitors, and accepting delivery of goods as and when required.  
  • Maintaining departmental forms and Social Work resources (including ensuring an adequate supply of, VCAT forms, Centrelink and Aged Care Packs).
  • Maintaining resource files and active management and maintenance of online resources to create an easily accessible online resource file.
  • Keeping up-to-date statistics on Cerner.


Staff Benefits

•    Salary Packaging

•    Discounted Health Insurance

•    Car Parking (subject to availability)


Applications close May 29, 2023


Please contact Jo Matchado on 9076 3026 if you have any questions

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 accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 


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