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Social Worker (Grade 2) - Adult Acute Psychiatry

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68648
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Social Work
  • Permanent, Full-time with flexible ADO
  • Social Worker Grade 2
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

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, Full-time with flexible ADO
  • Based at The Alfred's Adult IPU
  • Social Worker Grade 2
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

What's in it for you

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Fitness Passport (Subscription membership across numerous gyms)
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

About us

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) is responsible for the operation of services, which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental & Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

The IPU is made up of 58 beds distributed across two wards and includes a state-wide psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Each ward has a full range of nursing, allied health and medical staff.

What you’ll be doing

This position contributes to inpatient and family care within the Alfred Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit and forms part of a multi-disciplinary team maintaining close links with the wider Adult Mental Health and addictions service, including the wider community services.  

The candidate will work within the Multi-Disciplinary team and will be accountable for the provision of effective Mental Health Social Work practice and services to consumers, carers and the community, using individual and group evidence-based practice. Building on partnerships between mental health services and the community by networking and liaison with carers/families and community services will be a necessary and significant part of the role.

Social Worker in Mental Health provides a range of services include:

  • Provision of psychosocial functional assessments
  • Evidence based psychological strategies according to consumer need
  • Provision of family and individual therapy
  • Building and maintaining partnerships and networks
  • Crisis Interventions, Discharge, Wellness and safety plans
  • Provide learning environment to graduates and students
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and/ or supervision to junior staff
  • Provide structured group work suitable for acute settings

About you

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and eligibility for membership with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Relevant clinical experience with experience in social work within a mental health-based context
  • Relevant post graduate training in mental health (desirable)
  • Australian working rights and full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, car parking (subject to availability), onsite gym, childcare services, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Great work life balance & located close to public transport and cafes

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Kate Doswell on ph: 0429 279 229

Closing date: Sunday, 14th April 2024 by 11pm AEST

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.