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Social Worker Grade 2 Caulfield Hospital

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69343
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 at 80 hours per fortnight plus ADO
  • Social Worker Grade 2 Classification (SC21-SC24)
  • Great Staff Benefits
  • Caulfield Hospital Location 


The Department

The Social Work Department operates in accordance with the philosophy and goals of The Alfred; a focus on the quality of life and participation in care is a primary goal of the Department.  Social Work aims to identify and assist in addressing the psychosocial impacts of illness and hospitalisation for patients and their families by providing a range of services, such as counselling support, grief and loss support, advocacy, service provision and complex and considered discharge planning.


The Position Summary

The successful applicant will have strong Social work experience to work with patients and families at Caulfield Hospital.  The aim of which is to provide comprehensive discharge planning and support the ongoing development of the Social worker team in collaboration with the Team leader within the Social work Service. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base in relation to hospital Social work supports and services and have a good understanding of dealing with an Elderly and Rehabilitation patient cohort.  An understanding of supports for carers as well as care agencies and external stakeholders are imperative in supporting this patient cohort.  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 is also essential. A significant clinical load is essential in this position as well as providing supervision to staff.


Qualifications and Experience Required

The successful applicant will also need to have experience in counselling, with a particular emphasis on adjustment to illness and hospitalisation.  An understanding of the psychosocial issues associated with patients and their families and the

support services available post-hospitalisation will also be advantageous for this role.  The Grade 2 Social worker will need to know about VCAT/TCP and NDIS processes and be able to support discharge planning.  


Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability)


Please contact Helen Vlahos Social Work Team Leader on 9076 3026


Applications Close Friday, 17 May 2024

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.