Position Details

Reference Number 181127
Position Title Social Worker
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 96
Position Summary
  • Provide a range of psychiatric services to Aged Psychiatry consumers
  • Join a multidisciplinary team where learning and teaching is highly encouraged
  • Permanent Full time or Part time roles

About Our Facility

Barwon Health is the largest health service in regional Victoria and based in Geelong, it is within commuting range from the west side of Melbourne.  With approximately 9,000 employees, 30 sites and a broad range of services, Barwon Health plays a key role in the health and wellbeing of our local community and the Barwon South Western region.

Barwon Health provides a public, clinical, mental health drug and alcohol service for people living in the Barwon region (Including Greater Geelong, the Bellarine, Surf Coast and Colac-Otway regions). We deliver a range of specialist community and hospital-based services for all ages who are experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol challenges.

About the Role

This role forms part of a therapeutic team delivering group, family and individual interventions to the client group. The Social Worker will have a specific focus on people with complex needs, including working with the community case manager/primary nurses and relevant community services on issues of housing, employment, financial matters, family (including dependent children), peer relationships and social isolation due to the impact of trauma, stigma and discrimination. The Social Worker will operate within a multidisciplinary framework contributing to assessment and treatment planning within the service.

About the culture 

Barwon Health is a values driven organisation and you will thrive working in a culture that values respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who takes pride in providing high quality service.  Barwon Health provides a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education in this specialist area.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) and means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health, we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.  We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe StandardsAbout Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Contact Person Jodie Bryans 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0436 432 051 
Contact Email jodie.bryans@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Mark Moran 
Alternate Contact Number  
Alternate Contact Email mark.moran@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 22/08/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.