Position Details
Reference Number 181773
Position Title Senior Social Worker
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location 131 Myers Street
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Utilise your expert skills to treat consumers with acute needs
  • Enjoy a role that maximises your potential and enables you to achieve your own ambitions 
  • Permanent Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight

About the facility

The Acute Intervention Service's Community Outreach team is a 7 day a week service with two shifts (AM/PM). The team is a tertiary level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team. Its aim is to provide timely and effective assessment, treatment and assertive support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or alcohol and other drug (AOD) needs up to a maximum of a 28-day period.

About the role

As the successful applicant you will provide systems based assessment and treatment for consumers and their families/carers in the acute phase of their mental illness and / AOD use with a focus on Social Work specific interventions.  You will demonstrate leadership in both the ongoing development of the acute intervention service and day-day operations of the team. You will also provide support to grade 1 Social workers and students within the team.

Our team allows you to demonstrate and grow as a senior clinician with primarily clinical interventions as well as leadership and operational opportunities.

You will work alongside other Clinicians and Senior Clinicians from all disciplines, including AOD specialists, Peer workers with a lived experience and psychiatrists.

Hours – Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

About the culture

We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.

Barwon Health staff benefits

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

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.

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. 

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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?
Essential: Previous experience as a Grade 2 Social Worker in mental health
Essential: Previous supervision experience
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Justine Maggs 
Contact Person Job Title Manager 
Contact Number 0448823693 
Closing Date 20/10/2023
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.