Position Details


Reference Number 175836
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 2)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Community Rehab Facility
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Be part of a team who are focused on providing the highest quality patient-centred care
  • Enjoy a role that will be varied, challenging and rewarding
  • Apply now for a fantastic professional development opportunity

About the facility - Social Work

Barwon Health Social Work is committed to working with you to achieve the best possible levels of personal and social wellbeing in the context of illness, disability, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. This is guided by a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the enhancement of quality of life. This is achieved through direct service provision, teaching and research and contributes to Barwon Health's goal of providing optimal health care.

About the role 

Our Social Workers work across a diverse range of the health areas including acute, sub-acute and community-based program areas in a number of campuses of Barwon Health and require to have established clinical knowledge and skills relevant to working as an advanced clinician in a health setting. The role will deliver an excellent social work service.

As the Social Worker (Grade 2) you will have an awareness and understanding of the health service environment and be skilled at working in a multidisciplinary team. Some parts of our service work across a 7-day-a-week roster.  These roles can work across both the UHG campus and the McKellar IRC campus. There is an expectation that our Grade 2 Social Workers rotate and work across all areas of the social work department.

Duties of your role include, but not limited to:

  • Provide psychosocial assessment involving the patient, family and engaged agencies
  • Work alongside treating team, providing consultation where required
  • Provide clinical intervention ensuring that the needs of the client and family are attended to
  • Refer patients to appropriate Barwon Health departments or external agency as appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate records as required by Barwon Health and statutory authority

About the culture

Barwon Health Social Work is committed to working with you to achieve the best possible levels of personal and social wellbeing in the context of illness, disability, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. This is guided by a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the enhancement of quality of life. This is achieved through direct service provision, teaching and research and contributes to Barwon Health's goal of providing optimal health care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility/program
  • 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.

We at Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses) 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?
Essential: Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional development (eg. post-graduate education, accredited courses, seminars conferences etc).
Essential: Demonstrated capacity to work independently on complex cases (needing consultation for exceptional cases rather than routinely requiring guidance/direction).
Essential: Demonstrated capacity to articulate social work practice to other professions.
Essential: Demonstrated experience in social work student supervision and/or teaching.
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 Jennifer Buchanan 
Contact Person Job Title senior social work, IRC 
Contact Number (03) 4215 6008 
Contact Email jennifer.buchanan@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Karen Todd 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 0777 
Alternate Contact Email karen.todd@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 08/08/2022
Position Description
File name 
Allied Health Social Worker Grade 2_ (1).pdf Open
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.