Position Details


Reference Number 158565
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 2)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Barwon Health only
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 45.00
Position Summary
  • Enjoy a rewarding career with a team of dedicated social workers
  • Make a positive career choice and work for Barwon Health, regional Victoria's largest health care service
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment

About the facility

Barwon Health Social Workers provide services to inpatients (University Hospital Geelong and McKellar Centre), outpatient and community programs.  Social Work services provide assistance to patients and their families with respect to the wide range of personal concerns and practical needs which may arise during treatment.  Social work services are available to current Barwon Health patients and their families/carers.

About the role

This role will provide high quality social work services as part of the inpatient rehabilitation interdisciplinary team. The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Undertake psychosocial assessments involving the patient, family, interdisciplinary team and engaged agencies
  • Work alongside the interdisciplinary team, providing consultation where required
  • Provide clinical intervention, ensuring that the needs of the patient and family are attended too
  • Refer to internal and external services and supports.

About the culture

The Barwon Health social work department is committed to working with consumers 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 to Barwon Health's vision of building healthier lives.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal Employment Plan
  • Our Commitment to Child Safety
  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
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: An AASW accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Masters Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
Desirable: Demonstrated capacity to function independently (needing consultation for exceptional cases rather than routinely requiring guidance/direction).
Desirable: Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional development (eg. post-graduate education, accredited courses, seminars conferences etc).
Contact Person Kaylene McMurrich 
Contact Person Job Title Senior Social Worker 
Contact Number (03) 4215 6017 
Alternate Contact Person Jacinta Bourke 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 0785 
Closing Date 22/03/2019
Position Description
File name 
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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.