Position Details


Reference Number 150913
Position Title Senior Social Worker VPRS
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary
  • Join a close and supportive interdisciplinary team who value each individuals contribution
  • Expand your skills in paediatric rehabilitation
  • Grow and develop your talents and capabilities with support and training opportunities across a state work network of paediatric rehabilitation providers
  • Build your career with Victoria’s regional leading healthcare service

About the facility

The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) is located at the McKellar Centre within The Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC). We provide team rehabilitation on an outpatient basis to young people living in the community. Clients are provided with flexible, goal orientated and individually tailored programs.

About the role

As the Social Worker, you will provide specialist clinical care in an interdisciplinary model to children and adolescents requiring rehabilitation, major illness, injury or elective procedures. You will ensure a best practice approach to the delivery of rehabilitation, focusing on the child’s needs in the context of everyday activities and lifetime opportunities. The service encourages innovation and working with families to get the best outcomes for young people.

There is likely to be some travel to community organisations and schools when you facilitate a young person to achieve their goals. There may also be some travel required to other Health Services. You will act in Accordance with Barwon Health’s Vision and Values and VPRS Barwon Health’s team behaviours.

About the culture

We have a passion for working with young people and their families. We like to have fun, be dynamic and innovative. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care. 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

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our consumers including children and appropriate rigorous reference and background checks will be undertaken.   

Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Bachelor of Social Work or recognised equivalent with a minimum of seven (7) years post graduate experience with specific knowledge/experience in paediatric rehabilitation.
Essential: Eligible for membership of AASW
Essential: Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
Essential: Working with Children’s Check
Desirable: Ability to provide effective professional leadership, mentoring and clinical education
Desirable: Skill in the evaluation and implementation of evidence based practice and modification of service delivery
Contact Person Tamara Jennings 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 5314 
Contact Email tamaraj@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Natalie Anderson 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 5301 
Closing Date 23/10/2017
Position Description
File name 
VPRS Social Work Gd3 PD Locum 2017.docx 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.