Position Details


Reference Number 182227
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 3)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Women, Children & Families
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 44
Position Summary
  • Join a close and supportive interdisciplinary team who value each individuals contribution
  • Temporary part time - 44 hours per fortnight role
  • Develop your skills with training opportunities across a network of paediatric rehabilitation providers

About the facility

The McKellar Centre is the sub-acute campus of Barwon Health, servicing the region of greater Geelong and more broadly the south-west region of Victoria.  It includes a 100 bed inpatient facility for Rehabilitation, GEM and Palliative Care streams, as well as outpatient and home-based rehabilitation services.  Mature and dynamic inter-disciplinary teams provide neurological, orthopaedic, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and amputee rehabilitation as well as paediatric and transition rehabilitation services.  Barwon Health is affiliated with Deakin University, and is a major provider of teaching to medical, nursing and allied health students.

The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) is located at McKellar Kids Rehab, a brand new centre designed by kids for kids. 

About the role

As the Senior Social Worker, you will provide specialist clinical care in an interdisciplinary model to children, adolescents, and their families. You will ensure a best practice approach to the delivery of services, focusing on the consumer's needs in the context of everyday activities and lifetime opportunities. The services encourage innovation and working with families to get the best outcomes for young people.

The Senior Social Worker has a clinical leadership role in implementing aspects of the service model and strategic direction in consultation with the McKellar Kids Rehab Co-ordinator and in ensuring best practice and evidence based approach to the delivery of services.

There is likely to be some travel to community organisations and to other Health Services. 

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

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 Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djilang, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • 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 Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

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.

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?
Essential: Specialist expertise in the rehabilitation management of children/adolescents. Competencies would include but are not limited to Care Planning and Goal setting.
Essential: Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent, Eligibility for membership of Australian Association Social Workers (AASW).
Essential: Sound understanding of relevant Legislative Acts pertaining to the wellbeing of children.
Essential: Sound understanding of Family Violence legislation and child information sharing schemes.
Essential: Experience working with children at risk and ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments.
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 Therese Clark 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0430 342 584 
Closing Date 14/12/2023
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.