Position Details
Reference Number 162651
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 3) - Emergency
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 56
Position Summary
  • Join the busy Emergency Department of University Hospital Geelong.
  • Be challenged daily with complex cases requiring the use of your advanced social work skills and knowledge
  • Work with clinicians from key services in the community to ensure the best outcome for patients and their family
  • Ongoing professional development in a supported work environment

About the facility 

Barwon Health is one of the largest regional health services in Victoria, providing care for approximately 80,000 emergency presentations per year. The emergency department have both an adult and paediatric short stay unit to ensure consumers receive the right care, at the right place at the right time.

Under Barwon Health’s emergency model of care patients are streamed to dedicated assessment areas including fast track, adult, paediatric, resuscitation, trauma and mental health areas. Our mission is to improve access and patient flow to provide a sustainable service that ensures high quality, safe, people-focused 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 are required 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 to the Emergency Department. The social work clinician will have an awareness and understanding of the health service environment and be skilled at working in a multidisciplinary team.

This specific role is part of the Emergency Department team, working with complex patient presentations and will require an advanced knowledge of family violence, children at risk, and complex psychosocial presentations.

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 facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

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 on (03) 4215 0520 or 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 Barwon Health are 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: Bachelor/Masters of Social Work degree and eligibility for AASW membership
Essential: Experienced in the leadership and supervision of staff
Essential: Highly developed communication skills - interpersonal, electronic and written
Essential: Research and quality activity experience and skills
Desirable: Relevant postgraduate qualification or working towards same
Desirable: Extensive clinical social work experience, preferably in a hospital/health care setting
Contact Person Jacinta Bourke 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 0777 
Contact Email jacinta.bourke@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 05/10/2020
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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.