Position Details


Reference Number 174579
Position Title Social Worker (Grade 2) - Women's and Children's Services
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 66.2
Position Summary
  • Join the Women's and Children's Social Work Team at 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 the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health services with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

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.  As the Social Worker (Grade 2) you will deliver an excellent social work service to the Women's and Children's Team. 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 Paediatric Outpatients 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/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. You will be required to upload your Immunisation History with evidence of your recent influenza vaccination received post March 2022 in the application process.

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: AASW accredited Bachelor Degree of entry level Masters Degree of Social Work that provided eligibility of Membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
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: Demonstrated experience in managing complex caseloads.
Essential: Ability to be flexible and work across many ward areas. Evidence of understanding of research/evaluation principles.
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 Karin Buckle 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 0777 
Contact Email karinb@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Tamra Ryder 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 0777  
Alternate Contact Email tamra.ryder@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 12/08/2022
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.