Position Details
Reference Number 35636
Position Title Social Worker
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an enthusiastic Grade 1 Social Worker who demonstrates excellent communication skills, exhibits ethical and professional responsibility, and is keen to further develop clinical and research skills in an exciting and innovative work environment.

  • Permanent, Full-Time
  • Rotation position across Western Health sites
  • Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in different areas of public health
  • Supported by a structured supervision program focusing on reflective practice, ongoing professional development and learning

An excellent opportunity for a motivated social worker who is continually striving to provide innovative and effective social work interventions, and wanting to be challenged through responding to the diverse needs of the community. This role supports social work career progression through opportunities for further learning and participation in team and departmental activities.


  • Provide a timely response to referrals, through application of an evidence based clinical assessment and intervention using a person centred approach
  • Participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team to enable safe discharge and facilitate patient flow
  • Participate in relevant committees, working groups and meetings
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies
  • Support and contribute to research, quality and continuous improvement activities

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor/Masters of Social Work degree and eligibility for AASW membership
  • Sound interpersonal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current Working With Children Check


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)?
Contact Person Fiona Holland
Contact Number 0435961555
Alternate Contact Person Benjamin Orams
Alternate Contact Number 0466534386
Closing Date 27/10/2019
Position Description Grade 1 SW PD Sep 2019.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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