Position Details
Reference Number 35758
Position Title Social Worker - Grade 3
Employment Type Temporary Part 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 3 Social Worker who demonstrates high level open and effective communication, can lead and promote effective teamwork, deliver high quality person centred inter-professional care, and exhibits ethical and professional responsibility.

  • Temporary part-time
  • Leads a small team of social workers
  • Maintains a clinical caseload
  • Leadership development and career pathway opportunities

An excellent opportunity for an experienced social worker who can demonstrate a high level of specialised clinical knowledge and capability to provide professional supervision and clinical leadership to a small social work team.  This role contributes to professional and service development, leads research and quality activities, supports the clinical education program, and holds responsibility for data reporting and analysis. This role supports social work career progression through opportunities for further learning and participation in departmental and organisational committees and activities.


  • Demonstrate extensive, evidence based specialist knowledge, clinical reasoning and competencies, to lead and enhance patient care in area of practice
  • Lead service development and evaluation through quality improvement activities or research projects where appropriate
  • Participate and represent the service in consultation with service manager at relevant committees, working groups and meetings
  • Provide high quality clinical supervision to junior staff and students as required, that is timely, flexible and responsible, that encompasses performance development planning and performance management where relevant
  • Demonstrate flexibility/responsiveness within professional practice/duties/roles and assume extra responsibility as required to meet organisational priorities and appropriately delegates as necessary

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor/Masters of Social Work degree and eligibility for AASW membership
  • Minimum 7 years clinical social work experience
  • Experience in leadership and supervision of staff
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Research and quality activity experience
  • 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.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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 28/11/2019
Position Description Grade 3 SW PD Sep 2019.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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