Senior social worker, ravenhall moroka

Position Summary

  • Fixed term until 29/05/2020
  • Based at Ravenhall
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.
Located in Melbourne's west, Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a medium-security men's prison which provides world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria, in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.

About the role:
The position is responsible for the ongoing development and planning of social work services in order to achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care. The Social Worker will provide high level consultation and advice on complex clinical and welfare matters, provide professional leadership within the organisation and contribute to special projects, committees and working parties including the development of policy and procedures. As a senior professional representative, the position also provides consultancy and advice to other agencies and key stakeholders.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in providing high-level consultation and advice to members of the multi-disciplinary team on social work and related issues as well as undertaking structured risk assessments of patients.

Skill, experience and qualifications

  • Approved degree in Social Work, or other qualifications approved for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Extensive experience in a relevant social work setting.
  • Significant knowledge of contemporary psychiatric treatment methods.
  • A sound knowledge of legislation relevant to the target population
  • Proven skills and experience in the development and implementation of complex plans in relation to direct and indirect practice.


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions
  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Post graduate scholarship programs
  • Ongoing training and full orientation
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: staff gym, staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check.



Posted: 14 August 2019

Will be removed: 29 August 2019

Location:  Melbourne, VIC