Social Worker


Reference: 38159

Seeking an enthusiastic Grade 3 Social Worker to join our Footscray team on a temporary full-time basis (maternity leave backfill). The successful applicant will demonstrates high level open and effective communication, can lead and promote effective teamwork, deliver high quality person centred interprofessional care, and exhibits ethical and professional responsibility.


This role is suited to 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.


To be Successful in this Role you


  • have a minimum 7 years clinical social work experience preferably in a hospital setting

  • exhibit sound leadership skills, experience and behaviour, in addition to highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • demonstrate extensive, evidence based specialist knowledge, clinical reasoning and competencies, to lead and enhance patient care in area of practice

  • are able to lead service development and evaluation through quality improvement activities or research projects where appropriate

  • provide high quality clinical supervision to staff and students as required, that encompasses performance development planning and performance management as relevant

About Us


Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people 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 comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.


Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:


  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

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.