Social Worker


Reference Number 43781
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Ward E
Location Casey Hospital
Position Summary

  • Social Work – Ward E, Adult Mental Health, Casey Hospital.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

About Us

Ward E is a 30 bed Acute Adult Mental Health Inpatient Ward with a highly motivated, collaborative, multidisciplinary team providing outstanding person centred care to adult clients (aged 25-64 years) who are acutely unwell due to a relapse of their mental illness or other mental health issues and cannot receive care in a less restrictive environment.

About The Role

We are excited to announce a Grade 2 Social Worker position at Ward E, based at Casey Hospital. This individual will be enthusiastic, compassionate and able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

In this SW Grade 2 position, the Social Worker will:

  • Provide comprehensive psychosocial assessments and interventions for individuals within service.
  • Provide direct clinical service to meet the needs of individuals, families and carers
  • Ensure all clients are reviewed on entry to the service and at milestones as outlined by the service objectives
  • Be a team player in the development of Ward E initiatives, as well as in the multidisciplinary team
  • Build and maintain partnership with community supports and services, both government and non-government agencies
  • Maintain client safety at all times through risk minimising work practice
  • Actively participate in training program for social work students and other professional development activities
  • Comply with completion of all OH&S and other mandatory training
  • Commitment to ongoing performance enhancement plan at 3 months and annually, with 6 monthly reviews

About You

You are an excellent communicator, driven to achieve positive outcomes for patients within the Acute Adult Mental Health ward. You're able to work collaboratively within a small team, thrive working in a dynamic, fast paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of person centred care to all patients. You are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What You Need:

  • An approved degree in Social Work- BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK or MASTER SOCIAL WORK (QUALIFYING)
  • Demonstrated experience (At least two years relevant clinical social work experience preferably in a health care setting)
  • Registered with AASW or eligible for AASW membership
  • Australian working rights

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Apply NOW to join ward E's Social work team at Casey Hospital!



Selection Criteria Has experience in Adult Mental Health
Contact Person Name Position Phone Email
Gregory Arundel Acting Nurse Manager (03) 8768 1636 Gregory.Arundel@monashhealth.org

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