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Social Worker Grade 2

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Full Time permanent position at Normanby Unit, St. George’s, Kew location
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated social worker to join our in-patient multidisciplinary team at Normanby Unit, St George’s campus in Kew. You will provide responsive and comprehensive social work services, direct clinical care for consumers and support to staff, students and peers within the multidisciplinary team using a recovery-focused framework. You will provide social work services such as facilitating residential care transfers and discharges, family meetings, linking the patient and the family to community support services and working closely with the team to achieve positive outcomes for patients and their families.

Applicants will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills and are required to have a Bachelor of Social Work and to be eligible for membership of the AASW.

Experience in psychiatry, and aged care is preferred. This position gives opportunities for training, research and professional development working with a skilled, dedicated and experienced team of staff.

The position is Monday to Friday, office hours and is based at St George’s, Cotham Road Kew.

Classifications for this position will range from Social Worker Grade 2 YC42 - YC45 ($86,304 - $99,210 per annum)

Your Contribution

  • Post qualification clinical experience with older adults including consumers with a serious mental illness, complex needs and support to their carers’.
  • Strong understanding of evidenced based practice.
  • Clear motivation to support clinical practice and professional practice development.
  • Engaging with St Vincent’s social work service structures to enhance best practice care.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License and able to drive St Vincent’s vehicles.
  • Current National Criminal History Check, or willing to obtain

What We Offer

  • A focus on wellbeing initiatives, with regular events and programs
  • Confidential, solutions-focused employee counselling
  • A healthy work/life balance encouraged. Full time employment comes with a monthly Accrued Day Off (additional day off per month!)
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Regular opportunities for professional development to assist you to reach your career goals
  • Culture of continuous improvement

Working at St. Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.

About St Vincent’s and Aged Mental Health

St Vincent’s is proud of its international reputation for delivery of Mental Health Services and the values of St Vincent Health Australia. SVHM Mental Health service consists of a variety of inpatient, specialist and community programs and utilises a strengths/recovery orientated approach. The St Vincent’s Aged Mental Health Service comprises the Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team (APATT), Residential Support Team (RSP) and Healthy Ageing Service (HAS), Normanby Unit (20 bed acute mental health inpatient care) and continuing care via the Psychogeriatric Nursing Homes (PGNHs).

  • We believe in a recovery approach, based on people’s personal strengths.
  • We believe that people have the capacity to recover, reclaim and transform their lives.
  • You will join a cohesive, supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of colleagues and consumers.


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.


For further Information regarding the position contact Chris Harrison, Manager, Aged Mental Health phone: 9231 8443.

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Social WorkerSt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR134897
Classification Social Worker
Sub Classification Social Worker
Job Type Permanent/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 23-04-2024

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