Social Worker

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Social Worker – Grade 1 or 2
Casual Opportunity

Ballarat Health Services Social Work Department are seeking enthusiastic Grade 1 or 2 Social Workers who demonstrate excellent communication skills, exhibit ethical and professional responsibility and are keen to maintain their skills and knowledge in an exciting work environment.

Working across all areas of the Ballarat Health Services Social Work Department
Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in different areas of public health
Supported by a structured supervision program, ongoing professional development and learning
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Social Worker wanting to be challenged through responding to the diverse needs of the community. This role also support participation in department quality and learning activities.


– Ability to adapt, be flexible and learn quickly
– Ability to work within a fast paced environment whilst maintaining a professional manner
– Ability to plan and problem solve
– Demonstrated sound knowledge in Social Work theory and practice skills
– Some knowledge of working in acute/sub-acute environments (via clinical placement would be desirable)

Selection Criteria:

– Bachelor/Master of Social Work degree and eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory Police Records Check and Immunisation Clearance.

All applications must be submitted online via the Ballarat Health Services e-recruit portal.

For further information please contact Valetta Fraser, Clinical Manager Social Work on 0439 015736

Ballarat Health Services (BHS) operates the Ballarat Base Hospital, the largest regional hospital in the Grampians region. It is the principal referral hospital for the entire region, which extends from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border, an area of 48,000 square kilometres. More than 230,000 people, or 4.4 per cent of the population of Victoria, live in the Grampians Region.

Employing around 4,300 staff, BHS’ mission is to deliver quality care to the communities we serve by providing safe, accessible and integrated health services resulting in positive experiences and outcomes. Our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Compassion and Accountability are central to our organisation and this role in delivering our outcomes.

Ballarat allows you the best of both worlds. You will enjoy the lifestyle that a large progressive regional city affords with the beauty of a rural environment – and Melbourne is only 75 minutes’ away. Ballarat’s dining scene is vibrant with a diverse restaurant and emerging Café scene. Ballarat has some of the state’s top primary and secondary schools. First class sporting, social events and recreational activities are all available. Low commuting times, affordable housing, lifestyle, investment and employment opportunities are all reasons why more than 2,000 people choose to relocate to Ballarat every year.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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