Social Worker Graduate – Grade 1

Full Time
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Social Worker Graduate – Grade 1
Full time – Fixed term (12 months)
80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

An enthusiastic Graduate Social Worker is sought to provide services to various clinical areas at Ballarat Health services. This position aims to provide extensive learning and development opportunities across various clinical programs. Primary responsibilities include clinical skills and a passion for working in healthcare, excellent communication and collaboration in pursuit of team and patient/family goals is essential. Sound knowledge and experience in undertaking psychosocial assessments, excellent communications skills, complex discharge planning and the ability to work well under pressure and in pursuit of patient and team needs/goals is required. Experience in working in healthcare settings would be a highly desirable attribute.

You will enjoy a friendly place to work where there is a strong commitment to providing high quality evidence-based care. There is excellent support from within the senior and broader Social Work Team. Professional development is supported through regular in-service education, supervision in line with AASW requirements and the ability to attend continuing education where appropriate.


  • 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)

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.

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

All applications must be submitted online via the Ballarat Health Services e-recruit portal. All appointments are subject to satisfactory Police Records Check and Immunisation Clearance.

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.

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 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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