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Social Worker Grade 2

Part Time
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Social Worker
Permanent Part time
56 hours per fortnight

Enthusiastic and experienced Social Workers are sought to provide Social Work services to Specialist Clinics at Ballarat Health Services (Paediatrics, Cancer Care and Diabetes). Primary responsibilities include advanced clinical skills and passion for improving access and health outcomes for people in our region. Sound knowledge and experience in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, well-developed communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work well in pursuit of patient and team needs/goals is required. Experience or transferrable skills in child/family work and chronic disease would be a highly regarded 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.

Skills:
• Ability to adapt, be flexible and learn quickly
• Ability to work autonomously within a fast paced environment whilst maintaining a professional manner
• Ability to plan and problem solve
• Demonstrate sound knowledge in Social Work theory and practice skills
• Working knowledge of hospital systems and resources

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 015 736

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.

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.