Social Worker – Grade 2
Permanent Part Time
32 hours per fortnight
An enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker is sought to provide services to subacute/aged operations at Ballarat Health Services. This position will initially commence in residential aged care, there will be flexibility to work in other areas if required.
Primary responsibilities include clinical skills and a passion for working in aged care, excellent communication and collaboration in pursuit of team and resident/family goals is essential. Primary job requirements involve the provision of clinical social work services for residents of BHS Aged Care facilities and their carer/families. A working knowledge of adjustment, complex supports needs, counselling, ageing and end of life care relating to transition to care is desirable.
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, autonomous and learn quickly
- Ability to work within a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a professional manner
- Ability to plan and problem solve
- Sound knowledge in Social Work theory and practice skills
- Knowledge of working in acute/sub-acute environments
- Student supervision
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. Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.
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, 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.