Position Details
Reference Number 32185
Position Title Social Worker, Grade 2 (Full time)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Monash Children's Allied Health
Location Monash Children's Hospital
Position Summary

Grade 2 Social Worker, Monash Children’s Hospital, Full Time (2 days ongoing, 3 days temporary until April 2019)

About Monash Health

Monash Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated children’s health services, with more than 30 specialist services and programs. We have Victoria’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provide leading paediatric services in many areas including Rehabilitation & Oncology.

This Social Work role sits within the Monash Children’s Allied Health department and has close ties to the Monash Health Social Work Department. The position is primarily based in Monash Newborn, however may be required to provide cover to other paediatric caseloads and/or to meet the needs of the service. The role is 2 days permanent ongoing and 3 days fixed contract (linked to a parental leave vacancy).

A bit about this role

As the Grade 2 Social Worker working in the NICU and Special Care Nursery, you will collaborate with colleagues across the acute and community sectors to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice within the service. You will provide social work services largely to inpatient families with occasional service provision to antenatal clinics as appropriate. You will have a good knowledge of resources and have a good understanding of the assessment and intervention frameworks used to guide practice including the Children’s Youth and Families Act and appropriate referral networks. You will be able to demonstrate skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and discharge planning. You will be skilled at supporting families adjusting to their child’s illness and able to provide grief and bereavement support as required. You will develop and maintain strong links with universities and your Monash Health social work colleagues and supervisor students and other staff as required. You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner and will receive regular supervision from highly experienced social work supervisors and opportunities for ongoing professional development

You will be required to participate in the on call after hours social work service, week day Emergency Department and perinatal loss roster for Social Work across the Clayton site (Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital) and may be expected to work across sites within Monash Health as required.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Minimum 3 years clinical social work experience
  • A relevant social work qualification
  • Eligible for AASW membership
  • Social work experience preferably in an acute health care setting and/or with children and families

Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team of social workers working in a supportive and flexible allied health department with close links to our community and adult colleagues.  We support career progression and professional development, with opportunities to grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as a Grade 2 Social Worker and is paid according to award rates with post graduate qualification allowance as applicable.

Salary packaging is available.


The role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Travel may be required to other Monash Health locations. Monash Children’s Hospital is a newly purpose built facility in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, adjacent to Monash Medical Centre.

Contact Person
Stephanie Arrott-Watt Social Work Lead 0466730939
Advertising Closing 28/05/2018
Proposed End Date 26/04/2019
Position Documents
Social Work Grade 2 PD MCH Grade 2 SW PD paediatrics. May 2018.doc
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