Position Details
Reference Number 28364
Position Title Social Worker - Mental Health
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Ward E, Inpatient Services
Location Casey Hospital
Position Summary

About the Role

A new position has been created to work in a specialist area of social work in the Casey/Cardinia region of Monash Health. (Fixed Term 10 months). The Social Worker providing a Social Work Accommodation and Transitions service (SWAT) will be responsible for ensuring that collaborative, high quality, client focused assessments and interventions are provided to people who need to access housing and who are at risk of homelessness and being admitted to hospital, including experiencing delayed lengths of stay in acute services. 

Working across the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, PARCS, the hospital ward, and into the community, the Social Worker will focus on providing crisis intervention, early intervention and practical assistance related to accommodation and social needs. The Social Worker will work collaboratively with clients with immediate and emerging risks of admission to acute services. 

A supportive multi-disciplinary team is in place as the successful applicant provides a flexible outreach support to assist consumers to avoid unnecessary admissions or delayed lengths of stay in hospital. 

The successful applicant will focus on three critical phases: 

  • Admission (or likely admission) to hospital,
  • During hospital admission, and
  • Discharge from hospital with short term support.
Selection Criteria Completion of either a Social Work Degree or other tertiary qualification deemed equivalent, and/ clearly demonstrated experience

Demonstrated background or training relevant to working with clients with complex needs, including violence, alcohol, drugs, CALD and/or mental illness, and housing

Current driver’s licence

Knowledge of the issues affecting individuals and families who are homeless, including an understanding of the relevant legislation and statutory requirements impacting upon this client group and the service
Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Kerrie Laroche Nurse Unit Manager 8768 1636 Kerrie.Laroche@monashhealth.org
Paul Carr Discipline Lead for Adult Mental Health Social Work 0407970582 Paul.Carr@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 30/10/2017
Proposed End Date 06/05/2018
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
Social Worker: Social Work Accommodation and Transitions (SWAT) grade 2 Position Description_SWAT_030317_v(2) (002).pdf
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