Social Worker - Young Adult Support Unit

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Work type: Permanent
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Allied Health

About the role

Mater Young Adults Health Clinic Brisbane (MYAHCB) currently has an opportunity available for a highly experienced, passionate and motivated Social Worker to join the Young Adult Support Unit (YASU) team. This position will be offered on a permanent part-time basis (53.2 hours per fortnight). 

As a Social Worker in this position, you will have a particular focus on working with young people with health related and mental health difficulties as part of a multidisciplinary team. 

Salary range: $33.32-$48.85 (Health Practitioner Level 3) per hour plus superannuation

What you’ll be doing

This challenging yet rewarding position will be responsible for:

  • Providing psychosocial assessments and timely and appropriate evidence based social work interventions within identified models of care.
  • Direct clinical interventions based on formulation and evidence of effectiveness.
  • Referrals and liaison with other healthcare services, government and community agencies.
  • Advocacy to promote and address the needs of patients, families and carers.
  • Exercising clinical judgement with increasing independence in more complex clinical decision making but with access to supervision from a senior social work clinician.
  • Participation in the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols within MYAHCB. 

About you

To be successful in this position, you will possess:

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work (eligible for membership with Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)).
  • Experience working with young people and/ or mental health, Alcohol and Other drugs, group work.
  • An understanding of social work practice theories, social and health legislation and policies relevant to the clinical units.
  • Proven expertise and skill in social work psycho-social assessment and interventions, including an understanding of counselling frameworks.
  • Ability to apply current evidenced based practice knowledge, legislation and policies related to domestic violence, child protection, mental health, crisis counselling and grief and loss issues. 

Why join us?

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 August 2020. 

For further information, please contact Greg McGahan, Senior Manager - Young Adult & Mental Health Services on 07 3163 8745.

*Please note we will be reviewing and contacting applicants prior to closing date so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible. 

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