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Senior Social Worker - Mater Mothers Hospital

Date: 07-Jan-2019

Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, QLD, AU

Company: Mater

About the role

Mater Allied Health currently has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Senior Social Worker to join the team on a part-time 12 month fixed term contract, 38 hours per fortnight.

We are seeking a Social Worker who has experience in obstetrics, women’s health and newborn services.

You will be joining a welcoming, friendly and professional team providing Social Work services across the Mothers, Babies and Women's Health clinical stream and will work closely with multidisciplinary teams in both public and private settings. The primary caseload will be working with the Refugee population both in the hospital and in an outreach clinic. From time to time you may also be required to work across different clinical streams within the organisation.

Salary range: $53.85 - $57.92 (Health Practitioner Level 4) per hour plus superannuation

What you’ll be doing

  • Completion of psychosocial assessments and timely and appropriate social work interventions
  • Referral and liaison with other healthcare services, government and community agencies
  • Advocacy to promote and address the needs of patients, families and carers
  • Participating in the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols within the social work department
  • Working co-operatively and effectively with patients, families and carers, and as a member of a multidisciplinary and social work team

About you

The successful candidates will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work that provide eligibility for membership the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a healthcare environment.
  • Experience in social work in obstetrics, women’s health and newborn services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with cultural diversity.

Current membership and CPE accreditation with Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) will be highly regarded.

Why join us?

In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

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, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Applications close Sunday 20 January 2019.

For further information, please contact Michelle Daly, Director Social Work and Psychology or Meredith Kenny Team Leader SW MMH on 07 3163 8031.

If you are interested in applying for this position, simply click on 'APPLY' to attach your resume.

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At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients.

Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens.

Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other.

Applicants from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Allied Health ||