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Social Worker (Grade 2)

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Full Time


Social Worker

Position Summary

  • Excellent opportunity to work in social work at Monash Children’s Hospital
  • Specialising in acute paediatric inpatient caseload
  • Very supportive, friendly team

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 18,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit

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 Paediatric Intensive Care, Rehabilitation & Oncology.

This Social Work role is based within the Monash Children’s Allied Health department providing specialised services to a broad range of patients and families primarily within the acute setting. This is a permanent full time role.

A bit about the role

As the paediatric Grade 2 Social Worker at Monash Children’s Hospital you will collaborate with colleagues across the paediatric acute, subacute and community sectors to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice within the service. You will provide social work services to a variety of inpatients and families/carers. 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 develop and maintain strong links with external services and your Monash Health social work colleagues. You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner and will receive regular supervision from highly experienced social work supervisors.

You will be required to participate in the after-hours on call roster at Monash Health and be expected to work across sites within Monash Health as required.

What we’re looking for in you

  • A relevant social work qualification
  • Eligible for AASW membership
  • Minimum 2 years’ social work experience preferably in an acute health care setting and/or with children and families
  • Desirable - experience working with DFFH/child protection

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 Grade 2 Social Worker and 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 which is a recently purpose built facility adjacent to Monash Medical Centre. Travel may be required to other Monash Health locations.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email -

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will bemade.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of theirvaccination status.

All candidates will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination. You will need to provide a copy your immunisation history statementwhich can be accessed via My Gov. The evidence will need to be uploaded as part of your application.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Job Ad Reference 50755
Date Listed 25 November 2021
ContactJennifer Ward