Community Care Social Worker

Peninsula Health

Frankston, VIC

Posted 12/9/2019

  • Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location.
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits.
  • Flexible and Supportive Team Environment.

About Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary

The Community Care Social Worker forms part of Peninsula Health's Independence Program and is based on the Wagner Chronic Care Model, and evidenced based systems framework.

The Community Care Social Worker is responsible for coordinating intensive short term (3-6 months) outreach care and delivering allied health interventions within their scope of practice to clients who have chronic health conditions and / or complex healthcare needs.

The role involves facilitating collaborative integrated care planning across acute and community based services. Care coordinators support people to navigate the service system and services. They provide the point of contact as people undertake their care plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide safe, cost effective outreach assessment and multi-disciplinary care planning within a social model of health considering its impact on positive health outcomes.
  • Understand Chronic Disease processes and their impact on the client/carer.
  • Understand the concept of health literacy, the individual level of health literacy and the impact this has on a client's ability to manage their care. .
  • Provide allied health services including thorough assessment, intervention and discharge planning within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate current evidence based practice within your area of clinical expertise.
  • Ability to work with clients on transition to other services once goals are complete.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualification in Social Work with the eligibility of the AASW.
  • Current Victorian Driver's License.
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and vulnerable people with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience regarding chronic disease management.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks and effectively prioritise.
  • Demonstrated Social Work experience in comprehensive assessment and interventions in a home setting.

Benefits

  • Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
  • Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
  • Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
  • Career development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information

  • Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
  • Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Qualified Social Worker with eligibility of the AASW.
Essential: Demonstrated Social Work experience in providing comprehensive Social Work assessment and interventions in a home setting.
Essential: Demonstrated knowledge and experience regarding chronic disease management.
Essential: Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and vulnerable people with complex needs.
Essential: Advanced demonstrated knowledge and application of Social Work theory (e.g. crisis intervention, strengths based).
Essential: Demonstrated experience in working both independently and as a part of the multidisciplinary team, with the ability to work effectively, supportively and flexibly.
Essential: Demonstrated commitment to professional development and evidence based practice.
Essential: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and effectively prioritise.

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To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

http://www.fmpjobs.com.au/job/13096682