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Graduate Social Worker – Health Professional Level 1

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Oct 20 2022

Graduate Social Worker – Health Professional Level 1

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Full Time Fixed Term Position

Salary Range: $66,285 -$80,303 (Plus Super)

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Kick start your career and enjoy a great lifestyle in Canberra. Relocation Assistance available!

About the role

We are looking for a 2022 new graduate, HP1 Social Worker to join our busy and innovative Social Work Team. This position is only open to students who completed their studies in 2022 and have not commenced professional work since graduation. If you are looking to kick start your career in health in a supportive environment committed to social justice you will find it here.  

You will have the opportunity to develop skills working with adults in an acute hospital setting under the close supervision of an experienced social worker.

Social Workers at Calvary Public Hospital are employed under generalist positions and are supported to develop expertise with a robust program of professional development, group and external individual supervision and rotations to areas of interest in the hospital. External cultural supervision is also provided for staff who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, and their direct line managers.

Areas of social work service include:

Critical Care (ICU/CCU and Emergency)
Women and Children (Antenatal care, Maternity and Special Care Nursery)
Medical and Stroke
Surgical, Palliative Care and Hospital in the Home
In patient Mental Health

Currently the Department is comprised of a Social Work Team Leader, HP3 Senior Social Workers and Psychologists, HP1/2 Junior Social Workers and Psychologist and Aboriginal Liaison Officers under the management of the Director of Social Work and Psychology. A solicitor is also co-located with the Department under the Health Justice Program. 

All staff have access to external professional supervision paid for by the Department, peer supervision and education through skills workshops, 1:1 mentoring with an experienced social worker and regular internal and external professional development opportunities.  All social workers in the Department attend the Donate Life Introductory Donation Awareness Training (IDAT) Workshop and Palliative Care Education through PEPA as well as accredited domestic and family violence and suicide prevention training as part of their orientation to hospital social work.  We are committed to ensuring our staff receive the support they need to become confident and capable practitioners.

Key Responsibilities

  • The delivery of clinical social work services to inpatients at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce including assessment, crisis/supportive counselling, therapeutic brief intervention, case management, consultation and referral.
  • Administrative duties including preparation of reports and maintenance of records.
  • Participate in professional development, staff education and training opportunities and provide in-service training to other staff as appropriate.
  • In consultation with the multidisciplinary team, contribute to care and action plans that empower patient’s ability to continue to live independently, respecting patient self-determination and safety requirements.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities/ research activities as directed
  • Participate in weekend and after hours rosters if required

What you bring 

  • A 2022 social work graduate with a strong interest in working with people in crisis 
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment and deliver quality social work services
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • A solution focussed approach
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Felicity Hamilton, Social Work Team Leader on 02 6201 6320 or Felicity.Hamilton@calvary-act.com.au

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Sunday 20th October 2022

 

How to apply

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees. 1 of these must be your most recent field education supervisor
  • A personal pitch cover letter responding to the following three questions: (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)

Please use separate paragraphs for each response.

NOTE:  Both resume and cover letter will count towards the choice of candidates progressing to the interview stage and in the overall merit listing of candidates.  
 

1. Describe a memorable clinical case. What was your role and what did you learn from it? (Maximum 250 words)

2. Describe the steps you have taken so far to develop your cultural competence to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and your plan for ongoing development (maximum 500 words)

  • What formal learning opportunities have you engaged with?
  • How do you (or would you) apply your knowledge of the impact of colonisation and the ongoing oppression and intergenerational trauma suffered by First Nations people in your practice?
  • How do you (or would you) evaluate your approach for effectiveness?
  • What is your plan for ongoing development?

3. Describe a challenge you faced at university or in previous employment and how you managed this (maximum 250 words)

Note the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 12 months.

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

 

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

 

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

 

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies

 

 

Contact Officer for further information:

Felicity Hamilton

Social Work Team Leader

PH 02 6201 6320

Email: Felicity.Hamilton@calvary-act.com.au

 

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