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Social Worker

  • Kogarah, NSW, Australia, 2217
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: May 26 2022

Calvary Health Care Kogarah

Social Worker - Palliative Care Service

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Join a team committed to providing exceptional palliative care services

About the role

A full-time social work Level 1/2 position is available in the palliative care service at Calvary Health Care Kogarah.

The position is based 4 days per week in the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit and 1 day per week on the Community Palliative Care Team. 

The social workers work closely with other social workers and the multi-disciplinary team to assist patients and family members during the last months, weeks and days of a life limiting illness. The social work department at Calvary Kogarah provides services in rehabilitation, palliative and aged care. The team are experienced and benefit from regular supervision and professional development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • providing psychosocial assessments for people with life limiting illnesses
  • providing interventions for patients/clients/family members including liaison and referral to appropriate services, advocacy, anticipatory grief & loss counselling for patients and family members including children, information and assistance regarding relevant financial, legal and accommodation issues
  • liaison with palliative care team members including providing advice on psychosocial issues and attending ward meetings including case conferences and family meetings

What you bring 

  • Bachelor of Social Work or Qualifying Masters in Social Work with eligibility to join the AASW
  • Experience in social work in a palliative, oncology or aged care setting
  • An understanding of the NDIS and aged care systems
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

 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:

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.

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