Social Worker - Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (Multiple Positions) — Adelaide CBD, Adelaide

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury Hospital – Modbury Salary : $86,950 - $100,729 p.a. (pro rata) – AHP2 - Ongoing Part-Time (Multiple Positions) About Us: The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged. With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability. Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities. At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows. Benefits of working at NALHN: From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed. Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites. Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas. About You: Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Social Worker looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture. In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role. About the Role: An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Social Worker within the Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Division (ACRPC). As a Social Worker within ACRPC you will provide social work assessment for the population of NALHN, which aims to optimise health outcomes. In this role you will apply clinical experience, increasing clinical knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive and integrated services to the needs of clients of NALHN. The Social Worker – ACRPC works under limited direct supervision and may provide direction and support to less experience social workers, allied health assistants and students. In this role you may rotate through ACRPC clinical services. As a Social Worker - ACRPC you will work within multidisciplinary teams in inpatient, community, and outpatient settings. The overarching role is to provide a comprehensive holistic service to patients / consumers and their families, with matters that may impact upon their social and emotional wellbeing during their involvement with ACRPC. Social work interventions are informed by thorough assessments and enhance a person’s potential to secure an appropriate care pathway and ensure patients / consumers are provided with access to appropriate, up-to-date resources and services to make informed decisions. Social Workers in ACRPC have diverse roles and support client cohorts in speciality areas, respect the diverse nature of the social work role and the specialty areas within ACRPC, including but not limited to: Palliative Care: Provision of social work support to Palliative Care patients, their families and carers across illness and bereavement phases. Geriatrics: Provision of social work support to older adults, families, and carers, going through life transitions, through an understanding of geriatric conditions and best practice guidelines around management, assessment, intervention, case management and referrals (e.g., ACAT, MAC, TCP and SACAT). Rehabilitation: Provision of social work support to adults participating in rehabilitation. This may involve assessment and intervention for adults going through complex life transitions, grief and loss and needing support for complex psychosocial situations. Specialised assessment based on diagnosis (eg stroke and amputee). Referrals to services including NDIS, SACAT, ACAT, MAC and TCP. To be eligible for this position, you must hold an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check. Check(s) DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) DHS Aged Care Sector Employment Screening Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 849427 Enquiries Debbie Brown A/Clinical Manager Phone: (08) 7321 4003 E-mail: Application Closing Date 1 December 2023 - 11.55PM Attachments 849427 - Social Worker - Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (Multiple Positions) - AHP2 - role description.pdf Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information.

Applications close Sunday, 10 December 2023
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