Senior Social Worker - SW3

Mercy HealthWest Melbourne

Location:West Melbourne
Job Type:Contract/Temp
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Exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker to join our newly established Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) Team based at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The role of the Senior Social Worker is to provide mental health and psychosocial assessments, evidence based interventions and facilitate linkages in the community to support recovery goals.

  • Part time role (0.8 EFT), fixed term for 2 years (commencing February 2019)
  • Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) Team
  • Based at Clare Moore Building at Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Work in collaboration with other senior clinicians and support workers to provide assertive, tailored postvention support in the community.
  • Provide evidence based intervention sessions such as crisis and systemic interventions, counselling strengths based interventions, care coordination, facilitate community engagement, social inclusion whilst promoting resilience.


  • Approved degree in Social Work completed and evidence of eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Experience working in community mental health services.
  • Post graduate qualifications or working towards same.
  • Other relevant tertiary qualifications or working towards, in relevant areas such as therapeutic interventions, drug and alcohol or psychosocial interventions.
  • Current unrestricted Victorian driver’s license.


Mercy Mental Health supports people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also offer inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply and/or to view the position description, please click “Apply”


Enquiries to: Andrea Kavanagh – Acute Community Intervention Services Manager on Phone: 0434185075 or email: Sharlin Berna – Team Leader, HOPE Team on Phone: 0417211621 or email: (available for contact until 06.12.2018)

Quote Ref No: MMH 128

Applications Close: Sunday, 16 December 2018