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Social Worker - Palliative Care - Cabrini Prahran

Type: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 38
Closing Date: 14/07/2019
Employer: Cabrini Health
Location: Prahran
Reference No: 16893



Cabrini is a Catholic charitable organisation inspired by the spirit and vision of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who was canonised in 1946 and later proclaimed Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. We are a community of care, reaching out with compassion, integrity, courage and respect to all we serve. With more than 4300 staff, 1000 accredited medical practitioners and several locations, we offer a range of employment opportunities to start, continue or advance your career.

Allied Health

Allied Health, which represents twelve professions, is a rapidly growing and integrated service within Cabrini. Allied Health at Cabrini offers senior consultant and leadership roles; work in clinical streams; a junior staff rotation and support program; professional development and teaching opportunities; and developing strong external and university partnerships. There will be the expansion of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research with the recent appointment of a Senior Allied Health Research Consultant to support Allied Health led research.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated palliative care /hospital experienced Social Worker to join our social work and Allied Health team.

Experience working in a hospital setting specifically with some Palliative care kowledge, the ability to work across all age groups and illnesses is essential. The successful applicant will have demonstrated commitment to a collaborative model of practice within the context of an inter-disciplinary team comprising of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, dieticians and case managers.This position will be part of the In-patient and Community Palliative Care team. They will receive supervision from a more Senior Social Worker, have opportunities for membership on working committees; and be eligible for education programs and involvement in quality/research projects.

What We Offer

Cabrini Offers
•Salary Packaging
•Professional development opportunities
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•Close to public transport

Cabrini is an equal opportunity employer

Cabrini is committed to providing a safe environment for children

Compassion – Integrity – Courage - Respect

Selection Criteria

Key Capabilities
•Eligibility for membership to the AASW (essential)
•A minimum of three to five years’ experience working in a hospital setting (desirable)
•Ability to work with all age groups and illnesses
•Strong clinical experience and knowledge in managing a complex caseload in a Palliative care setting (essential)
•Assessment of patients, sharing discharge planning, referral to community services and supports, networking, aged care processes and inter-disciplinary team work
•Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision, demonstrated examples of initiative, strong communication, computer and documentation skills
•Commitment to improving own practice and professional development, participation in projects
•Ability to accept direction, accountability and performance review (essential)


As per Cabrini policy, a mandatory copy of a current (under 12 months) police record check must be provided prior to the commencement date.

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