Social Worker

Collingwood, Australia

Reference: 5992583

  • 2x positions available at Collingwood & Kensington
  • 2 - 6 months contract
  • 0.5 - 1 EFT - negotiable hours
  • Access to salary packaging and fantastic team dynamics

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better-performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

This Social Work role provides services to people who are disadvantaged in the community, with low income, including marginalised groups, people who may present with a history of homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness or those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The role involves short-term casework, assessment and care planning, secondary consultation, capacity building and health promotion. Within an inter-professional approach, the role focuses on housing issues; financial hardship/Centrelink issues, DSP and NDIS-related issues; advocacy; form filling; My Aged Care.

Your daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Accountable for the Social Work service, ensuring high-quality ethical, evidence-based, flexible, professional goal-directed and client-centred casework services to a range of individuals, groups and families within a systems approach.
  • Provide casework, referral and advocacy to clients, particularly where this would enhance the therapeutic work and/or other unavailable services.
  • Provide secondary consultation and participate in projects and evaluations as required.
  • Work flexibly and sensitively with vulnerable groups, including; people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and people presenting with mental health, pain and trauma.
  • Keep abreast of and utilise evidence-based and best practice approaches
  • Support Social Work student placements encouraging increased confidence, skill level, self-awareness and job satisfaction. ‚Äč

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work with eligibility to membership of AASW or an equivalent qualification as determined by cohealth.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in -providing a high standard of client centred, evidence-based short to medium-term case management, social support and interventions for the target population.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of community health.
  • A well-developed capacity for client-centred care planning, advocacy, assessment and intervention skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplinary service and with marginalised clients, including CALD groups.

Application process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller.

Please get in touch with Anna Gomez or Janice Florent at anna.gomez@cohealth.org.au; or janice.florent@cohealth.org.au for further information.


Applications Close: 02 Jul 2022