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Social Worker (casual)

Apply now Job no: 565353
Work type: Casual, Part time
Location: Peninsula Private Hospital
Categories: Allied Health Professionals, Social/Welfare

  • Casual positions available | minimum 15 hours per week Monday-Friday 
  • Flexible working arrangements to best match your work/life balance
  • A great work culture and a friendly and supportive team


About The Role

We are seeking experienced Social Workers to join our compassionate team at Peninsula Private Hospital. With our focus on providing patient-centered care, our Social Workers play a crucial role in supporting patients in hospital settings. This casual role is perfect for someone looking to return to the workforce or seeking a flexible work arrangement.

As a Social Worker in our hospital, you will be responsible for providing emotional support, counselling, practical assistance to patients and their families and ensure a smooth discharge. You will work closely with the healthcare team to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and support during their hospital stay. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide emotional support, counselling, and practical assistance to patients and their families. 
  • Work closely with healthcare professionals to identify patient needs and develop appropriate care plans. 
  • Conduct assessments and coordinate appropriate community resources for patients who require ongoing support. 
  • Develop and implement discharge plans for patients, ensuring a safe and smooth transition to home or a community setting. 
  • Provide education and support to patients and families regarding hospital policies, procedures, and available resources. 


Your Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work 
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working as a Social Worker in an acute hospital setting
  • Eligible to be an accredited member of AASW. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and community agencies. 
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and prioritize competing demands. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as required. 



The hourly rate range of  $42.90 - $52.40 excluding the casual loading of an additional 25% and  superannuation based on experience level and qualifications



  • Flexible work practices to best match your work/life balance
  • Professional Development – Grow your career across our national network!
  • Employee assistance program
  • Industry discounts across private health insurance, retail services, financial services and more.


Why Choose a Ramsay Career

Peninsula Private Hospital is a comprehensive 344 bed acute emergency, surgical, medical, cardiac and obstetric facility located in the bayside town of Frankston in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs. The hospital currently accommodates a 14 bay emergency department, 226 medical and surgical, 36 cardiac, 11 ICU, 7 Neonatal, 14 Obstetric, and 30 Oncology beds which include 15 day infusion chairs. As a fully accredited health care facility we offer the highest standards of clinical care, patient service, and technology. Ramsay Health Care is committed to Child Safety. Details of our commitment are set out in our Code of Conduct, available at


How to apply and requirements

All applications must be lodged online.

  • Must be vaccinated against Covid-19 a vaccine approved by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
  • Must provide a National Police check conducted within the previous 12 months
  • According to the role, Ramsay may require a Working-With-Children check and proof of immunisation against infectious diseases.

For any enquiries please contact: Soon Yeap via or call 04 55 237 375 

Applications close: Friday the 25th of April 2024

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