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Senior Social Worker MAPU Full-time Job

1 month ago   Nursing   Brisbane - West,Ipswich region   11 views
Job Details

About the role

The Senior Social Worker will deliver clinical social work services to adults admitted to an acute Medical Admission and Planning Unit (MAPU) at Ipswich hospital. The position will provide leadership in the coordination and delivery of evidence -based Social Work services to achieve quality patient outcomes, safe patient discharges, and contribute to improved patient flow.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated high level expertise and skills in delivering assessment, intervention and independent decision making reflecting evidence informed interventions to adults to ensure the maintenance of social work practice standards.
  • Demonstrated high level of professional leadership using problem-solving skills applied to a complex caseload of adult inpatients and working across clinical streams and cross discipline involvement where appropriate, whilst exercising a high degree of independence and professional decision making.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills in providing multidisciplinary care in a complex environment including psychosocial assessments, management of clinical documentation, consultation advice, reports and high-level advocacy to contribute to service and caseload management within the team.
  • Providing a high level of clinical leadership in the supervision and development of staff including supporting effective and highly accountable social work practice and active ongoing professional development.
  • Providing high quality Social Work advice to assist transdisciplinary care by effectively integrating the social work perspective and collaboration as required to improve health outcomes.

Mandatory Requirements:

About West Moreton

West Moreton Health is one of the most rapidly evolving health services in the south east corner, with a community growth expected to almost double to more than 588,000 by 2036. Our vision is for a robust hospital and health service that includes fit-for-purpose spaces, interconnected buildings, multi-disciplinary health services, research, education and community partnerships.

To read more on how West Moreton Health are committed to transforming and optimising our care, to meet the health care needs of our growing and diverse community Follow this link ( )


17.5% annual leave loading (Additional allowances/ entitlements may apply), 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include:

professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), ( ) wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.