Fixed Term Part-Time Position | Social Worker

Social Worker

Join TDHS as Social Worker/Counsellor! Provide best practice services, assessments, counselling, and liaise within interdisciplinary team.

  • Fixed Term – 12 Month Maternity Leave Position
  • 16 hours per fortnight
  • Grade 2 Classification

About the role

Work as part of an interdisciplinary team providing best practice social work services and advice with Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS). Deliver a range of services within the Social Worker/Counsellor scope including psycho-social assessment, discharge planning, counselling, education, referral, consultation and liaise with patients, clients, family members, staff and management of TDHS.

Duties include:

  • Provide best practice social work services within interdisciplinary team.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments and discharge planning.
  • Offer counseling, education, and referral services.
  • Liaise with patients, clients, family, staff, and management.
  • Collaborate on clinical management and develop group therapy programs.
  • Promote and participate in quality improvement activities and initiatives.

This position is fixed term part time 16 hours per fortnight. The classification will be Grade 2. Terms and Conditions of Employment will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor of Social Work or appropriate relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Eligibility of or Registration with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)
  • Experience in a hospital, community health service or other equivalent health field
  • Proficient clinical skills in psychosocial assessment including risk assessment, complex care planning, discharge planning, Social Work interventions and communication
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Social Work role in acute care, rehabilitation, palliative care, aged care and community health services


  • Staff fun days
  • Remote Area Housing Tax Concession for remote area dwellers
  • Salary packaging up to $9,010 p.a.
  • Meals and Entertainment Benefit up to $2,650 p.a.
  • Novated leasing
  • Access for employees and their family to the Employee Assistance Program providing emotional, financial and legal support 24/7
  • Staff Car Park

How to apply/enquire

To apply, submit your resume via email to

Download Position Description (pdf)

Applications close: Sunday 2nd June 2024


More About TDHS

Timboon and District Healthcare Service is a multipurpose service providing a range of health services ensuring optimal health and overall well-being for individuals, allowing them to fully participate in, and contribute to their community. This is also reflected in our vision, mission and ICARE values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Located in picturesque Timboon, a small town tucked into a wooded valley just 17 km north of the 12 Apostles coastline bursting with flavour and charm, working at our healthcare service will give you the opportunity to earn your living nurturing your desire to help others, while breathing fresh country air and exploring all that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

Warrnambool is only 40 kms away and you can be in Geelong within a 2-hour drive.

For your next adventure please visit our website


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