Clinical Educator, Hospital Social Work

Melbourne, Australia
$97,558 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 1 year 
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences
Salary: Level A.6 – $97,558 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences

In July 2009, Social Work became a Department of the School of Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Social Work was established at The University of Melbourne in 1940 and continues to be one of the leading departments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Social Work has a significant research profile and close local and national links with key human service agencies in the government and non-government sectors, social work professional bodies and other major social work schools internationally.

About the Role

The Clinical Educator is a fixed-term appointment, particularly suited to social workers who have experience of hospital social work and supporting students on field education placements in health contexts. The appointee will be actively involved in teaching and supporting field education subjects, particularly in renewing existing and establishing new models of hospital placements. The successful applicant will be required to source and support hospital placement opportunities, develop teaching materials, and coordinate these subjects with the social work program with support from the Director of Teaching and Learning and relevant subject coordinators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach into subjects within the social work program, in particular the field education subjects.
  • Source suitable placements for students within health contexts
  • Contribute to the Department’s portfolio of projects and external relations activities.
  • Support strategic community partnerships and relationships.
  • Participate in relevant academic committees (e.g. Board of Examiners).
  • Provide support of field education subjects and contribute to the efficient management of their administration.

About You

You will possess sound written and verbal communication skills with excellent stakeholder management skills, including negotiation experience. You will bring a demonstrated ability to resolve problems and issues and set priorities within broad guidelines with minimal supervision and often within competing and conflicting deadlines. Your organisational, planning and project management skills will be a valuable asset to this role.

You will also have:

  • A social work qualification that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Demonstrated experience in hospital social work, as a practitioner or educator
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching students undertaking field education
  • A strong commitment to positive engagement with students and their learning needs
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with database programs, as well as University internet resources and systems such as CANVAS (our Learning Management System), TurnItIn and Themis.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 9TH DECEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057665_Hospital SW Clinical Educator_PD.pdf