Social Worker

Wantirna, Australia
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on quality student outcomes and active engagement with our community
  • HEW 7, $82,585 - $89,149 plus 17% super
  • Full time, ongoing, Wantirna campus

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

The Social Worker will be an integral member of the rapidly growing Counselling and Psychological Services of the Wellbeing@swin. This role will provide a holistic care in accordance with the core values of Swinburne University of Technology Health & Wellbeing area. The Social Worker will deliver an advanced level of case management, psychosocial assessment and interventions for students, staff and their families, as well as take part in the development and implementation of activities in line with the mental health strategies promoted by Wellbeing@swin. 

The incumbent will provide positive health experiences for staff, students and wider community.

The aim of the position is to provide improved access to mental health services, deliver specialized mental health care and promote recovery. The dominant patient population is young adults and is culturally diverse. The incumbent is required to be flexible in hours to cover practice working hours, which are 09:00am to 5:00pm.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in Social Work
  • Solid experience in case management and mental health 
  • Experience in a university environment or youth orientated service
  • Experience in facilitating groups
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Victorian and National Legislation governing area of practice (e.g. Mental Health Act, Vic 2014)
  • Basic first Aid and CPR certificate 

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Mitzi Paderes, Counselling and Psychological Services Manager on +61 3 9214 8483. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC

Applications close at 5 pm, Tuesday 19 December 2017

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