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Senior Social Worker-Mental Health

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Organisation : Star Health

Location : Melbourne (Bentleigh)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Two generous salary packaging options available

Application closing date : 2 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Star Health

About the role

FTE 0.8 – 1.0 (Full Time or Part Time) Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (Interview will be scheduled immediately after shortlisting)

Job Reference No VAC1095(A)


  • Rewarding and valuable work. Make a difference & support older adults living in aged care. Be an advocate for the most disadvantaged and isolated people in our community.
  • Help us to shape service provision to RACFs and become a valued member of our team. Extend your career in this autonomous outreach role that has supervision and stakeholder engagement
  • Above award salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging


Due to growth and expansion, the Wellbeing Support Service for Older Adults (WSSOA) Program at Star Health is seeking to recruit an additional Senior Social Worker to our team.

The successful applicants will provide in-reach counseling and individually tailored interventions to older adult residents living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. The successful applicant will be required to attend and work independently from a cluster of RACFs.

The Program covers the local government areas (LGAs) of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Dandenong, Casey & Cardinia. Practitioners are allocated to provide service to RACFs across 2 LGAs.

Please note: These positions may be offered as full-time or part-time (min 0.8 EFT ) to appropriate candidates.


Ideally, you will possess:

  • A professional qualification in Social Work degree (need to be AASW eligible)
  • Experience in working with elderly clients and/or mental health counselling. Minimum 8 years client work- can be with other client groups
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical supervision to students undertaking field education.
  • Excellent knowledge of working with older adults or Mental Health counseling.
  • A clear understanding of service provision using a client-centred, recovery-orientated mental health framework.


In return, we offer:

  • Above award salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging
  • Extend your career in this autonomous outreach role that has supervision and stakeholder engagement
  • Shape and tailor the services offered to elders in your community
  • Family-friendly policies. You choose your EFT. Possibility to WFH between sessions.
  • No two days ever the same!
  • Great team culture – passionate and supportive peers


What makes Star Health Tick?

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Social Worker-Mental Health via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #MentalHealth_Counseling, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Mental_Health


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