Careers and Recruitment

Why Work with Us

  • Varied clinical work opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Regular in-house professional development
  • Regular formal supervision
  • Structured new graduate program
  • Option to pursue professional interests along with the advancement of your career
  • Opportunity to complete quality projects in an area of interest
  • Strong commitment to research informing clinical practice
  • Competitive salary, including salary packaging
  • Strong commitment to staff well-being
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Strong Allied Health identity
  • Large social work department, including senior staff at grade 3 and 4 levels
  • Strategic alliances to further excellence and innovation
  • Active social club

Academic Links

Several staff members have completed, or currently undertaking postgraduate studies.  Some of the areas of study include:

  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Master in Health Social Work
  • Masters in Advanced Social Work
  • Masters in Family Therapy
  • Masters in Gestalt Therapy
  • PhD candidate in Elder Abuse
  • PhD in Cancer Care
  • Post Doctorate in Cancer Care

New Graduate Position

The New Graduate Social Worker is required to provide social work services to patients and families through the use of proficient clinical skills, effective communication, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. This position carries a clinical caseload and requires skills in psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, advocacy, referral, counselling, carer support, and knowledge of both internal and external services. Quality improvement activities are also undertaken as part of this role.


The new graduate position is a 12-month, full-time position within the Rehab and Acute Link Team (RALT). Units commonly allocated to the new graduate social worker may include: Orthopaedics, Elective Surgery Access Service (ESAS), Stroke, Rehabilitation in Acute (RAC), and/or others.  


This role is highly supported with regular supervision, access to professional development opportunities, and additional skill-based training available to all Grade 1 social workers. With excellent career opportunities, St Vincent’s social work department is a fantastic place to begin your social work career.

Student Teaching

The Social Work Department provides clinical placements for qualifying social work students. The Department has a formal arrangement with The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University Bundoora. Placements are arranged through university field placement officers.


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Current Vacancies

You can find all our social work opportunities in the careers section of the website.

Meet some of our team

Dr Carrie Lethborg

  • Cancer and Chronic Illness Team
  • Coordinator of Psychosocial Cancer Care
  • Clinical educator and senior clinician

Meghan O'Brien

  • Rehabilitation Acute Link Team
  • Senior clinician and team leader
  • PhD candidate 

Petra Brychova

  • Cancer and Chronic Illness Team
  • Grade 2 Addiction Medicine social worker  

Danielle Moss

  • Acute Aged Care and GEM Team
  • Senior clinician and team leader

Voula Kallianis

  • Cancer Chronic Illness Team
  • Grade 2 palliative care social worker 

Kathryn Dalton

  • Acute Aged Care and GEM Team
  • Grade 1 general medical social worker