Published May 11, 2022
Last Modified May 11, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
St Kilda
Closing Date
June 5, 2022

Job Description

Access Health is a busy, multi-disciplinary Primary Health and Harm Reduction Service offering a range of health, allied health, mental health and AOD services to people experiencing homelessness, people who are seeking support related to drug and alcohol use, people who street sex work and people who are marginalised and who have difficulties accessing mainstream services.

Access Health are seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate Social Worker to join our front of house social work team. The role of the front of house social work team is diverse and varied and the preferred candidate will have a ‘can do’ and collaborative attitude.

Activities include:

  • providing a welcoming safe space for people who attend our services
  • communicating complex health and systems information in clear and simple ways
  • managing challenging behaviours and presentations including excellent de-escalation skills
  • coordinating the care of people who use the services, advocacy, completing risk assessments and referrals
  • overseeing health portfolios such as access to allied health clinics
  • dental clinics and the NDIS, co-facilitating open drop in groups, supporting community events and more
  • support the administrative functions of a busy medical practice including faxing, filing and document management, medicare billing, managing program email inboxes

This is a permanent part time position, 16 hours per week (2 days, Monday and Friday) located in St Kilda.

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation, you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members


Rebecca Thatcher at

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and works in areas covered by Public Health Orders requiring vaccination. Please consider this requirement when applying to a position at The Salvation Army.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration

Key Selection Criteria

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Social Services or similar • Relevant experience in a social service environment preferably the health, AOD, homelessness and/or mental health sector
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Value teamwork
  • Commitment to client centred and trauma informed practices which are based in ethics, human rights and social justice principles
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia