Social Work Graduate Program

Social Workers are valued members of multi-disciplinary teams, providing comprehensive services to community members of all ages. Peninsula Health provides a number of opportunities for Social Work graduates across the health service. 

About the program

The Social Work Department’s Grade 1 Social Work program offers 10 rotations across acute, subacute and community settings including the Alcohol and Other Drugs and Advanced Care Planning teams.  Each rotation is six months duration and Grade 1’s are invited to identify their preferred rotations to match their learning goals.

Specialties within the rotations include gerontological social work, women’s & children’s, general medical, cardiology, surgical, rehabilitation & palliative care, geriatric evaluation, alcohol and other drug support & advanced care planning.  These rotations are supported by a seminar series, supporting you to learn in a group environment and make connections between theory and practice.

Graduate positions are also offered in the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service. The program is 12 months in duration with rotations across inpatient and residential mental health settings. Graduates are supported by a dedicated Social Work educator and have protected time to support accelerated learning.

Successful completion of this graduate program will be accompanied by opportunities to transition into permanent positions within Peninsula Health.  Intake occurs in March for the three graduate positions available.

All Social Workers receive clinical supervision and additionally are supported via escalation processes that promote the development of clinical skills and sound decision making.

Positions suitable for graduate Social Workers become available throughout the year, visit our career portal view available positions.