Child and Family Practitioner – Mental Health drummond street services


  • Duration:  June 2024 (.08
    fixed term position)
  • First Nations People, LGBTIQA+ people, people with
    disability, people of colour, public housing residents or people with a lived
    experience are encouraged to apply
  • DS is committed to child safety and strictly
    adheres to the Reportable Conduct Scheme for organisations. The safeguarding
    and wellbeing of our clients is our core focus. All staff must undergo thorough
    recruitment process including screening and providing evidence of current
    Working With Children Check and National Police Check.

About Drummond Street Services

Drummond Street Services (DS) is a not-for-profit agency
that provides family services, mental health and wellbeing support,
relationship counselling, parent support and education for families, children
and young people that reflect the diversity of the communities across our
different locations. 

DS has over 130 years in the development and delivery
of innovative services that strengthens families and communities with a strong
focus on evidence-based/informed practice and across the prevention and early
intervention spectrum of universal and targeted support.

DS has played a crucial role providing specialist
support to members of the LGBTQI community for over thirty years through its
Queerspace program.

Your Role

DS has a fantastic opportunity for a part time Child and
Family Practitioner to join the team in the Western Region in our Wyndham

Reporting to the Senior Family and Child Practitioner,
you’ll be responsible for the delivery of high-quality child and family focused
prevention and intervention services.

The role will see you provide a whole of family approach and
deliver case work, counselling, and group supports to vulnerable families with
children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of
developing, mental illness.

Key Responsibilities Of The Role Include, But Are Not
Limited To

  • Providing centre-based and outreach support to reduce risk
    and increase protective factors for children, young people, and their families.
  • Conducting psycho-social assessments of family-based risk
    and protective factors associated with child mental health outcomes.
  • Utilising evidence-based prevention and early intervention
    strategies that are holistic and family centred.
  • Facilitating educational and therapeutic groups and seminars
  • Developing and delivering training to community members, partners,
    and the broader sector

Essential Criteria:

  • To qualify, you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications
    in the fields of social work, family therapy or psychology, as well as a strong
    working background in the mental health and/or family services sectors.
    Demonstrated knowledge and application of a range of therapeutic approaches for
    individuals, couples, families, and young people will be essential.
  • This role is well suited to someone who is organised,
    flexible, client-focused and who can effectively manage tasks and deadlines
    while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness and professionalism. You will
    also demonstrate a positive, creative, and collaborative approach to the
    delivery of support services.
  • As a reflection of our values and mission, we are a
    non-discriminatory organisation that delivers universal and targeted
    interventions to families, individuals, adults, children, youth, and diverse
    communities. We are seeking candidates who embody these values and who have experience
    working with diverse communities and families.

A Rewarding Opportunity

Upon joining Drummond Street Services you will be welcomed
into a hard-working, compassionate, and supportive team of individuals from
diverse backgrounds. In return for your dedication and commitment, you
will be offered an attractive remuneration package (negotiable based on
experience and in line with SCHADS award), as well as salary packaging options. 

Application process

  • Applications
    close at midnight on Sunday 20 August 2023
  • All applications will be directed to our careers
    portal – Child &
    Family Practitioner
  • All applicants must provide a resume and covering letter
    that speaks to their suitability for this role

For further information contact Kristina Beyit, Program
Manager-Western Region, on 9663 6733 or email [email protected]

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Job Salary

Part time