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