Complex Trauma Practitioner drummond street services


  • Part time position (4 days per week) till 30 June 2024
  • Do you want the opportunity to work for justice, choice and
    self-determination for people who have experienced complex trauma?
  • 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

Drummond Street Services provides intersectional, trauma
informed and recovery oriented, Complex Trauma Services. Our high quality,
confidential, free, independent support services are for survivors of
institutional child sexual abuse and the families and people with disabilities,
their families and support workers.

Through our Redress Support Services, Restore – Victorian
Redress Counselling Service and Your Way Through (for people impacted by the
Disability Royal Commission), our Complex Trauma Services have a particular
focus on supporting survivors safely to complete an application to the National
Redress Scheme, to provide counselling offered as an outcome to their NRS
application and/or supporting people affected by the Royal Commission into
Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

We assertively engage people experiencing access barriers,
marginalisation and/or discrimination, prioritising First Nations people,
people of colour, and/or those identifying as LGBTIQA+, with a specific focus
on public housing residents.

About the role

Drummond Street Services (DS) is seeking an experienced Complex
Trauma Practitioner to join their service on a part-time contract basis until
the 30 June 2024. This role will be based in Northern region (Carlton &
Coburg locations), with occasional travel in metropolitan Melbourne and regional
Victoria required.

Reporting to the Senior Complex Trauma Practitioner, this
role will see you collaborate with a trans-disciplinary trauma informed team to
ensure delivery of high quality, client led counselling, case work and advocacy

You are a skilled counselling practitioner,
experienced in case work, who is looking to become part of a team committed to
social justice and intersectionality. You can share and build knowledge to
support trauma responsive practice that centers the voice of survivors who
are people with disabilities that have experiences of trauma due to violence,
abuse, neglect and exploitation and also experience institutional child

About Drummond Street Services

Drummond Street Services is a not-for-profit,
non-denominational agency that has over 130 years in the development and
delivery of innovative services that strengthen families and communities with a
strong focus on evidence-based/informed practice and across the prevention, early
intervention, treatment and recovery spectrum of universal and targeted
support. We supported survivors to tell their story to the Royal
Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and continue to
support survivors to seek justice through the National Redress Scheme and
Restore-Victorian Redress Counselling Service.

Following years of sustained advocacy by people with
disabilities, in 2019 the Commonwealth Government established the Royal
Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with
Disability. Learnings from the Royal Commission will help to inform Australian
governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better
protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and
exploitation in the future.

The Services provide state-wide, trauma informed counselling,
case work and advocacy services that are accessible, client-focused and meet
the needs of people with disability and redress survivors, their families,
carers, support workers and advocates. The service offers a model of support
and advocacy that is flexible, compassionate, respectful, empowering and
holistic with the aim of addressing individual client needs and undertaking
systematic advocacy. The service centers a human rights model of disability and
employs a number of staff who have disabilities and are also members of the
LGBTIQA+ communities.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (i.e.,
    Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health) and along with other training and
    experience related to delivery of trauma informed counselling
    services for people who experience complex trauma, with a specific focus
    on people with disability and institutional child sexual abuse.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of delivering
    counselling and case work for people with disabilities, people who experience
    complex trauma and recovery approaches to intervention.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the counselling,
    family services, the disability sector and/or mental health sectors
  • History of working with people with disability in a manner
    which centres human rights and intersectionality.
  • Demonstrate your genuine interest and commitment to collaborating
    with LGBTIQA+, First Nation, and people of colour in a way that is affirming.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing interventions that
    support individuals and families with multiple and complex needs such as experiencing
    barriers to the NDIS, or DSP, complex communication, mental health, family
    violence and drug and alcohol issues.

Highly Desirable

  • You identify as belonging to LGBTIQA+ communities, as well
    as other communities with whom DS assertively engages. Applicants who have a
    lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience working with young people and children with

Application process

  • Applications close
    at midnight on Sunday 10 September 2023
  • All applications will be directed to our careers portal – Complex Trauma Practitioner
  • All applicants must
    include a resume with a cover letter addressing the following
  1. Your knowledge and experience of delivering counselling for
    people with disabilities, people who experience complex trauma and
  2. Your history of working alongside LGBTIQA+ staff and clients
    in a way that is affirming

To discuss
your application contact Vicki Khouri, Manager on 03 9663 6733 or [email protected]  

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