Peri-Natal Clinical Lead, Senior Counsellor drummond street services


  • Duration: 30 June 2025, 1.0 FTE
  • First Nations People, LGBTIQA+ people, people with
    disability, people of colour, public housing residents or people with a lived
    experience are encouraged to apply.
  • DSS 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.


Drummond Street Services is a not-for-profit, independent
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.


  • This is a 2 year contracted position with Ready Steady
    Family, a program providing free mental health and support services to those
    expecting a baby and with infants up to 2 years of age. Drummond Street
    Services is seeking a Senior Clinician with a specialty in perinatal mental
    health to join their Ready Steady Family Team on a full-time contract
    basis (5 days per week) until the end of June 2025.
  • The role will be based in the Carlton/Collingwood area and
    involve working in the North and West of Melbourne with clients, at times in an
    outreach capacity.
  • Reporting to the Ready Steady Family Program Manager, the
    role will see you support and collaborate with a passionate multi-disciplinary team
    to ensure delivery of high quality counselling interventions and provision of
    clinical supervision to other counsellors and some parent coaches on the team.
  • The Family Intake Worker provides high quality assessment, screening
    and development of whole of family action plans. You will contribute to
    allocations and mentor those providing the clients with interventions as well
    as having some clients yourself.
  • You will also contribute to the development and facilitation
    of group programs.


Drummond Street Services is welcoming applications from dedicated
individuals who are looking to become part of a team committed to social
justice for LGBTIQA+ families, people with disability, First Nations People and
Culturally Diverse Communities. You will be driven to promote positive change
and always provide the highest level of service while modelling positive

The following will be essential in these positions:

  • Full registration in Mental Health Social Work or Psychology
    or similar degree
  • Minimum four years’ experience in providing psychological
    interventions to families and individuals in the antenatal and post-natal
  • Experience working within the mental health service system
    and knowledge of infant mental health, family violence, trauma issues and
  • Experience in supervising staff and contributing positively
    to a leadership team
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team and
    contribute actively to the viability and functions of a busy community services
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide face to face, outreach, telephone
    and online video-based counselling and clinical supervision of staff
  • A genuine interest and commitment to working from a social
    justice framework in response to intersectional experiences, including cultural
    diversity, First Nations People, LGBTIQA+ people, and people with disability.


  • Applications close Sunday 27th August, 2023
  • All applications will be directed to our careers
    portal – Peri-Natal Clinical Lead
  • All applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter that
    addresses all the following questions for their application to be considered.
    Applicants should try to keep their responses to not more than about 250 words
    per question:
  1. Elaborate on your experience in the peri natal space and as
    a practice lead/ supervisor
  2. Outline your experience in working with individuals, couples
    and families with complex needs such as family violence, drug and alcohol,
    suicide ideation and mental health issues.
  3. What does a social justice approach mean to you?

For further information contact Kate Galea, Ready Steady
Family Manager on 03 9663 6733 or [email protected]
using the subject line: Peri-Natal Clinical Lead 

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