Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner drummond street services


  • Duration:  Full time
    (1.0 FTE) till 30 June 2024, with option to extend dependent on funding
  • First
    Nations People, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability, people of colour,
    public housing residents or people with a lived experience are encouraged to
  • 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.
  • Applicants who have a lived experience are encouraged to

About the role

Drummond Street Services (DS) deliver early intervention case work, counselling and group
support to individuals, families and communities, using a developmental and
whole of family, life course approach. The therapeutic family violence
practitioner will work within a dedicated LGBTIQA+ family violence team to
provide individual and group interventions to people using or experiencing harm
in a family violence context. Ideal candidates are passionate, committed to
social justice and cultural safety, are trauma informed and are affirmative of
all children, young people, families, adults and communities.

Your responsibilities

  • Deliver therapeutic case management services according to
    the DS’s practice model, attending to client-centred processes and goals across
    a broad range of domains of well-being
  • Provide therapeutic case management support, individual and
    group interventions to clients in the Futures Free from Violence and Living
    Free from Violence programs that support women, trans, and gender diverse people
    who have used force and/or violence in family and intimate partner
    relationships, offering opportunities to work towards change.
  • Provide queer sensitive and affirmative therapeutic case
    management services to LGBTIQA+ clients and their families experiencing and/or
    enacting family or intimate partner violence, mental health issues, harmful AOD
    use, financial or housing insecurity
  • Use your expertise and knowledge in working with clients to
    identify risk factors, the impact of the abuse, and their current needs and
    protective factors.
  • Help clients to identify and build increased safety within
    their family environments and relationships. 
  • Assist with housing, financial/income, education and
    employment needs
  • Complete applications for brokerage funds on behalf of
  • Assist clients in building social and community supports and
  • Input quality case records into relevant client case
    management record systems (DS client data base, IRIS and SHIP)
  • Engage in a reflective practice model of exploring practice
    questions, dilemmas, tensions and surprises alongside other practitioners.
  • Deliver case management services to DS clients and their
    families as required as part of the family violence response to clients and

Selection Criteria – Please address the following in your
application to be considered.


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management
    interventions to clients using violence/ experiencing violence with positive
    client outcomes
  • Previous experience of running groups/ good understanding of
    group theories
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in working with LGBTIQA+
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and
    sensitivities of people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal, LGBTIQA+
    and culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities
  • Demonstrated experience of working with families with
    complex needs such as family violence, drug and alcohol and mental health issue
  • Demonstrated capacity to work within integrated,
    collaborative and systemic approaches
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to
    meet deadlines and prioritise work tasks
  • Demonstrated capacity to work creatively, show initiative,
    contribute ideas and be active in a supportive team environment in an agency
    working to support individual and family relationships
  • A strong personal/professional support network that promotes

Highly Desirable

  • Belong to LGBTIQA+ communities as well as other communities
    with whom DS assertively engages

Application process

  • Applications close at midnight on Sunday 1 October, 2023
  • All applications will be directed to
    our careers portal – Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner
  • All applicants must include a resume with a cover letter
    addressing all the key selection criteria for the position 

For further information please contact Mengrui Li on 9663
6733 or [email protected]   

To review the PD please visit the careers page
on our website



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Job Salary

Full time