About drummond street services

drummond street services (DS) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational agency that 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.

About the Opportunity

drummond street has a fantastic opportunity for two Senior Child and Family Practitioners to join their teams based in Wyndham (full time until June 2019) and Brimbank (.8FTE until June 2020).

Your primary responsibility will be to provide support and leadership to a transdisciplinary team that focuses on the healthy mental development of children using a whole of family approach.

This rewarding role provides an excellent opportunity to utilise your experience in relationship counselling directly with couples and families, as well as providing supervision and coaching to team members.

About You

drummond street is looking for a driven leader with a background in working with families regarding child mental health. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Family Therapy, Case Work, Counselling, Psychology or similar will be essential for your success.  Experience in relationship counselling is integral to this role, while confidence in seminar or group facilitation will be highly regarded.

Due to the nature of the role, it’s important you are well versed in managing your time across a variety of responsibilities, encompassing both practice delivery and supervision. You’ll also be skilled in adapting to different environments, ensuring your ability to meet the needs of individual practitioners while also keeping in mind the developmental needs of the team and organisation as a whole.

Acting as a mentor for your team, you’ll motivate Practitioners to perform to the highest standard while providing them with the support needed to flourish in their roles. Your capacity to inspire and engage staff in completing complex work will ensure your success, as well as that of the team.

As a resilient and adaptable person who thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment, you’ll bring with you a vision for the future and enthusiasm for building and guiding your team throughout the process.

Most importantly, you’ll be passionate about leading change and will understand the importance of supporting the development of a multidisciplinary team which utilises a variety of skill-sets and service types to achieve a successful and healthy outcome for clients.

A Rewarding Opportunity

This is both an incredibly rewarding and exciting opportunity to directly impact the success of the team.

You’ll be encouraged to utilise your innovation and creativeness, and given the autonomy to take charge of positive organisational change.

In return for your dedication and commitment, you will be offered an attractive remuneration package (negotiable based on experience), as well as salary packaging options.

To discuss your application contact Jemma Mead on 0400 505 324 or jemma.mead@ds.org.au

Application process

  • Applications close at midnight (00:00) on Sunday 9th December 2018 and should be sent to recruitment@ds.org.au
  • All applicants must include a resume and respond to all the key selection criteria for the relevant position. Please specify if you are applying for the Brimbank or Wyndham role or both.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take on a leadership role with an organisation that is truly making a difference to the lives of children and their families – Apply Now!

Position Description

  • Please download the Senior Child and Family Practitioner Brimbank position description by clicking here.
  • Please download the Senior Child and Family Practitioner Wyndham position description by clicking here.