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Child and Family Practitioner - Mental Health

Employer: drummond street services
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 October, 2019.
Applications close: 25 October, 2019.

  • DURATION until June 30, 2020     
  • 0.6 EFT fixed term position

Program Description:

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 different locations. 

drummond street has over 127 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.

drummond street has played a crucial role providing specialist support to members of the LGBTQI community for over thirty years through its Queerspace program.

In addition, drummond street delivers services across the following programs:

  • Mental Health programs (Better Access/TPS)
  • Family Mental Health Support Services
  • Family & Relationships Services
  • Royal Commission Support Services
  • Group Programs
  • Parent engagement, Education & Support


drummond street has a fantastic opportunity for a part time(.6EFT)) Child and Family Practitioner to join the team in the Western Region in our Brimbank location at Derrimut.

Reporting to the Senior Family and Child Practitioner, Brimbank, you'll be responsible for the delivery of high quality child and family focused prevention and intervention services.

Key responsibilities of this pivotal role include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Essential / Desirable criteria:

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 particular experience working with diverse communities and families.


  • SCHADS Award   
  • Salary packaging is available

 Position Description available on website

How to apply for this job

Please send written applications with 2 referees to Program Manager Western Region to, using the subject line: Child and Family Practitioner - Mental Health application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close on COB Friday October 25th 2019.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to join an organisation that is truly making a difference to the community by promoting well-being for life. Apply Now!

Supporting materials  Child and Family Practitioner PD Brimbank.docx