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Senior Therapeutic and Family Violence Practitioner - queerspace

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

Job posted on: 31 May, 2019.
Applications close: 21 June, 2019. (Expired)

Program Description

queerspace (drummond street services) is seeking an experienced practitioner to work with LGBTIQ+ individuals, people in intimate partnerships, and people in families or strong committed connections with others, and to supervise the practitioner working with these clients.

queerspace is an LGBTIQ+ specialist health and well-being service, providing a range of supports including counselling, groupwork, peer-based recovery support and case work, to individuals, people in relationships, and to children and young people and their families. queerspace also provides a safe and supportive space for trans and gender diverse and gender questioning people to engage in counselling, family therapy, group support services and supports for their families. queerspace also provides specialist family and intimate partner violence services to LGBTIQ+ people experiencing, or at risk of these forms of violence. As part of our work in this sector, we also train and provide consultancy services to the broader family and intimate partner violence sector.

The Senior Practitioner, queerspace, will join a growing LGBTIQ+ specialist program within drummond street services.  


The Senior Therapeutic and Family Violence practitioner will:

  • Provide queer sensitive and affirmative therapeutic and family violence services to LGBTIQ clients and their families
  • Conduct risk assessments, and other assessments as appropriate, for clients and their families
  • Provide appropriate interventions, including referral pathways, to LGBTIQ+ people experiencing or at risk of intimate partner or family violence
  • Utilise appropriate assessment measures to inform therapeutic response and to measure outcomes
  • Provide appropriate referral to both internal and external support agencies
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of group interventions relating to LGBTIQ+ health and well-being.
  • Undertake continuing professional development and clinical supervision to maintain best practice.
  • Provide reports as appropriate to clients’ referrers and other relevant external parties
  • Complete all client records and other required documentation including case plans and client assessments
  • Contribute to the achievement of individual, team and organisational program targets and KPIs as per contractual agreements with funders and those determined by drummond street services.
  • Work to the professional standards required by your professional association as well as by DS’ Code of Conduct, its policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of research and evaluation activities.
  • Represent the organisation positively with a range of external health, social services and other relevant providers for the purpose of making appropriate client referrals, providing conjoint support where required, and marketing and promoting the agency programs.
  • Use co-design and community development approaches (social justice, equality and mutual respect) to increase self-efficacy and empowerment of the communities
  • Develop and deliver training to community, partners and broader sectors
  • Work collaboratively with other services to identify and address services gaps and client needs. 

Essential / Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum Degree level qualification in social work, mental health nursing, psychology, counselling, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working in family violence
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise practitioners in family violence and/or mental health
  • Demonstrated understanding of the risk and protective factors, and overall population health context, for people from diverse communities, particularly those who are LGBTIQ+, including QTPOC, and people of faith
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and sexuality, or degree or qualification in gender studies
  • Quality administrative capacities
  • This is an identified LGBTIQ+ role and only applicants from these communities should apply. Applications are sought from people from all diverse communities intersecting with LGBTIQ+. 



Salary packaging is available

How to apply for this job

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