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Child and Family Practitioner

drummond street services
  • Duration until June 30, 2021     
  • 0.6 EFT fixed term position 


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 Wyndham location.

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


  • 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


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.

For further information please contact Nat Oska, Program Manager – Western Region on 9663 6733. A position description is attached.

First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, and people of color and/or public housing residents are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have a lived experience are encouraged to apply. 

DSS is committed to prioritising child safety and we adhere to the Reportable Conduct Scheme for organisations.

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