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Child and Family Practitioner - Mental Health

drummond street services
  • DURATION until April, 2022 
  • 0.6 EFT fixed term position

About Drummond Street Services

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 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.

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


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.

The role will see you provide a whole of family approach and deliver case work, counselling and group supports to vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness.


  • 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 experience working with diverse communities and families.

A rewarding opportunity

Upon joining drummond street services, you will be welcomed into a hard-working, compassionate, and supportive team of individuals from diverse backgrounds. In return for your dedication and commitment, you will be offered an attractive remuneration package (negotiable based on experience and in line with SCHADS award), as well as salary packaging options.

For further information contact Nat Oska, Program Manager-Western Region, on 9663 6733.

LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, First Nations People and people from Culturally Diverse Communities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. 

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

A position description is attached.

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