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Child and Family Practitioner - Mental Health

drummond street services
  • DURATION until June 30, 2022    
  • Part time .6
  • First Nations People and people from Culturally Diverse Communities, LGBTIQ+ people and people with disability are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants who have a lived experience are encouraged to apply 
  • Committed to prioritising child safety and adhere to the Reportable Conduct Scheme for organisations.


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.


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 / Brimbank location.

Reporting to the Barwon Manager, 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

A position description is attached. 

For further information, please contact Nat Oska, Program Manager – Western Region on 03 9663 6733 or visit our website www.ds.org.au

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