- Melbourne > Northern Suburbs Melbourne
- Job posted on: 30th Jun 2022
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drummond street provides trauma informed, recovery-oriented counselling, case work and advocacy services with people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. We work to ensure people with disability have the opportunity to safely share their story with the Disability Royal Commission.
drummond street is seeking a Practitioner to join their Disability Support Service on a part-time or full time, contract basis until the end of June 2023, with the possibility (subject to funding) of a longer contract. This role will be based in Inner Northern region (Carlton & Coburg locations), with occasional travel in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria required.
Reporting to the Senior Practitioner, this role will see you collaborate with a trans-disciplinary trauma informed team to ensure delivery of high quality, client led counselling, case work and advocacy services.
You are a skilled practitioner who is looking to become part of a team committed to social justice and intersectionality, who can share and build knowledge to support trauma informed -practice that centres the voice of survivors who are people with disabilities that have experiences of trauma due to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Our services are also for informal carers or paid support workers and people with disabilities across the lifespan, from children and young people to the older people.
drummond street services (DS) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational agency that has over 130 years in the development and delivery of innovative services that strengthen families and communities with a strong focus on evidence-based/informed practice and across the prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery spectrum of universal and targeted support. We supported survivors to tell their story to the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and continue to support survivors to seek justice through the National Redress Scheme.
Following years of sustained advocacy by people with disabilities, in 2019, the Australian Government announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Learnings from the Royal Commission will help to inform government, institutions, services and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.
Disability Support Service provides state-wide, trauma informed counselling, case work and advocacy services that are accessible, client-focused and meet the needs of people with disability, their families carers, support workers and advocates. The service offers a model of support and advocacy that is flexible, compassionate, respectful, empowering and holistic with the aim of addressing individual client needs and undertaking systematic advocacy. The services centers a human rights model of disability and employs a number of staff who have disabilities and are also members of the LGBTIQA+ communities.
Our services are open to all people with disability, their families, loved ones and carers, support workers, but assertively engage those experiencing marginalisation and/or discrimination, prioritising First Nations people, people of colour, and/or those identifying as LGBTIQA+, with a specific focus on public housing residents.
Upon joining drummond street services, you'll 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), as well as salary packaging options.
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For further information contact Vicki Khouri, Manager Disability Support Service on 03 9663 6733.
A position description is attached.