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Family Intake Worker

drummond street services
  • Are you committed to social justice and want to become an agent of change?
  • Do you want to join a hard-working, compassionate and supportive team of individuals from diverse backgrounds? 
  • If you want to leave work every day knowing you've made a positive impact on the delivery of support services and a true difference to the lives of people, this job is for you!

About drummond street services 

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.

Your role as Family Intake Worker

drummond street is seeking a Family Intake Worker to join their Family Intake Team on a part-time (3 days per week), contract basis until the end of June 2021. The Family Intake Worker provides high quality Intake screening, program matching for all individuals and families, and referrals as part of drummond streets’ centralised Family Intake Program.

The role will be based in ds Northern Region sites (Carlton, Coburg), however we are currently working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting to the Intake Manager, the role will see you collaborate with a passionate team to ensure delivery of high quality, client led Intake services that contribute to the success of all drummond streets’ programs.

About you

drummond street services is welcoming applications from creative and compassionate individuals who are looking to become part of a team committed to social justice for LGBTIQ+, people with disability, First Nations People and Culturally Diverse Communities. You will be driven to promote positive change and always provide the highest level of service. 

The following will be essential in these positions:

  • Social Work or Psychology or similar undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrated experience of working with families with complex needs such as family violence, drug and alcohol and mental health issues
  • Experience working within the mental health service system and knowledge of mental health issues, impacts and navigation of the service system
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team and contribute actively to the viability and functions of a busy community services organisation
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide telephone and online video-based counselling; and
  • A genuine interest and commitment to working from a social justice framework in response to intersectional experiences, including cultural diversity, First Nations People, LGBTIQ people, and people with disability.

How to apply for this job

All applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter. 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.

For further information contact Sarah Powell, Intake Manager on 03 9663 6733. Applications should be sent to recruitment@ds.org.au, using the subject line: Family Intake Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, First Nations People and people from Culturally Diverse Communities are encouraged to apply. 

How to apply

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