- Full time 1.0 FTE till June 2024 (with possibility of extension)
- First Nations People, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability, people of colour, public housing residents or people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply
- DS is committed to child safety and strictly adheres to the Reportable Conduct Scheme for organisations. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our clients is our core focus. All staff must undergo thorough recruitment process including screening and providing evidence of current Working With Children Check and National Police Check.
About the Role
Drummond Street Services has a fantastic line management opportunity for a Senior Child and Family Practitioner to join their team in Geelong. Your primary responsibility will be to provide support and leadership to a transdisciplinary team that focuses on the healthy mental development of children using a whole of family approach.
This rewarding role provides an excellent opportunity to utilise your experience in counselling with couples and families, as well as providing supervision and coaching to multidisciplinary team members.
Drummond Street Services is looking for a driven leader with a background in working with families regarding child mental health. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Family Therapy, Case Work, Counselling, Psychology or similar will be essential for your success. Experience in counselling is integral to this role, as well as confidence in seminar or group facilitation.
- Due to the nature of the role, it’s important you are well versed in managing your time across a variety of responsibilities, encompassing both practice delivery and supervision. You’ll also be skilled in adapting to different environments, innovative approaches ensuring your ability to meet the needs of individual practitioners while also keeping in mind the developmental needs of the team and organisation as a whole.
- Acting as a mentor for your team, you'll motivate Practitioners to perform to the highest standard while providing them with the support needed to flourish in their roles. Your capacity to inspire and engage staff in completing complex work will ensure your success, as well as that of the team.
- As a resilient and adaptable person who thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment, you'll bring with you a vision for the future and enthusiasm for building and guiding your team throughout the process. Most importantly, you'll be passionate about leading change and will understand the importance of supporting the development of a multidisciplinary team to achieve a successful and healthy outcome for clients.
- This is both an incredibly rewarding and exciting opportunity to directly impact the success of the team. You'll be encouraged to utilise your innovation and creativeness and given the autonomy to take charge of positive organisational change.
This is both an incredibly rewarding and exciting opportunity to directly impact the success of the team. You'll be encouraged to utilise your innovation and creativeness and given the autonomy to take charge of positive organisational change.
Key Selection Criteria
- Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Family Therapy or Psychology and further training in relation to family work
- A minimum of five years’ experience in the family services and/or mental health sectors
- Demonstrated experience supervising and developing multidisciplinary staff
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of a range of therapeutic approaches for individuals, couples, families and specifically children and young people
- Demonstrated experience with providing counselling and case work that supports children and families with multiple and complex needs such as mental health, family violence and substance abuse issues
- Demonstrated high level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work tasks
- A genuine interest and commitment to working with LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal, refugee, CaLD and other higher risk cohorts.
- All applications will be directed to our careers portal – Senior Child & Family Practitioner
- All applicants must include a resume with a cover letter
- Suitable applicants that apply before the closing date will be offered an interview
To discuss your application contact Nat Oska on 9663 6733 or email [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Child & Family Practitioner - Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A position description is attached.