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Senior Complex Trauma Recovery Practitioner

drummond street services

Do you want the opportunity to work for justice, choice and self-determination for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse? 

drummond street provides trauma informed, recovery-oriented counselling and support services with survivors of institutional child sexual abuse making an application to the National Redress Scheme and to survivors who are using Restore-Victorian Redress Counselling Service.   

Your role as Senior Practitioner 

drummond street is seeking a Senior Complex Trauma Recovery Practitioner to join their Redress and Restore service on a full-time, contract basis until the end of June 2022, 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 and greater Melbourne.

This role will see you  lead, supervise and collaborate a trans-disciplinary, trauma informed team to ensure delivery of high quality, client led counselling and support services.   

You are a  skilled  practitioner  and leader who is looking to become part of a team committed to social justice, who can share and build knowledge to support recovery-oriented practice that  centres the voice of survivors and people who have experiences of trauma due to systemic harms of institutions.   

About drummond street services  & the  Redress and Restore service  

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.  

We are now working with survivors of institutional child sexual abuse engaging with the National Redress Scheme, providing services that are accessible, client-led and meet the needs of clients, their families and carers, and who are using Restore-Victorian Redress Counselling Service.  

The following will be essential in this position: 

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (i.e. Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health) and along with other training and experience related to delivery of trauma informed counselling services for people who experience complex trauma, with a specific focus on survivors of institutional child sexual abuse  
  • Current Accreditation with a relevant professional body, e.g., APS, AASW   
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in the counselling, family services and/or mental health sectors  
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience providing clinical supervision to practitioners  
  • Demonstrated experience with providing interventions that support individuals and families with multiple and complex needs such as mental health, family violence and drug and alcohol issue 
  • A genuine interest and commitment to working with people with disability, LGBTIQ, Aboriginal, refugee, CaLD and other higher risk cohorts. 

A rewarding opportunity 

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.  

For further information contact Vicki Khouri, Manager Redress Service on 03 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 are encouraged to apply.  

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

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