Do you want the opportunity to work for justice,
choice and self-determination for people with disability?
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 provides trauma responsive,
recovery-oriented counselling, case work and advocacy services to people with
disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. We
work to ensure people with disability can safely share their story with the
Disability Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of
People with Disability, as well as meet their day-to-day living goals.
About the role
drummond street services (ds) is seeking
an experienced complex trauma Practitioner to join their service for people
with disability, Your Way Through: Independent support for people affected
by the Disability Royal Commission on a part-time or full time, contract
basis until the end of June 2022, with the possibility of a longer contract subject
to funding. This role will be based in Northern region (Carlton & Coburg
locations), with occasional travel in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria
Reporting to the Senior Complex Trauma 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
You are a skilled counselling
practitioner, experienced in case work, who is looking to become part of a team
committed to social justice and intersectionality. You can share and build
knowledge to support trauma responsive practice that centers the
voice of survivors who are people with disabilities that have experiences of
trauma due to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
About Drummond Street Services?& Your Way Through
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 and
Restore-Victorian Redress Counselling Service.
Following years of sustained advocacy by people with
disabilities, in 2019 the Commonwealth Government established the Royal
Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with
Disability. Learnings from the Royal Commission will help to inform Australian
governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better
protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and
exploitation in the future.
Your Way Through 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 service centers a human rights model of disability
and employs a number of staff who have disabilities and are also members of the
Our services 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.
Selection Criteria: Essential
· 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 people with disability.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of
delivering counselling and case work for people with disabilities, people who
experience complex trauma and recovery approaches to intervention.
A minimum of two years’ experience in the
counselling, family services, the disability sector and/or mental health
History of working with people with disability in a manner which centres
human rights and intersectionality.
Demonstrate your genuine interest and commitment to collaborating with
LGBTIQA+, First Nation, and people of colour in a way that is affirming.
Demonstrated experience with providing interventions that support
individuals and families with multiple and complex needs such as experiencing
barriers to the NDIS, or DSP, complex communication, mental health, family
violence and drug and alcohol issues.
You identify as belonging
to LGBTIQA+ communities, as well as other communities with whom ds
assertively engages. Applicants who have a
lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.
working with young people and children with disabilities.
All applicants must provide
a resume and covering letter addressing the following:
1. Your knowledge
and experience of delivering counselling
for people with disabilities, people who experience complex trauma and
2. Your history of working alongside LGBTIQA+
staff and clients in a way that is affirming.
Applications close at midnight Sunday
on 12 December 2021
Applications can be sent to [email protected], using
the subject line: Complex Trauma Recovery Practitioner.