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Family Mental Health Services Managers

Job No: 73762
Location: Whittlesea, Wallan and Melbourne North

  • Join a dynamic not-for-profit organisation 
  • Salary packaging to maximise your take home pay
  • Flexible hours and TOIL scheme to ensure you achieve a healthy work life balance

About the Organisation

drummond street services (DS) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational agency that provides family services, mental health and wellbeing support, relationship counselling, parent support and education for families, children and young people that reflect the diversity of the communities across our different locations.

drummond street has over 127 years experience in the development and delivery of innovative services that strengthens families and communities with a strong focus on evidence-based/informed practice and across the prevention and early intervention spectrum of universal and targeted support.

drummond street has played a crucial role providing specialist support to members of the GLBTIQ community for over thirty years through its Queerspace program.

In addition, drummond street delivers services across the following programs:

  • Mental Health programs (Better Access/ATAPS)
  • Family Mental Health Support Services
  • Family & Relationships Services
  • Royal Commission Support Services
  • Group Programs
  • Parent engagement, education & Support – Western Region (Werribee)

About the Opportunity 

drummond street has two fantastic opportunities for full-time Family Mental Health Services Managers to join our Northern Region team servicing Whittlesea, Wallan and Melbourne North. 

In these rewarding roles, you'll be responsible for leading the delivery of the Family Mental Health and Wellbeing Services in the Northern Region and supporting a team of five practitioners who are delivering prevention and early intervention services to families with children dealing with (or at risk of developing) mental health issues. 

Other responsibilities of these pivotal roles include: 

  • Actively contribute to the organization's mission, objectives, values and culture through strategic and operational leadership; 
  • Monitor data and client feedback to ensure that service targets and quality is maintained; 
  • Contribute to the development and growth of services via tender and funding applications;
  • Demonstrate a holistic and family-centered approach to achieving mental health outcomes via prevention and early intervention strategies; 
  • Provide centre-based and outreach support services and implement case plans in collaboration with the client and their family; 
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and implementation of evidence-based programs and build therapeutic relationships through engagement activities; and
  • Network with and deliver training to community members, partners and the broader sector.  

To qualify, you have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Family Therapy or Psychology, as well as further training in relation to family work. With a minimum of three years' experience working in the family services or mental health sectors, you must demonstrate knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches that are appropriate for children and adolescents. In addition, you will have proven experience providing counselling and case work that support children and families with multiple and complex needs, including mental health, violence and substance abuse issues.  

Previous experience supervising, managing and developing multidisciplinary teams is also essential for success in this role, as is the ability to lead operational planning. Candidates with experience in delivery and operational management of mental health programs for children, adults and families and experience in programs working with clients who experience complex trauma will be looked upon favourably, however this is not essential for this role.

This role is well suited to someone who is a strong communicator and who understands the business of child and family services. Maintaining a strong client-focus, you will lead by example and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and cultural awareness.    

As a reflection of our values and mission, we are a non-discriminatory organisation that delivers universal and targeted interventions to families, individuals, adults, children, youth and diverse communities. We are seeking candidates who embody these values and who have particular experience working with diverse communities and families.  

Don't miss this opportunity to take on a leadership role with an organisation that is truly making a difference to the community by promoting well-being for life. Apply Now! 

Please note, this position closes on 29th of January, 2016 at 5pm AEST. 

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drummond street also have an opportunity for a Child and Family Practitioner, for more information please click here.

drummond street also have an opportunity for a Senior Child and Family Services Practitioner (Mental Health Support), for more information please click here.

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