Position Title

2 x Project Coordinators – LGBTIQ Individual Mentoring Program (1EFT) and LGBTIQ Family Mentoring Program (.8EFT)


Fixed term positions until 30 June 2020

Program Description

drummond street servicesis excited to announce that in collaboration with key sector partners we are designing and implementing two new LGBTIQ Mentoring Programs, one for individuals and one for families. The programs are part of the LGBTI Suicide Prevention Trial, funded by the Australian government via the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.

The Individual Mentoring Project is a partnership between drummond street’s queerspace youth team and Minus 18. The Individual Mentoring Project Coordinator (1EFT) will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the individual mentorship program which will employ an intergenerational codesigned approach to foster resilience among LGBTIQA+ young people and/or LGBTIQA+ people at periods of vulnerability (such as questioning, coming out or transitioning).

The Family Mentoring Project Coordinator (.8EFT) will play a key role in facilitating the design and implementation of queerspace’s Family Mentorship project. The Coordinator will work with queerspace’s management, team and Partnership Group, to develop a model that contributes to LGBTIQ+ suicide prevention, specifically through linking and supporting family mentors and family mentees who would benefit from assistance in supporting their LGBTI+ loved one. Mentorship will be family to family, with other events fostering social inclusion also envisaged.


The Coordinators will:

  • Facilitate regular co-design meetings with partner groups
  • Develop and implement intervention parameters and practice manuals
  • Screen, induct, train and support mentors
  • Support mentor/mentee pairings to identify specific mentorship goals and plans
  • Undertake review of cases with mentors and mentees
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the service to ensure it is meeting community and client needs
  • Comply with funded service standards, practice manual, contract guidelines, and local operating procedures
  • Ensure reporting requirements for the program are undertaken

Essential/Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum Degree level qualification in social work, mental health nursing, community psychology, community development or an equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working in suicide prevention and intervention and/or mental health
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and manage people at risk for suicide
  • Demonstrated community development experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people from backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ and QTPOC, and people of faith
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate community volunteers
  • Quality administrative experience
  • This is an identified LGBTIQ+ role and only applicants from these communities should apply. QTPOC applicants are welcome. QTPoC are encouraged to apply.



Salary packaging is available

Position Description

Position Description available on website www.ds.org.au or Ph (03) 9663 6733 or email jemma.mead@ds.org.au (Individual Mentorship role) or kate.foord@ds.org.au (Family Mentorship Role)

  • Please download the Project Coordinator – Individual Mentoring position description by clicking here.
  • Please download the Project Coordinator – Family Mentoring position description by clicking here.

Written applications addressing the key selection criteria, specifying the role that you are applying for and with 2 referees to recruitment@ds.org.au

Applications close on Sunday 2nd December 2018.