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Practitioner - LGBTIQA+ Disability Project

drummond street services
  • Exciting new position available
  • First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, people of colour, public housing residents or people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Your role as the Practitioner LGBTIQA+ Disability Project

drummond street services, queerspace, has been funded to deliver a targeted outreach program for people with disabilities and their families from LGBTIQA+ communities, to codesign flexible outreach and systemic advocacy responses during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Practitioner role is part-time  (0.6 FTE) on a contract basis, until the end of June 2022 and will consult, plan, codesign and deliver activities focused on social isolation and connection with key LGBTIQA+ and disability community members via existing drummond street/ queerspace service and stakeholder platforms. The role will be based in the inner-northern region (Carlton location) subject to public health restrictions.

About you 

You are a LGBTIQA+ identified reflective practitioner who is looking to become part of a team committed to social justice and is interested in building supportive connections for people with disabilities within the LGBTIQA+ community.   

The following Key Selection Criteria will be essential in this position:

  • This is an identified LGBTIQA+ role and only applicants from the above nominated communities should apply.
  • Qualifications in social work, community development or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years' experience in delivering programs to individuals and groups, preferably in the LGBTIQA+/ disability sector
  • Demonstrated ability to co-design and co-deliver projects and programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities
  • Experience in delivering social media and communications campaigns
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work tasks
  • Demonstrated capacity to work creatively, show initiative, contribute ideas and be active in a supportive team environment in an agency working to support individual and family relationships 

How to apply for this job 

  • LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, First Nations People, and people of colour are encouraged to apply
  • We acknowledge the barriers associated with recruitment systems and invite for this to be addressed through feedback, questions, and requests to make the process more accessible
  • To discuss your application, please contact Jemma Mead on 03 9663 6733 or email jemma.mead@ds.org.au using the subject line: Practitioner - LGBTIQA+ Disability Project enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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