LGBTIQA+ Allied Health Practice Lead Mind Australia


  • Are you a leader within LGBTIQA+ community and wish to support community members living with thoughts of suicide?
  • Fixed term role until June 2024 | Part time 30 hours/week
  • Abbotsford Location


Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.


We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.


About the role

Aftercare provides peer-based and allied health support to LGBTIQA+ people for three months following a suicidal crisis at no cost. Aftercare also facilitates a groups program and is actively engaged in community advocacy and preventative support. This peer-driven approach integrates evidence-based practice with community insights to provide a holistic and innovative model of care.


We are seeking a highly motivated, compassionate LGBTIQA+ Allied Health Practice Lead for a fixed term, part time (30 hours per week) opportunity until June 2024 in the Abbotsford area. You will work with a peer led team to deliver the Aftercare suicide prevention program. Utilising your training and experience to deliver supports to clients using brief interventions, Trauma informed practice while also providing leadership to allied health practitioners on a day to day level.  


Key responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to clients through purposeful engagement applying therapeutic principles and interventions.
  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and understanding of LGBTIQA+ issues and suicidal crises to inform your work.
  • Work in collaboration with the Peer Practice Lead in the day-to-day running of the Aftercare program and provide leadership to allied health practitioners on a day-to-day level.
  • Engage with community to fully understand their need for assistance from local service providers


What you’ll bring

  • Master’s degree qualification in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or other mental health related field as designated by Mind, and hold current registration with AHPRA, AASW, ACA or PACFA.
  • Expertise in working with LGBTIQA+ people with mental health issues, suicidal ideations, complex needs and collaborating with families and carers.
  • Proven experience in leadership and capability to coach, mentor and develop a team to achieve best quality service outcomes including experience in the provision of professional supervision.
  • Lived experience of mental ill health and/or suicide and the ability and willingness to use this to inform your work and the work of the team.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careersreference number 493915. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Monday 21 August 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.


Isabelle McGovern – LGBTIQA+ Strategy and Service Development Manager
[email protected]


Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

 PD LGBTIQA+ Allied Health Practice Lead (Aftercare) 20230801.pdf