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LGBTQIA+ Officer Bendigo

Reports To: Bendigo Region Coordinator
Status: Casual

The purpose of the LGBTQIA+ Officer role is to provide on-site support, hosting, peer-support and administration of Different Journeys LGBTQIA+ supports and activities, including participating in preparation and post-event procedures.

The events may include:

  • Teen Events
  • Adult events
  • Swim and sporting events
  • Carer and Family events
  • Carer Information nights
  • Dinner events
  • Other events, as our calendar grows!

The role includes wearing Different Journeys’ uniform, and travel to different event locations across Bendigo region. Travel time to and from event locations is not considered to be work hours


  1. Participate in pre-event training, time keeping, briefing and other activities, including contributing to event design and being a voice for the LGBTQIA+ autistic community.
  2. Clearly communicate your availability, needs and preferences, and with as much notice as possible.
  3. Carry out specific events tasks allocated to you by the Bendigo Region Coordinator, which may include greeting guests, liaising with venues or other stakeholders, providing particular advice or services, or anything else appropriate to your role and your lived experience.
  4. During events, proactively identify and act upon opportunities to support our LGBTQIA+ guests to feel comfortable, welcome and included at Different Journeys events, including where you observe a safety or wellbeing risk.
  5. Participate in post-event procedures, which may include incident reporting, providing feedback for post-event reports, identifying any barriers or anything else appropriate to your role and your lived experience.

Key Skills and Experience

  1. Qualification and/or life experience to help you understand LGBTQIA+ autistic people.
  2. Very good verbal communication skills.
  3. Motivated to do a great job.
  4. Very good time management and organisational skills.
  5. Team player with good problem-solving ability.
  6. Dedicated to community and helping others.


This role is aligned with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (MA000100).

The position is subject to receipt of external funding, and completion of a national police check and Working with Children check.


To apply for this job, just tell us why you’re interested in joining our organisation by applying below through ‘Show Interest’.

Casual Position Available

Different Journeys

Peer Support Coordinator

The Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting our Carer Peer Support team with administration and coordination of their work, including tasks relating to data and reporting, carers’ cuppas, individual peer support, rostering and HR. The Peer Support Coordinator understands and cares about carers, valuing privacy, lived experience, teamwork and inclusion. The Peer Support Coordinator will work to ensure Different Journeys’ functions effectively and efficiently while achieving its objectives and upholding its values.    


  1. Enter data into Salesforce for all Peer Support events and programs as directed, including identifying challenges, suggesting improvements and collaborating with other administrators
  2. Carry out ad hoc research, stakeholder communication and administration tasks allocated by the Peer Support team leaders
  3. Collaborate with team members to deliver their administration requirements in an effective, efficient manner, including supporting them with case management, administration, scheduling, technical support and anything else that is related to your role
  4. Provide proofing, formatting, filing, phone, email and other administrative supports as required
  5. Contribute to discussions and improvements around compliance, safety, process improvement and culture within the Peer Support team
  6. Support the team with events and carers’ cuppas through attendance, emails, rostering, recordkeeping and data procedures, feedback, venue liaison and evaluation reports
  7. Be part of Different Journeys’ wider team, working together to coordinate and improve administrative procedures throughout our organisation
  8. Other duties as directed by management


Key Skills and Experience

  1. Accurate written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  2. Highly motivated, proactive and persistent
  3. Very good time management, prioritisation and organisational skills, especially for completion of recurring daily tasks
  4. Dedication to listening and learning
  5. Good collaboration skills and teamwork approach
  6. Understand and respects others’ rights, especially privacy, and our processes to support these rights
  7. Proficient at using technology for administration, ideally with knowledge or willingness to learn Salesforce, Google suite, Excel and other tools
  8. Lived experience with caring or autism, and/or an understanding of the for-purpose sector, will both be highly regarded.

There are no rules about how to apply to join the Different Journeys team. Reach out in any way; email, call, message us or visit us at an event – whatever is the most comfortable for you.

Part-Time Available Positions

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Fill out the Expression of Interest form below, telling us why you would like this position and we will call you to talk about the role. If this role is suitable, we will ask you to complete a Police Check and Working with Children Check. You will then be invited to attend one of our events as a guest to make sure you enjoy it. If all is successful, we will give you an Agreement to sign and you will receive your Position Description, training, ongoing supervision and support as part of our Events Team.

There are no rules about how to apply to join the Different Journeys team. Reach out in any way; email, call, message us or visit us at an event – whatever is the most comfortable for you.

*Currently not hiring*

How You Can Volunteer

  • Help host our events: you can work with tickets, make presentations, run activities, or simply talk to people and have a great time.
  • Choose your favourite activities: you can go swimming, play sports, visit restaurants and more, in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Give as much or as little of your time as you like, on your schedule.
  • Work in many locations across Victoria.
  • Help autistic young people, adults, families and carers, and LGBTQIA+ autistic people.
  • Join our Board to help make the decisions that shape our future.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • It’s fun! Most of our volunteers have a great time and make great friends at our events.
  • Build your curriculum vitae (CV) – get experience in a real workplace.
  • Learn about the autistic community and the services and resources which can help you.
  • Receive training in safety, events, management, administration, safeguarding, privacy and more.
  • Be reimbursed for your expenses.
  • Be supported and valued for your lived experience in the autistic community.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the form below. We’ll get back to you right away.

All volunteers need a Working with Children Check, and we will help you to get a Police Check. Different Journeys is a child safe, autistic-friendly organisation. We strongly encourage all people who have disabilities, are culturally diverse, or are part of the LGBTQIA+ community to join us!

To speak to us, call 0490 774 068 or email

When you complete this form, we will use your information to contact you. Thank you for being interested in joining the Different Journeys team.