Would you like to help create new futures for young people?

  • Join Brisbane Youth Service today to make a difference in the lives of Brisbane’s vulnerable young people and their families.

We value our people and the contribution they make to the community and the lives of the young people we support. That’s why we have invested in our Employee Value Proposition, to make our employees’ experience a memorable


The Opportunity

  • Safe and Connected Family Worker
  • Full-time position until 30 June 2020
  • 76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to support young people and their families?

This position provides support to young people experiencing family issues that lead to homelessness or being at-risk of homelessness. The role aims to build the capacity of young people and their carers/families to manage conflict and build stronger relationships that enable housing stability and/or return to family. The role aims to improve the wellbeing of young people and their carers/families through individual and group support. The Safe & Connected Family Worker will assist BYS service delivery staff and teams to build their knowledge and skills to respond effectively to young people experiencing family issues.

To undertake the Safe and Connected Family Worker’s role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or similar. Have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (Blue Card) or a willingness to obtain one.

To be successful in your application you will need to provide written responses to the following selection criteria:

  • Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and demonstrated experience working within a client-focused, strengths based and trauma-informed practice framework.
  • Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people with complex needs.Highly developed skills using family focused interventions to achieve positive outcomes with young people and their carers/families.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills including strong interpersonal and written skills, and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others.
  • Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers.
  • Ability to provide support and guidance to other BYS staff in relation to youth and family work. 

How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: Application Documents_Safe & Connected Family Worker

Email complete applications to Erin Field – admin@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 30 November 2018


The Opportunity

  • Safe Relationships Worker
  • Full-time position until 30 June 2020
  • 76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to provide support and interventions to young people experiencing family and/or intimate violence?

This position provides specialist support and interventions for young people experiencing family and/or intimate partner violence. The role aims to reduce the impacts of violence, improve the safety and wellbeing of young people (and their children) through individual and group support around healthy intimate and/or family relationships. The Safe Relationships Worker will assist BYS service delivery staff and teams to build their knowledge and skills to respond effectively to young people experiencing violence.

To undertake the Safe and Connected Family Worker’s role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or similar. Have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (Blue Card) or a willingness to obtain one.

To be successful in your application you will need to provide written responses to the following selection criteria:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to BYS’s vision, values and objectives and demonstrated experience working within a client-focussed, strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework.
  • Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people with complex needs.
  • Highly developed skills using evidence-based DV interventions to achieve positive outcomes with young people.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills including strong interpersonal & written skills, and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others.
  • Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers.
  • Ability to provide support and guidance to other BYS staff in relation to family and intimate partner violence prevention, management and support.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: BYS_Application Documents_Safe Relationships Worker_2018 11 14

Email complete applications to Neti Read – admin@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 3 December 2018