Student Placements 2019

Every year BYS engages several students to undertake fully supervised placements at BYS. If you are studying Human Services, Social Work or similar, are motivated to learn, and have a passion for supporting vulnerable young people, please consider applying.

BYS have four (4) student placements available for first semester 2019.

Students will need to complete the Student Placement Application Package and return, along with their resume and blue card to efield@brisyouth.org by Friday 16th November 2018.

If universities are referring multiple students and would prefer, you can return all students applications at the same time.

BYS may be able to offer internal social work supervision, however this can’t be guaranteed.

A brief overview of the placements available follows below.

Research and Evaluation

This placement is based at our fortitude valley hub and is supervised by BYS’ research and evaluation coordinator and is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • • Best practice principles in exiting/transitioning young people out of youth services
    • Understanding the issues and complexities experienced by gender diverse young people navigating a binary gendered service system
    • Evaluative review of best practice principles for delivering quality crisis and transitional housing services – what should we be doing and how well are we currently doing?
    • Evaluation of a small grants program for young people to over-come barriers to educational engagement
    • Reviewing parenting outcomes for our Centre for Young Parents program to contribute to a government lobby paper for youth-specific parenting program funding
  • Other Information:
    • Available 3-4 days per week
    • This opportunity can partner with the Intake and Brief Intervention team to offer some direct face to face contact with young people

Intake and Brief Intervention

This placement is based at our fortitude valley hub and is supervised by an intake and brief intervention worker and is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • • Direct face to face work with vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness
    • Holistic support and referral
    • Crisis stabilisation and intervention
    • Intake and initial assessment
    • Brief planned support
  • Other Information:
    • Available 4 days per week

Family and Women

This placement is based at our Stones Corner office and is supervised by a family worker and is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • • Direct face to face work with vulnerable young families experiencing homelessness
    • Parenting and family intervention
    • Women’s rights
    • Ongoing planned support

Other Information:

  • • Available 3- 4 days per week
    • Must have a drivers licence

24/7 Residential

This placement is based at our Sandgate 24/7 supported residential home and is supervised by a youth worker and is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • • Direct face to face work with vulnerable young families experiencing homelessness
    • Holistic support and referral
    • Crisis stabilisation and intervention
    • Ongoing planned support
    • Share house environment

Other Information:

  • • Available 4 days per week
    • Opportunities for early evening shifts for flexibility or further learning (shifts would end by 8pm)
    • Must have a drivers licence

Applications will be reviewed by program staff as soon as possible after the application closing date and we aim to respond to all applications by Friday 30th November 2018.