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

Brisbane Youth Service is a well-respected not-for-profit supporting vulnerable young people and young families who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. Join Brisbane Youth Service today to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in our community.

At BYS, we actively promote work-life balance and provide a supportive team environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or marital status.

Research shows that women and people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are less likely to apply for a position until they meet 100% of the criteria. So if you don’t have all the qualifications or experience required for a role, please consider applying for a position with us anyway. We encourage applications from minorities and are committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the young people that we support.

  • 30% of the young people we support are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander,
  • Almost 1 in 4 identify as LGBTIQAP+,
  • 11 % are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Intake and Brief Intervention Worker

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position [Flexible] | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

This position provides young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with solution focused crisis and brief interventions and thorough assessment and referrals, both internal to BYS and to the wider community.

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Brisbane
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight [flexible]

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  3. Demonstrated ability to undertake thorough assessments of a young person’s situation and support needs, including risk assessments and safety planning
  4. Demonstrated ability to work holistically with vulnerable young people, building trusting relationships and delivering solution focussed crisis and early interventions
  5. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of young people
  6. Strong organisational and planning skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritise and manage competing demands

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. Closing: 9.00 am, Friday,  19 January 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Intake and Brief Intervention [Identified]

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position [Flexible] | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

This position provides young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with solution focused crisis and brief interventions and thorough assessment and referrals, both internal to BYS and to the wider community.

Apply for a blue card or exemption card | Your rights, crime and the law | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  3. Demonstrated ability to undertake thorough assessments of a young person’s situation and support needs, including risk assessments
  4. Demonstrated ability to work holistically with vulnerable young people, building trusting relationships and delivering solution focussed crisis and brief interventions
  5. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others
  6. Strong organisational and planning skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritise and manage competing demands

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close 19 January 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Housing Services Senior Manager

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

The Housing Services Senior Manager is responsible for leading and managing a range of housing programs within the organisation. The role is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality housing and support for vulnerable young people and young families including 3 x 24/7 fully supervised housing models, a tenancy sustainment program, a foyer style program and 33 units of externally supported housing. This position is responsible for oversight of tenancy and property management functions.

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Brisbane
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight

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

  1. Knowledge of issues impacting on vulnerable young people and young families and the implications for the delivery of housing and support services;
  2. Experience managing  the provision of social housing and a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and guidelines. Highly developed critical and strategic thinking, problem solving and risk management skills and the demonstrated application of these in a direct service delivery environment;
  3.  Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team, and build a positive culture focused on continuous improvement;
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and produce high quality submissions, policies and reports;
  5. Demonstrated ability to design, review and implement effective services and manage risk;
  6.  Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to provide strategic advice to the Executive Management Team and Board.

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close COB 31 January 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dual Diagnosis Counselling Coordinator

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

The Dual Diagnosis Counselling Coordinator leads the Alcohol and other Drugs [AOD] counselling program that supports young people at-risk or experiencing homelessness and multiple vulnerabilities to achieve their personal goals around alcohol and other drug use. The position oversees the counselling student placements and provides crisis intervention and counselling support, delivered individually and in groups; and works collaboratively with the community to effectively respond to issues associated with alcohol and other drug use. 

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Fortitude Valley
Full-time | 76 Hours per Fortnight

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. A high level of understanding of young people’s alcohol and other drug use and trends, and demonstrated ability to implement crisis and therapeutic interventions aligned with BYS’ and the Health Team practice framework;
  3. Ability to oversee the counselling program to deliver services in line with program guidelines, funding requirements and contractual obligations
  4.  Ability to support operational functioning including the collection and reporting of client data as required; and the appropriate use of allocated funding in the budget;
  5. Sound and effective communication skills and an ability to engage with vulnerable young people, professionals, colleagues, service providers, and health practitioners.

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close 9.00 am, 13 January 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Youth Domestic and Family Violence Advocate

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position [12-month contract] | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

We are seeking a highly resilient Youth Domestic and Family Violence [DFV] Advocate to join our team. The successful candidate provide support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are affected by DFV. This position will provide support to workers and clients across Brisbane Youth Service to respond to DFV experiences and will work closely with specialist DFV services to assess risk, safety plan and provide co-ordinated responses to young people experiencing DFV.

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Brisbane
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight

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

  1. Understanding of & commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including a gendered understanding of youth DFV
  3. Demonstrated ability to undertake thorough assessments of a young person’s situation and support needs, including risk assessments and safety planning
  4. Demonstrated ability to work holistically with vulnerable young people, building trusting relationships and delivering services directly to young people and providing case consults and training to worker
  5. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others
  6. Strong organisational and planning skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritise and manage competing demands
  7. Demonstrated capacity to collaborate across the service system and effectively network to provide a DFV response, including acting in accordance with relevant legislation

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close 9.00 am, 16 February 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Young Families Brief Intervention Worker

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

We are seeking two [2] highly skilled Young Families Brief Intervention Workers to join our team. This position provides young families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with solution focused crisis and brief interventions and thorough assessment and referrals, both internal to BYS and to the wider community.

Apply for a blue card or exemption card | Your rights, crime and the law | Queensland

Brisbane
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting young families experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  3. Demonstrated ability to undertake thorough assessments of a young family’s situation and support needs, including risk assessments
  4. Demonstrated ability to work holistically with vulnerable young families, building trusting relationships and delivering solution focussed crisis and brief interventions
  5. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close 9.00 am, 16 February 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Administration Officer

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

To provide reception and administration support for the effective business operations of Brisbane Youth Service.

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Fortitude Valley
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and practice framework
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with MS Office products, including spreadsheets, MS Word and CRM databases and to deliver accurate and well-presented documents
  3. Demonstrated capacity to undertake frontline reception duties via the telephone and face-to-face
  4. Sound communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to interact positively with vulnerable young people and liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  5. Sound organisational skills and effective time management with the ability to plan and prioritise work
  6. Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  7. Ability to use initiative in the workplace and demonstrate problem solving skills
  8. Demonstrated understanding of workplace health and safety compliance requirements

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close, 21 February 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Human Resource Administrator | Learning & Development

The Opportunity

  • Full-time position | 76 hours per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

The objective of this role is working collaboratively as part of a small team to deliver quality HR services and support to 100+ staff, within a dynamic, fast paced environment.

This position will have a focus on Learning and Development for the organisation to drive continuous improvement, succession planning and create seamless employee development from onboarding through to leadership development.

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Fortitude Valley
Full-time | 76 hours per fortnight

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

  1. Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision, objectives and values, including a commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workforce
  2. Demonstrated experience in designing tailored training programs and utilising learning and development platforms and technology to build an employee support and development resource
  3. Proven ability to provide accurate, timely, and professional advice based on current legislation, industrial instruments, policies and procedures
  4. Excellent communication skills, high attention to detail, and an ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  5. Proven planning, project administration and analytical skills, working within agreed priorities, resources and timeframes, and an ability to independently prioritise work and meet deadlines
  6. Demonstrated experience in HR Information Systems [HRIS] and producing HR management reports

We know diversity makes a positive difference and encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position and for considering working with Brisbane Youth Service.

To apply, please email your (1) Cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your (2) CV to the HR team at hr@brisyouth.org.

Applications for this position close, 21 February 2024.

Interviews may take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants with an immediate start available. The position may be withdrawn earlier than the close date if an applicant is successfully appointed prior.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Vaccination Status

In accordance with the Queensland Government Workers in a healthcare setting (COVID-19 Vaccination requirements) Direction, applicants attending interview and successful candidates will need to produce double vaccination evidence with their MyGov digital Covid certificate prior to entry to a BYS premises.