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 one.


The Opportunity

  • Dual Diagnosis Psychologist
  • Temporary Part-time position (4 days per week) until 30 June 2020
  • 60.8 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to provide and support young people with psychological interventions?

Are you a generally registered psychologist, and interested in working with young people? Since 2011, Brisbane Youth Service has been providing a free and confidential counselling service for young people, aged 12-25 years, based upon the frameworks of the recovery orientation, strengths-based principles, social justice and harm minimisation. This is fully established counselling program, and because we pay your wage, you will not need to rely on the Mental Health Care Plan Medicare system. You will receive professional supervision from an endorsed Health Psychologist, who has 25 years of experience.

If this is of interest to you, then Brisbane Youth Service has an opportunity for a Psychologist to become part of the Health team, providing direct one-to-one counselling with vulnerable young people, as well as work with a team of allied health professionals including social workers and youth workers. This role is located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, close to public transport and street parking options.

To undertake this role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or similar. You will also have AHPRA Registration as a General Psychologist (endorsement not required) and you will have a Working with Children Suitability Card (Blue Card) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card and hold a current Queensland driver’s license.

Selection Criteria

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 and objectives.
  • Ability to work in alignment with the BYS Practice Framework including a commitment to harm reduction, women’s rights and social justice.
  • Self-reflective and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills including advocacy.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Understanding of individual, social and environmental issues affecting young people who use drugs, experience mental health issues, and are homeless or at risk.
  • Detailed understanding of effective interventions for this client group, including underlying principles of these interventions, particularly the recovery orientation model.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: BYS Dual Diagnosis_Application Package_Sept 2019

Email complete applications to admin@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 29 September 2019

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