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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 Brisbane Youth Service, we actively promote work-life balance and provide a supportive team environment. We also know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from all cultures, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds, with relevant experience, to apply.

Senior Practitioner | Young Dads and Young Families

The Opportunity

  • Full time or Part time position, 60 – 76 hrs per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

This position will engage with and support young families, with a focus on young fathers under 26 years of age who are vulnerable and or at risk of homelessness. The position will provide specialist support to young men that strengthens their identity as a father, develops their parenting skills, improves their family and personal relationships, improves the safety of their children and supports them to access/maintain stable housing.

Please click here to download the full position description

Zillah St, Greenslopes
Full-time or Part-time | 60-76 hours per fortnight

To undertake the role of Senior Practitioner | Young Dads and Young Families, you will require a certificate or formal qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or substantial demonstrated experience in a related field; have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card) prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria

  1. 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;
  2. An understanding of the issues facing young families and young men, including homelessness, and demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people with complex needs;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of gendered nature of domestic violence, and the impact of domestic violence on young people and young families;
  4. Strong communication skills including interpersonal & written skills and demonstrated ability to advocate effectively on behalf of others;
  5. Experience developing effective collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position description 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 Mel Bradford, HR Manager at  hr@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 11:59pm Sunday, 4 September 2022. 

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are submitted. Interviews will take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Young Women's Housing Support Worker

The Opportunity

  • Part time position, 60hrs per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

The Young Women’s Housing Support Worker provides planned support to young women including BYS tenants. Young women are assisted to successfully sustain their tenancy or to transition to more appropriate accommodation. This position works collaboratively with other teams within BYS and the broader community to effectively respond to issue associated with homelessness.

Please click here to download the full position description.

Winstanley Street, Carina
Part Time

To undertake the role of Young Women’s Housing Support Worker, you will require a certificate or formal qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or substantial demonstrated experience in a related field; have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card) prior to commencement.

 

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of, and commitment to, BYS’s vision and objectives and the demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework;
  2. Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people, using brief solution focussed crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support, and supporting young people to transition to independence;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic and family violence involving young women and their accompanying children and an ability to support young women to understand, manage and navigate their experience of domestic and family violence;
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a community housing provider in accordance with the National Regulatory System of Community Housing [NRSCH];
  5. Strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and contribute positively within a team;
  6. Demonstrated effective communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and written skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others;
  7. Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position description 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 Mel Bradford, HR Manager at  hr@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 11:59pm Sunday, 21 August 2022. 

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are submitted. Interviews will take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Young Families Brief Intervention Worker

The Opportunity

  • Full time position, 76hrs per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

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.

Please click here to download the full position description.

Zillah Street, Greenslopes
Full Time

To undertake the role of Young Families Brief Intervention Worker, you will a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or comparable qualification or substantial demonstrated experience in a related field; have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card) prior to commencement.

 

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of, and commitment to, BYS’s vision and objectives and the demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based and trauma informed 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 focused 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.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position description 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 Mel Bradford, HR Manager at  hr@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 11:59pm Sunday, 21 August 2022. 

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are submitted. Interviews will take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Intake and Brief Intervention Worker

The Opportunity

  • Full time position, 76hrs per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 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.

Please click here to download the full position description.

Full Time
McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

To undertake the role of Intake and Brief Intervention Worker, you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or comparable qualification or substantial demonstrated experience in a related field; have a current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card) prior to commencement.

 

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of, and commitment to, BYS’s vision and objectives and the demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based and trauma informed 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 focused 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.

How to Apply

Thank you for taking the time to review this position description 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 Mel Bradford, HR Manager at  hr@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 11:59pm Sunday, 21 August 2022. 

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are submitted. Interviews will take place progressively for successfully shortlisted applicants.

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.