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. BYS is a medium-sized incorporated association providing holistic responses to vulnerable young people (aged 12 – 25 years) and young families who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless. We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds with relevant experience to apply. BYS promotes work-life balance and provides a supportive team environment and additional benefits such as salary packaging arrangements and a generous five weeks annual leave per year. Please see below for current employment opportunities.

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The Opportunity

  • Research & Evaluation Officer
  • Part time position until 30 June 2021
  • 10 – 16 hours per week

Are you a dynamic individual with a high attention to detail and a passion for research and evaluation?

The Research and Evaluation Officer is responsible for supporting the Research and Evaluation priorities of the organisation including the implementation of the BYS Evaluation Framework and BYS research projects.

You will have a tertiary qualification in Evaluation, Social Work, Psychology, or Social Sciences or similar; have a current Queensland driver’s license and you must hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card).

For more information on applying for a blue card, go to: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card

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

  • A commitment to the BYS values and their application to research and evaluation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting quality social research, including quantitative and/or qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Understanding of the delivery of evaluation, outcomes measurement and/or research projects in a community services context and the associated ethical considerations for social research with vulnerable young people and families.
  • Applied knowledge of the use of quantitative and qualitative evaluation and/or research methodologies, preferably including data analysis methods and/or software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written/oral formats and produce quality reports incorporating data visualisation principles.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across BYS teams and with external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, think creatively to overcome challenges, and meet timeframes.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: BYS Research & Evaluation Officer_Employment Package_Sept 2020

Email complete applications to Rhianon Vichta-Ohlsen – admin@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 5:00pm Wednesday 30 September 2020

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The Opportunity

  • Youth Worker – Sandgate House
  • Part time position
  • 54.67 hours per fortnight
  • Shift work

 Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to support young people with complex needs in a residential service model?

 Youth Workers are required to provide young people with safe and appropriate accommodation, case management, support, advocacy, and information to assist young people to make informed choices about their lives.

To undertake the Youth Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Human Services, Social Work or similar, or experience in a similar role.; have a current Queensland driver’s license and you must hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (blue card).

For more information on applying for a blue card, go to: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card 

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 and objectives and the demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework.
  • Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people, using brief solution focused crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support, and experience building trusting relationships with marginalised young people.
  • Strong communication skills, including oral and written skills, writing report and case files, collaborating with community services, and the ability to liaise effectively with young people and advocate on their behalf.
  • Strong planning, task management and organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a supported accommodation setting.
  • The ability to contribute positively within a team to deliver a high-quality service and outcomes for young people.

 How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: BYS Employment Package_Sandgate PT_2020 Sept

Email complete applications to Tracey Woodward – admin@brisyouth.org

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 29 September 2020

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