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.

Applications are now open for second semester 2019.

We currently have six (6) student placements available, please see below for details.

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 10th May.

 

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:

  • Qualitative research on the association between poor mental health and couch surfing experiences for young people
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Evaluation of a small grants program for young people to over-come barriers to educational engagement

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

Project – Youth Participation Framework

This placement is based at our fortitude valley hub, is supervised by BYS’ Service Delivery Director who is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • Research and review youth participation approaches in the government and non-government sector
  • Develop a set of evidence-based recommendations/options that might be suitable for BYS
  • Assist in the development of a draft BYS Youth Engagement Framework
  • Assist with the implementation planning of BYS Youth Engagement Framework

Other Information:

  • Must be final placement student
  • Student will need to possess a high level of autonomy
  • Must have a drivers licence
  • Available 3-4 days per week
  • Please note that this project role is NOT a direct service delivery/case management role but will involve some face to face contact with young people

Housing and Tenancy Support

This placement is based at our Carina office and is supervised by a housing support worker and is looking for a student interested in the following areas:

  • Direct face to face work with vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness
  • Supporting young people (and accompanying children) in BYS properties to sustain their tenancies
  • Holistic support and referral
  • Crisis stabilisation and intervention
  • Ongoing planned support

Other Information:

  • Available 4 days per week

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 women and 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