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On-site Housing Caretaker (voluntary)

Employer: BABI Youth & Family Service
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Housing & Homelessness, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 20 February, 2019.

  • NB: this is a live-in position (volunteer)

BABI’s Specialist Youth Housing Service provides a range of supported accommodation options for young people 16-21, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. All young people are supported by a dedicated housing case worker with back up support provided by the on-site caretaker. (volunteer)

The on-site caretaker is primarily an observational role. The role is to provide an adult presence at the property, particularly after hours, to monitor the wellbeing of the young people, to address rule infringements and to regularly provide feedback to the Housing Case worker who is responsible for ongoing case management and support of tenants residing in BABI share house. The Caretaker is to develop and maintain healthy relationships with the young people, BABI Staff and neighbours and to generally be a positive role model.

Applicants would need to have an understanding of young people and the issues they face, a non judgemental attitude, good communication skills, an open mind to learning, an ability to work within a team, respect and tolerance for the rights of young people, a good sense of humour and the time to devote to fulfil the expectations of the volunteer position.

The role would suit mature age singles, or couples with some experience working with adolescents. Applications from families with a child or children will not be accepted.

Accommodation Benefits:

  • Rent free, self- contained accommodation (The property is unfurnished).
  • Subsidised utilities.
  • Induction, training, support and supervision will be provided.

If you would like to apply for the volunteer position please review the attached Volunteer Engagement Package.

How to apply for this job

If you would like more information about the Volunteer role or to request a Volunteer Package, please phone Bev on 3393 4176 Ext 10 or email

If you think this is the volunteer role for you, please provide an Expression of Interest that clearly details your suitability for the position and an up to date Resume, as detailed in the Volunteer Engagement Package (attached to this Ad) to, using the subject line: On-site Caretaker Volunteer expression of interest via EthicalJobs.

Applications close Wednesday 20th February 2019.

Supporting materials  Onsite Caretaker - Volunteer Package - October 2018 FINAL.pdf