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Youth Support Worker


Employer: Brisbane Youth Service
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health & Counselling, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 13 August, 2019.
Applications close: 25 August, 2019.

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

Brisbane Youth Service 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.

The Opportunity

  • Youth Support Worker in our Health Team
  • Temporary Full-time position until 20 December 2019
  • 76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to provide low intensity support to young people with mental health needs?

The Youth Support Worker works with the Hub Mental Health Coordinator & Health Team to provide low intensity individual support and group activities for young people with mental health needs.

To undertake the Youth Support Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or similar. 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.

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 and demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based, harm reduction, and social justice framework.
  • Understanding of the effect of severe and complex mental health issues and social isolation on young people, including co-occurring substance use, homelessness and barriers to social support.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the principles of trauma-informed, strengths-based, recovery-oriented practice, and experience in support / health interventions based on these principles.
  • Experience navigating the NDIS system, or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of such.
  • Demonstrated self-reflective and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others and develop and maintain networks
How to apply for this job

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded from our website: brisyouth.org/get-involved/career-volunteer-opportunities.

Email complete applications to admin@brisyouth.org, using the subject line: Youth Support Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 25 August 2019.

Supporting materials  PD_Health Team Youth Support Worker V1.pdf