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Safe and Connected Futures Senior Practitioner

Brisbane Youth Service

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

  • Safe and Connected Futures Program – Senior Practitioner
  • 2 x Full-time positions until 30 April 2023
  • 76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to evidence-informed practice and responsive service?

These positions (x 2) are full time Senior Practitioner roles which involve working with young people and their extended families and carers in a strengths-based trauma-informed program designed to provide support for young people at the points of either early intervention/first engagement with homelessness services or exiting from them to independence. The Safe and Connected Futures Program involves piloting a range of interventions aimed at building better family connections and sustainable support for young people. The program will be both co-designed and evaluated with young people in collaboration with our university partners.

To undertake the Safe and Connected Futures Program – Senior Practitioner role you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or similar, or experience; 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, values and objectives and demonstrated experience working within a client-focused, strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework.
  • Strong skills in client-focused engagement, planned support, needs and risk assessment.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience using a range of evidence informed practices and interventions when working with vulnerable and at-risk young people and/or their families and demonstrated ability to form and maintain positive relationships with young people and family members.
  • Advanced communication skills including written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in facilitating both individual and group-based youth and/or family work with experience in nature-based/adventure therapy/activity-based ways of engaging with young people and/or families highly valued.
  • Demonstrated experience in strong collaborative practice including developing and maintaining networks and partnerships and the ability to navigate relationships with a diverse range of service providers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to engage in reflection and evaluation activities with young people and colleagues that contributes to overall program development and learning.

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, values and objectives and demonstrated experience working within a client-focused, strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework.
  • Strong skills in client-focused engagement, planned support, needs and risk assessment.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience using a range of evidence informed practices and interventions when working with vulnerable and at-risk young people and/or their families and demonstrated ability to form and maintain positive relationships with young people and family members.
  • Advanced communication skills including written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in facilitating both individual and group-based youth and/or family work with experience in nature-based/adventure therapy/activity-based ways of engaging with young people and/or families highly valued.
  • Demonstrated experience in strong collaborative practice including developing and maintaining networks and partnerships and the ability to navigate relationships with a diverse range of service providers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to engage in reflection and evaluation activities with young people and colleagues that contributes to overall program development and learning.

An Employment Package is attached.

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