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Young Women's Housing Support Worker

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

  • Housing & Tenancy Team
  • Full time position until 30 June 2023
  • 76 hours per fortnight
  • Located in our Carina office

Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to support young women to successfully transition to independent living?

The Young Women’s Housing Support Worker provides planned support to young women including BYS tenants. Young women are assisted to successfully sustain their tenancy or to transition to more appropriate accommodation. This position works collaboratively with other teams within BYS and the broader community to effectively respond to issues associated with homelessness.

To undertake the Housing Support Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification or working towards (studying) Social Work, Psychology, 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, click here.

Selection Criteria

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people, using brief solution focussed crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support, building trusting relationships with marginalised young people.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic and family violence involving young women and their accompanying children and an ability to support young women to understand, manage and navigate their experience of domestic and family violence.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a community housing provider in accordance with the National Regulatory System of Community Housing (NRSCH).
  5. Strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and contribute positively within a team.
  6. Demonstrated effective communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others.
  7. Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers.

An employment package is attached.

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