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Young Women's 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

  • Young Women's Support Worker
  • Full-time position until 30 June 2023
  • 76 hours per fortnight

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

A Young Women's Support Worker is responsible for providing case work support and information and referral assistance to young women aged 12 – 25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

To undertake the Young Women's Support Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Human Services, Behavioural Sciences or similar. Have A current Queensland driver’s license and hold a current Working with Children Positive Notice (Blue Card) or a willingness to obtain one.

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, objectives and practice framework.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in applying strengths-based and feminist frameworks.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in assessment, crisis intervention and brief solution focused interventions.
  • Understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic and family violence involving young women and their accompanying children.
  • Knowledge of complex service systems and skills in collaborative case management that support young women’s capacity for independence.
  • Strong communication skills including advocacy, critical thinking and self-reflection.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.

How to apply

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