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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 the ability to support young women to reduce their risk of homelessness?

This position is responsible for providing case work support, information and referral assistance to young women aged 12 – 25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

To undertake the position as the Young Women’s Support Worker you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Human Services, Behavioural Science 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, go to: www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card.

Selection Criteria:

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

How to apply

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