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Child and Family Support Worker - Deception Bay


yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

Powered by yourtown, Kids Helpline is here for children and young people whenever they need us, anytime for any reason 24/7, through tailored mental health counselling services in line with their changing preferences for help-seeking.

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your opportunity

yourtown’s Mind4Kids Program provides psychological therapies and psychosocial supports for children aged to 11 years with moderate mental health issues, to improve their health, resilience and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a reputable service that has a range of programs in the child and family space and is well connected with the community. You will have the opportunity to collaborate and attend cross-service training with other co-located services including Glugor Young Parents Program, Starfish Family Mental Health Support Service, Communities for Children and Expressive Therapies.

Working in conjunction with our Brisbane Mind4Kids clinical team, the Child and Family Support Worker provides psychosocial support to children aged 0 – 11 years and their families experiencing mental health challenges and associated reduced psychosocial functioning. You will assist them to build capacity and stability that aims to improve individual and family safety, connection and enhance wellbeing and life prospects.

Your role will include:

  • undertaking needs assessments and develop and manage collaborative case plans
  • providing individual supports to children to support problem solving, social skills, peer and family connections;
  • engage families with practical supports and in outreach activities in the home and in the community
  • ensure families are provide with support to develop life skills, build confidence and capacity, and to engage with relevant services

This position will be appointed on a part time (0.5 FTE) maximum term basis until 30 June 2025.

what we are looking for

You will be comfortable and skilled in working with primary school aged children through a collaborative approach with families.

You will bring:

  • passion, commitment and belief in young people
  • diploma level qualifications in Child Development, Human Services or similar
  • minimum of 3 years’ experience working with families with complex needs and vulnerability
  • ability to communicate with and engage children and their families and ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
  • experience in leading, developing and facilitating individual and group interventions; and experience in delivering accredited parenting programs e.g. Circle of Security is highly desirable

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

  • salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
  • regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
  • ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
  • opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
  • a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
  • yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
  • access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
  • access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
  • an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

For a full Position Description please visit:

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference".

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