Young Women and Young Families Manager

Employer: Brisbane Youth Service

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 8 December 2019

Job Description:

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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 & Young Families Manager
  • Full-time position until 12 February 2021 (Maternity leave replacement)
  • 76 hours per fortnight
  • Working from our Greenslopes location

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to lead and manage support services to young women and young families?

The Young Women and Young Families Manager leads a team of skilled workers responsible for intake, assessment, crisis/brief intervention and case management support to young women and young families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. This role oversees the delivery of both centre based and mobile support services.

To undertake the Young Women and Young Families Manager role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Human Services, Social Science, Psychology or similar. You will have a Working with Children Suitability Card (Blue Card) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card and hold a current Queensland driver’s license.

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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues impacting young women and young families including homelessness, child protection and domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of child development, infant mental health, attachment theory, trauma-informed care and feminist practice frameworks.
  • Highly developed critical thinking, problem solving and risk management skills and the demonstrated application of these in a frontline service delivery setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and effectively manage a team of professional staff including monitoring performance, contracts, reporting and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programs and service responses with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships/networks and influence internal and external stakeholders.

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded from our website:

Email complete applications to [email protected]

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 8 December 2019






Address: PO Box 1389
Suburb: Fortitude Valley
Postcode: 4006


Name: Di Mahoney

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