Youth Support Worker – Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS)

Employer: Youth Advocacy Centre

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 15 June 2020

Job Description:

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This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected specialist community legal centre and social welfare agency for young people and play your part in helping young people and their families to get their lives back on track! YAC has a multidisciplinary team delivering services across the greater Brisbane area to young people aged 10-18 years who are involved in, or at risk of involvement in the youth justice and/or child protection systems, and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness. YAC also has a homelessness service located in Caboolture (YASS Caboolture) and its bail support service (BOSS) operates on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

In the Youth Support Worker role in YASS (Brisbane), you will be working from YAC’s Petrie Terrace office with the YASS Coordinator, providing mobile/outreach services to young people aged 16 – 19 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across an area from Caboolture to Beenleigh and Ipswich to the Bay and Islands. The role therefore involves significant travel across a large physical area (a YAC vehicle is provided for work-related travel) and the applicant must be able to work autonomously and as part of a small team.

This role involves working with young people and families with significant and complex issues. YAC supports the wellbeing of its staff who are encouraged to access regular supervision.

YAC has an expectation that all staff will be reliable and punctual, both within the office and in responding to young people and their families, and that they will support diversity and respect in the work place and in their practice.

YAC values diversity in all its forms and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; those from ethnically diverse communities; and LGBTIQ+ persons.

YAC’s website has more information about the position and how to apply for this position. You can also email [email protected] or phone (07) 3356 1002.


Minimum 30 hours per week: 12 month contract (Possibility of extension)

Applications close 6pm Monday 15 June 2020


Address: 4/162 Petrie Terrace
Postcode: 4000


Name: Kris Fleming

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