Youth Support Worker

Employer: Brisbane Youth Service

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 30 June 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

Youth Support Worker in our Health Team

Temporary Full-time position until 20 December 2019

76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to provide low intensity support to young people
with mental health needs?

The Youth Support Worker works with the Hub Mental Health Coordinator & Health Team to provide low intensity individual support and group activities for young people with mental health needs.

To undertake the Youth Support Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Social Work, 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.

Selection Criteria

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 and objectives and demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based, harm
    reduction, and social justice framework.
  • Understanding of the effect of severe and complex mental health issues and social isolation on young people, including
    co-occurring substance use, homelessness and barriers to social support.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the principles of trauma-informed, strengths-based, recovery-oriented practice, and experience
    in support / health interventions based on these principles.
  • Experience navigating the NDIS system, or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of such.
  • Demonstrated self-reflective and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others and develop and maintain networks.

How to Apply

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 30 June 2019


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


Name: Phil Smith