Youth Worker

Employer: Brisbane Youth Service

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 1 March 2021

Job Description:

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 Worker – Sandgate House
  • Part time position
  • 54.67 hours per fortnight
  • Shift work

Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to support young people with complex needs in a residential service model?

Youth Workers are required to provide young people with safe and appropriate accommodation, case management, support, advocacy, and information
to assist young people to make informed choices about their lives.

To undertake the Youth Worker role, you will require a tertiary qualification or working towards (studying) Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or similar, or experience; 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:

To be successful in your application you will need to provide written responses to the following selection criteria:

  1. An understanding of and commitment to BYS’s vision and objectives and the demonstrated experience working within a strengths-based and trauma informed practice framework.
  2.  Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people, using brief solution focused crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support, and experience building trusting relationships with marginalised young people.
  3. Strong communication skills, including oral and written skills, writing report and case files, collaborating with community services, and the ability to liaise effectively with young people and advocate on their behalf.
  4. Strong planning, task management and organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a supported accommodation setting.
  5. The ability to contribute positively within a team to deliver a high-quality service and outcomes for young people.

How to Apply

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

Email complete applications to Tracey Woodward – [email protected]

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 1 March 2021


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


Name: Tracey Woodward

Position Description:

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