Housing Support Worker

Brisbane Youth Service
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.

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

 Housing Support Worker

  • 2 x Full-time positions - contract until 30 June 2019

  • 76 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with the ability to provide planned support to young people to assist to maintain tenancy or transition to more appropriate accommodation?

The Housing Support Worker provides planned support to young people including BYS tenants. Young people are assisted to successfully sustain their tenancy or transition to more appropriate accommodation. This position works from both our Carina and Windsor office locations. You will also collaborate with other teams within BYS and the broader community to effectively respond to issues associated with homelessness.

To undertake the Housing Support Worker role, you require a tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Human Services, Social Work or similar or experience in similar.

 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 focussed crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support, and experience supporting young people to transition to independence.

  3. Demonstrated understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a community housing provider in accordance with the National Regulatory System of Community Housing (NRSCH).

  4. Strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and contribute positively within a team

  5. Demonstrated effective communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and writing skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others.

  6. Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government and community service providers

    How to Apply

     Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded from our website: http://brisyouth.org/get-involved/career-volunteer-opportunities/

    Email complete applications to admin@brisyouth.org

    Applications for this position close 5:00pm 28 May 2018

PO Box 1389
Fortitude Valley
4 006
Laura Christie
Phone No.: 
07 3620 2400
Fax No: 
07 3252 2166
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
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