Youth Support Worker – Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS) – Brisbane

28 hours per week; 12 month contract (possibility of extension); immediate start available

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.

You can also email or phone (07) 3356 1002.

Applications close 6pm Monday 7 December 2020