We currently have the following positions vacant:

  • Student Welfare Worker
  • Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare Therapist
  • Board Chair

Student Welfare Services Worker

Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of a key outreach service to primary school children, where you will become an adult role model within schools, offering social, emotional and spiritual support.
  • Benefit from learning and development opportunities, a supportive work environment and the chance to make a difference in children’s lives.
  • Take on an exciting part-time school-hour opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Logan City
Role type: Part time – maximum term – 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm
Pay range: $28.28 – $33.36 per hour based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and reliable Student Welfare Worker with at least 12 months experience for our Student Welfare/Chaplain program. This program sees us working closely with multiple primary schools in the Logan area. In this job, you’ll work with school-aged children, providing day-to-day support through planned activities such as breakfast clubs, games and sports to assist students to develop appropriate social and emotional skills. You will:

  • act as a role model for students by assisting in the development of supportive relationships
  • facilitate activities hubs and social skills programs
  • assist in enhancing links between schools and their communities, including parents.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.

To qualify for one of these positions you must have the following:

  • an endorsement letter from a recognised religious denomination
  • a Certificate IV in Pastoral Care or Youth Work through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) nationally accredited Community Services Training Package, or an equivalent or higher qualification.

NB: The certificate or equivalent qualification must contain one unit of competency in the two key topic areas of ‘making appropriate referrals’ and ‘mental health’.

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at http://www.yfs.org.au/workwithus/application-process.

Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job, to yfsjobs@yfs.org.au.

Closing date:      Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 5pm

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

To find out more about working with us, head to www.yfs.org.au/workwithus.


Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare Therapist

Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of an experienced team of passionate psychologists, counsellors and social workers who are implementing Queensland’s first Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare program. FFT-CW is an evidence-informed therapy program that achieves lasting behaviour change for vulnerable families in the Browns Plains and Beaudesert region.
  • Benefit from intensive training in the FFT-CW model, regular ongoing clinical support and a flexible work environment.
  • Take on an exciting full-time opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Jimboomba
Role type: Permanent
Pay range: $82,169 to $84,306 a year based on experience, with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced therapist who is interested in developing new evidence-based skills within our Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare team. In this job, you’ll work with families in their homes at times that suit them, helping them understand their strengths and teaching them new ways to solve problems that are bringing them to the notice of Child Safety Services. You will:

  • work flexible hours, including at least two evenings a week
  • be based at our Jimboomba office
  • provide weekly structured therapy sessions in line with the FFT-CW phased model.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, flexibility, inclusiveness, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at www.yfs.org.au/workwithus/application-process.

Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job to yfsjobs@yfs.org.au.

Closing date: Monday 27 July 2020 at 5pm

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 30 July 2020.

People from First Nations backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So, we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

To find out more about working with us, head to www.yfs.org.au/workwithus.


Board Chair

Leading Logan community services organisation, YFS Ltd, is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced leaders to apply for the position of Board Chair.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic and innovative organisation, collaborating with the Board Directors, YFS CEO and executive management team to define YFS’ purpose and strategic direction and oversee achievement of priorities.

ABOUT YFS

Our vision and values

Building independence and participation

YFS is a not for profit organisation that backs vulnerable people in the Logan and surrounding areas to overcome adversity and to thrive.

Since 1983 we have been building people’s capacity to live independently and participate in our local community through a range of initiatives and services.  These include a social enterprise that builds employment prospects; programs that help homeless people get into long-term housing and initiatives to reduce the prevalence of domestic and family violence.

Vision for reconciliation

YFS’ vision for reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is to develop and provide services based on respect and understanding. YFS acknowledges the past and works to build independence, participation and closing the unacceptable gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians’ health and wellbeing.

YFS Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. It has sound governance processes in place. Financial and asset base is $12M. Refer to www.yfs.org.au for YFS’ most recent Impact Report and 2018/19 Financial Report.

ABOUT THE BOARD

The YFS Board of Directors provides governance and strategic leadership to position the organisation for future growth and maximum impact. Directors benefit from mentoring and professional development opportunities. Director positions are voluntary; however reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed and membership to the AICD. Directors are appointed for two years with eligibility for re-election.

The current YFS Board is made up of Directors with skills, qualifications and experience in governance, financial, risk management, legal, cultural and not-for-profit experience. Refer to YFS website for an overview of our current Directors.

THIS OPPORTUNITY

YFS is seeking a Board Chair who will champion YFS’ purpose and strategic direction and YFS’ work in creating sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable people. The YFS Board Chair will provide leadership to the Board and assure the integrity of the Board’s processes in accordance with the YFS Constitution, governance policies and organisational procedures and systems.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Business related competencies

  • Knowledge of corporate governance – the ability to facilitate the governance processes and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Leadership and facilitation – the ability to inform and brief directors on current organisational matters and strategies and the ability to lead constructive and timely discussion and debate, drawing on expertise of the board
  • Business acumen – a strong understanding of the organisation’s business and financial model and key elements which drive their performance
  • People skills – experience in motivating, managing and dealing with people including evaluating performance and succession planning.

Personal attributes

  • Integrity – experience of meeting fiduciary duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests
  • Collaborative leadership – the ability to inspire the individual contribution and participation of each Board member and senior executive to fully utilise their collective expertise to set the aims, strategies and policies of the organisation.
  • Effective communicator – the ability to engage and effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Emotional intelligence – self-awareness and self-management, and the ability to motivate and empathetically manage situations where strong emotions are present.
  • Commercial astuteness – demonstrated good business instinct and acumen.
  • Engaged commitment – genuine interest in the organisation and its business.

RELEVANT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, in particular, guiding an organisation through change
  • Experience as a Chairperson in a range of different roles
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain a network with/in government

Desirable

  • Positive profile with government and with a pre-existing network in areas such as Communities / Justice / Health
  • Experience attracting funding through public and non-Government funding mechanisms (e.g. Philanthropy, Social Bonds, Community Fundraising, etc.)

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of corporate and clinical governance requirements and processes
  • A collaborative decision making style
  • Demonstrated interest in the health and well-being of people

Desirable

  • Communications skills including media liaison experience
  • Knowledge of community based organisations

TIME COMMITMENT

YFS directors are appointment for two-year terms with eligibility for re-election. A contribution of approximately 12 hours per month is required, which includes participation and preparation in 10 Board meetings per year and additional representation of the organisation with the CEO.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Contact YFS CEO, Ms Cath Bartolo at cathb@yfs.org.au if you would like to ask any questions or to request an information pack with key governance documents.
  2. Interested applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest letter together with a CV to the Company Secretary C/- of the YFS CEO, Ms Cath Bartolo (email: cathb@yfs.org.au) by 14 July 2020.