We are currently seeking suitable applicants for the following positions:

  • Family Function Therapy – Child Welfare Therapist
  • Assessment and Service Connect Worker.

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.
  • Work with passionate social workers, counsellors and psychologists who are implementing, in the Browns Plains and Beaudesert areas, Queensland’s first Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare program. FFT-CW is an internationally renowned, evidence-informed and intensive therapeutic program for families with multiple risk factors, where there has been physical abuse and/or neglect of children aged 0 to 18 years. It has a proven track-record of generating long-term positive change in families where children are at risk of removal into out-of-home care. The program is in the throes of being rolled out worldwide.
  • Benefit from expert coaching and support.
  • Boost your net (take home) pay by up to $5000 a year, thanks to YFS’ public benevolent institution status, which attracts generous salary sacrificing arrangements.
  • Motor vehicle packages are available.
  • 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 sacrificing available

We are looking for a highly skilled, tertiary qualified and experienced social worker, counsellor or psychologist who is keen to develop innovative, evidence-based skills within our Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare team.

In this job, you’ll work with families where there are ongoing child protection concerns and a real and imminent risk of care. You may also work with young children and families where there is ongoing domestic abuse. Additionally, your work might involve cases with complex and high-risk child-protection issues.

You will:

  • work flexible hours, including at least three evenings a week
  • be based at our Jimboomba office, and consult families in their homes
  • work with families to address child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness, school difficulties, and history of out-of-home care or involvement with the Queensland child protection system
  • engage with each family’s broader social environment
  • work with families to develop their social and community networks.

FFT is an essential program in YFS’ services for families with children, which also include Assessment and Service Connect, Intensive Family Support, Step by Step and Sure Steps Family Coaching.

About you

Are you hard working, resilient and able to rise to the challenge of this innovative and exciting new approach? 

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

You might have experience in the following: family therapist, therapist, child welfare, children’s therapist, child welfare therapist or family support therapist.

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: Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 5pm

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 1 July 2019.

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.


Assessment and Service Connect Worker

Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of a team that is innovative in supporting families coming into contact with the Child Protection system to keep their children safe.
  •  Work in an authentic collaboration between Child Safety and the non-government sector to create real change for families. Benefit from professional development, a supportive work environment and a monthly accrued day off.
  • Take on an exciting full-time opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent full-time
Pay range: $82,169 to $84,306 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for a qualified Domestic Violence or Nursing professional, Psychologist, Social Worker or Paediatric Occupational Therapist looking for an exciting new challenge. The successful applicant will be interested in working as part of a dynamic team to create solutions for families at the critical point of intersection with the statutory child protection system. The Assessment Service and Connect (ASC) team is not a case management service. ASC is a time-limited intervention that aims to set up families for success. In this job, you’ll assist Child Safety in determining if  a child is in need of protection and provide children and families with the right service, at the right time, in the right place, to increase safety, improve family functioning and decrease the likelihood of children further entering or re-entering the child protection system. You will:

  • Be able to quickly build connection with parents and children in crisis
  • Have experience in making accurate family & individual assessments
  • Be willing to work flexibly across office sites and outreach into homes
  • Contribute to a high-performance team culture
  • Be able to quickly acquire knowledge of Child Safety legislation and practice

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 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, 26 June 2019 at 5pm

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 2 July 2019.

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.