We are currently seeking suitable applicants for the following positions.

  • Functional Family Therapist
  • Spark Employment Mentor
  • Housing Specialist

 

 

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.

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.


Spark Employment Mentor

If you understand that not everyone fits mainstream employment or the usual employment support systems, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for a flexible and dynamic employment mentor to work with people who have been homeless or experienced domestic violence or other challenges and want brighter futures.

Spark is a non-traditional employment initiative that backs people to pursue their dreams for employment, study, self-employment or volunteering.

As a Spark coach, you will:

  • meet people and explore their hopes and dreams
  • motivate and inspire them to set and pursue goals
  • connect them with opportunities to work, learn, volunteer or start their own small businesses
  • help them overcome challenges and find solutions to barriers along the way.

Being successful in this role requires an empathetic approach, a positive nature and experience in working effectively with vulnerable people. You will also need:

  • a demonstrated ability to link people with work, training, self-employment or volunteering
  • an understanding of trauma and vulnerabilities like domestic and family violence, homelessness and financial disadvantage
  • an understanding of support systems.

This exciting full-time maximum term position (12 months) is part of a small team working within YFS, Logan’s leading place-based support organisation.

You’ll benefit from being part of a highly motivated team within an innovative organisation that does great work.

Interested?

More information about key capabilities is outlined in the position description.

Read the 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: 23 December 2019 at 5pm

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.

 


 

Housing Specialist

Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of a dynamic team that achieves long-term housing goals for people, particularly Logan’s youth, who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Benefit from ongoing professional development, a supportive and collaborative work environment, and a monthly accrued day off.
  • Take on an exciting full-time opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Full-time maximum term (6 months) this could be extended through future employment opportunities.
Pay range: $71,816 to $75,967 a year based on experience, with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated team player to join our Housing First team. Through intensive case management, this team supports people young and old, aged from 16 years, to sustain long-term housing and to help create lasting change in their lives. Our support is mobile, delivered alongside our Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).

In this job, you’ll deliver effective case management services that help people break the cycle of homelessness. The work is fast paced and requires excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise the needs of clients who oftentimes require immediate support. No two days are the same, but with the support of YFS management and an experienced team, you will quickly learn the skills needed to thrive in this position.

You will:

  • need an in-depth knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing sectors and be able to support clients to navigate the housing system to achieve their long-term housing goals
  • have a demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • be able to access a range of relevant community resources, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol support and mental health, and work with real estate agents, Centrelink, the Department of Housing and Public Works, and community housing providers
  • be flexible and adaptable to clients’ changing needs
  • work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced team
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills, including highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively and confidently with a wide range of people, in a variety of settings
  • have a demonstrated ability to work with First Nations peoples.

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.

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

Interviews for this position will be in January 2020.

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.