YFS is a leading not-for-profit organisation working with vulnerable people in Logan and surrounds. YFS offers a range of services including family support, DV programs, financial counselling, employment preparation and housing case management. We are uniquely positioned to help families achieve real change to end inter-generational disadvantage.

Solicitor

$77,078 (pro rata)
24 hours per week

 (plus superannuation and salary sacrifice option available)

YFS seeks an experienced Solicitor to join the YFS Legal team.  The Legal Service is an integral part of YFS providing free legal advice, community education and court representation in criminal and domestic violence duty lawyer areas.

We are looking for an applicant that is resilient, robust and enthusiastic about providing quality legal advice to people who are financially disadvantaged in Logan City.

YFS Legal is looking for a generalist lawyer. The successful applicant will be passionate about delivering front line legal services to the local community. Specific duties include:

  • providing a Duty Lawyer service at Beenleigh Magistrates Court for Respondents, which includes advice and representation in Court;
  • providing legal community education; and
  • providing advice, information and referrals in the areas of family law, domestic violence and civil law.

A broad legal knowledge is required and a demonstration of being able to work to the best practice guidelines for lawyers working with respondents in domestic violence proceedings.   Experience in family law is highly desirable.

Applicants are required to have a practising certificate from either the Queensland Law Society or the Bar Association of Queensland. A current Queensland C Class driver’s licence is required. The successful applicant must have (or the ability to obtain) a Positive Blue Card Notice and Disability Services Yellow Card Exemption Notice.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a legal service that works alongside other community and government services to provide joined up service provision for people.  Applicants are initially required to submit a resume and a one page covering letter expressing interest in the position and alignment with the position description’s qualifications and competencies.

Download Position description and Position information here.

Closing date:  12pm Monday, 23 October 2017

Interviews Thursday 26 October 2017

Children’s Counsellor – Domestic and Family Violence Service

$67,367 – $71,260 depending on experience

Full time

An exciting opportunity exists for a Children’s Counsellor to join YFS’ Domestic and Family Violence Service (servicing Beaudesert and surrounding areas).  The service provides counselling, court support and home safety upgrades for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and specialised counselling for children impacted by domestic violence.

The Children’s Counsellor will work within a case management framework and will prioritise safety through risk assessment, safety planning and risk management.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated knowledge of the damaging effects of domestic and family violence on children and be confident, competent and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Most of all you will have a deep passion for working with children to build their self-esteem, understand their feelings and learn new ways to express them, improve parental and sibling relationships and develop strategies to improve their safety.

Attractive salary sacrificing includes a tax free salary component which means more in your take home pay. You will also benefit from training and on-going professional development, a supportive working environment and a monthly accrued day off for full-time employees.

Applicants are initially required to submit a resume and a one page covering letter expressing interest in the position and alignment with the position description’s qualifications.

Download Position description and Position information here.

Closing date:  Monday, 23 October 2017

Interviews scheduled for Friday, 27 October 2017

Are you passionate about getting clients ready for the NDIS…

Senior Worker– Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMs)

 $77,078

Full time fixed term until June 2018

(plus superannuation and salary sacrifice option available)

YFS seeks an experienced and passionate Senior Worker – Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMs). The Senior Worker is responsible for managing case management services to clients with a mental illness.  The successful applicant will understand the opportunities presented by the NDIS, and are resolute in ensuring PHAMs clients are ready to be savvy consumers of the NDIS.

The Senior Worker will also deliver direct client services, supporting clients to address housing, income, employment and other needs as identified as well and ensure rigorous internal processes exist to get clients NDIS ready.

Applicants are initially required to submit a resume and a one page covering letter expressing interest in the position and alignment with the position description’s qualifications and competencies.

Download Position description and position information here.

Closing date:  12pm Monday 30th October 2017

Interviews scheduled for Friday 3rd November 2017