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We currently have the following vacancies

CEO

Are you ready to be the next community services leader of YFS?

The opportunity

An exceptional opportunity to lead a highly respected community services organisation devoted to achieving real change in people’s lives.

Under the leadership of the current long-term CEO, YFS has grown into one of Australia’s leading place-based human services organisations with more than 180 staff.

The YFS Board is seeking a new CEO to build on this foundation: to take YFS to the next level, drive ongoing improvement in impact, and lead the pursuit of new opportunities whilst maintaining the strong organisational cohesion.

As a key leader in Logan, one of the fastest growing corridors in the country, you will advocate for the organisation, sector, and community and drive local sector reform and community building projects such as collaborative homelessness responses.

As an accomplished senior executive with emotional intelligence, your passion for backing vulnerable people will resonate.

Highly experienced in organisational leadership, management, and governance, you will be able to draw on your experience in complex environments in human services or similar and proven capability to build strong culture through inspirational people leadership.

You will bring multi-level stakeholder engagement, partnerships, and advocacy skills to elevate key conversations.

At the core, you will demonstrate understanding and commitment to the voice of the First Nations people and respectful relationships with leaders, communities, and organisations.

Other information

A competitive package will be offered commensurate to skills and experience.

Employees of YFS can access generous salary packaging benefits (more take-home pay) and other benefits to support growth, professional development, and work life balance.

To support your application submission, please request a Candidate Brief via pd@recruitmentvalue.com.au

Pre-employment screening for the successful candidate will include professional and credential checking, National Police Certificate, current Blue Card, and psychometric assessments. You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you have a medical exemption and hold a current driver’s licence.

We invite candidates with extensive leadership experience, excellent influencing skills, an innovation mindset, and a passion for place-based community services to apply.

If you wish to contribute in such an important capacity, please apply by clicking this link.

Applications close 10 October 2022 unless extended.

Program Manager - Intensive Family Support

Are you passionate about helping children get the best start in life?

Our Intensive Family Support Program Manager is taking up another opportunity within YFS, leaving a vacancy for an experienced, creative and knowledgeable manager.

The Intensive Family Support team works alongside families with complex needs who are at risk of entering the child protection system to strengthen their ability to respond to adversity.

You’ll be leading a strong, established team of skilled professionals who are passionate about supporting vulnerable families and backing them to thrive.

YFS is a diverse, dynamic organisation with a bold integration agenda. While you will get to work autonomously, you’ll have support from senior management, as well as other teams including domestic and family violence and housing to help families get their lives on track.

About the job

Role location: Jimboomba
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $97,280 to $105,211 a year based on experience, with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available and a monthly accrued day off or 9-day fortnight.

This role is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver quality services. The Manager will supervise staff and plan the delivery of services, while using an evidence-based approach to manage the big picture.

In this role you will:

  • take a hands-on approach to supporting workers in assisting families to keep their children safe
  • work with government, community and YFS managers to influence the child support and safety system within the Browns Plains/Beaudesert region
  • oversee best practice responses for complex families – that includes access to a Family Housing specialist and Functional Family Therapy
  • work closely with the domestic and family violence team to support families experiencing violence
  • identify service system gaps, training needs and opportunities for improvement with the help of data analysis of program statistics.
About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description, you’ll be a great fit if you:

  • are passionate about children getting the best start in life and helping parents to find ways through barriers that are preventing them
  • have experience in leading a small team to achieve professional excellence
  • are knowledgeable about child protection and family risk and safety issues and the legislation guiding assessment and practice
  • have a good understanding of trauma-informed approaches to service delivery.

Knowledge of the David Mandel Safe and Together framework is highly desired.

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart.

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

Contact Di Townsend on 07 3826 1500 if you want to talk about the role.

Closing date: Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 12pm.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 12 October 2022.

In this role you are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

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), portable long service leave, counselling support, and free parking.

Find out more about working with us.

Family Resource Practitioner - Young Families

YFS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Family Practitioner who is keen to back young parents and their children to thrive.

You’ll be part of an exciting integration initiative. Our new service model brings together a multi-disciplinary team to back young parents and their families to overcome adversity through relationship-based work and access to specialists.

Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s rated by staff as a truly great place to work.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $77,832 to $79,864 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

Family Resource Practitioners build strong relationships with young families, to support them to articulate their goals and ambitions, developing a tailored response to young families and “do what it takes” to support each family member to thrive.

The team works together to build young parents’ capacity, confidence and wellbeing and improve children’s development.

You will adapt approaches to the work depending on the family’s capacity and circumstances at the time.

About you

If you are passionate and knowledgeable about backing young parents to thrive, and well-equipped with case management, coaching or support work experience working with vulnerable families, we would love to hear from you.

The job will involve responding to the specific needs of young parents through a new evidence informed service model. Direct experience working with young people, particularly young parents, will be highly regarded.

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description, you will need to be flexible, positive, resilient, resourceful and engaging.

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart.

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

Closing date: Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 9am.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 10 October 2022.

In this role you are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

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), portable long service leave, counselling support, and free parking.

Find out more about working with us.

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical therapist looking to take the next step in their career.

Be part of an experienced team of passionate therapists who are implementing Queensland’s first Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program. FFT-CW is an evidence-informed therapy program that achieves lasting behaviour change for vulnerable families in the Browns Plains and Beaudesert region.

You’ll be working with families and children in their homes to create change by helping them to understand their strengths and teaching them new ways to solve problems.

As well as having clinical experience, the person for this role will need to be flexible, engaging and have a high level of emotional intelligence.

There’s no doubt this is a challenging role: it will also be an opportunity to develop your clinical skills with lots of support, clinical reflection and training, working with a supportive team.

If you’re looking for a role where you can make a real difference in people’s lives, we’d love to hear from you.

About the job

Role location: Jimboomba
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $89,042 to $97,280 a year based on experience, with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available

You will:

  • work flexible hours, including two or more evenings a week
  • be based at our Jimboomba office
  • provide weekly structured therapy sessions in line with the FFT-CW phased model
  • benefit from intensive training in the FFT-CW model, regular ongoing clinical support and a flexible work environment that includes working from home options.
About you

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

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart.

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

Closing date: Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 12pm.

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 13 October 2022.

In this role you are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

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), portable long service leave, counselling support, and free parking.

Find out more about working with us.