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 job opportunities 

We currently have the following vacancies.

Family Support Counsellor

Why join us?

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 36 years.
  • Be part of a diverse and skilled team supporting vulnerable families.
  • Benefit from ongoing 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: Maternity Leave maximum term full-time 12 month contract.  
Pay range: $83,046 –  $84,826  a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for a highly skilled Family Support Counsellor for our Step by Step program and other YFS services’. In this job, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with the Step by Step Family Resource Practitioners, along with other YFS programs to provide support to Logan families. You will:  

Provide counselling for families, children, couples and individuals assisting with issues such as:

  • Parenting
  • Family Relationships
  • General concerns such as anxiety and depression, trauma, grief & loss, etc.

It is required that candidates have relevant tertiary qualifications and experience, registration with PACFA, ACA or psychological equivalent (APHRA), are essential

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description, ideally you will bring the following: You will possess a tertiary degree in professional counselling and be passionate about children growing up in safe and nurturing environments. You will have knowledge and experience in:

  • The protection and care needs of children in the context of family, community and culture
  • The underlying individual, family and societal issues impacting parents’ ability to protect and care for their children

Assessment and intervention skills in domestic and family violence and in supporting those affected by family violence.

Interested?

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at https://www.yfs.org.au/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 7th December 2020 at 9am

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 14th December 2020.

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/work-for-us.

Behaviour Change Facilitator

Why join us?

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 36 years.
  • Be part of a well-respected team standing tall to end domestic violence in Logan.
  • Benefit from working within a strong practice framework that increases safety for women and children and holds men accountable for violent and abusive behaviours.
  • Take on an exciting Permanent part-time opportunity.

About the job

As per application number (AD/2018/38) and subsequent order granted QRIC 083, YFS Ltd is exempt from the operation of sections 14, 15, 124 and 127 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 in relation to the attribute in s 7(a) until 24 May 2023 in respect of the activities of advertising for, and the employment of, specifically male or female counsellors for its domestic violence team.

Under this order, YFS is recruiting male applicants only.

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent part-time
Pay range: $83,046 – $86,805 a year Pro-rata based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and experienced behaviour change facilitator  for Responsible Men Intervention Program. In this job, you’ll work with men who have use violence, abuse and control tactics in relationships. You will:  

  • prioritise women and children’s safety through risk management and group work with men
  • guide men to critically reflect on their abusive and controlling behaviour, attitudes and beliefs
  • be familiar and work in accordance with legislation and practice standards
  • have a deep understanding of the gendered nature of domestic violence and evidence that you have applied this understanding in your practice
  • be available for one evening each week, working from 12 noon to 8.30pm on that day
  • provide court-based services at the Beenleigh court for male respondents attending Domestic Violence Court.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role 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 https://www.yfs.org.au/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: 10th December 2020 at 12pm

Interviews are scheduled for 16 December 2020

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/work-for-us.

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 and work from home options
Role type: Permanent
Pay range: $83,046 – $86,805 a year based on experience, with attractive salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax and Vehicle Packaging options available

As a Functional Family Therapist, you will work with high risk children and families, delivering an evidence informed, strengths and phased based therapy program, that includes creating and implementing positive individualised behaviour plans that target referral issues, risk and protective factors.

About you

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced therapist with Bachelor Degree or above in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or related discipline, to join our multidisciplinary team of therapists.

While part of a team, the right person will also:

  • Be a self-starter, who possesses, a degree of autonomy and the ability to work from home
  • Have effective communication skills and a proven ability to quickly establish rapport with young children and their families
  • Work flexible work hours including taking a monthly Alternative Day off (ADO) or a 9day fortnight
  • Hold a current driver’s license, and Working with Children Cards or will be willing to apply for a Working with Children’s Card and National Police Certificate (or eligibility to apply and obtain)
  • Be willing to work flexible hours, including at least two evenings a week
  • Adhere to rigorous safety protocols including wearing a monitored Duress watch during home visits and
  • Be a quick learner and willing to learn how to provide weekly structured therapy sessions in line with the FFT-CW phased model.

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role 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.

Applications will be reviewed when they are received, and a follow up interview will occur with applicants who meet the criteria.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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/work-for-us.

First Nations Community Legal Education Project Worker

Background Information

YFS is a not for profit organisation that backs vulnerable people in 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 legal community centre known as YFS Legal.

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 Reconciliation Plan

YFS Legal Collaborative Community Legal Education Project

YFS Legal is undertaking a collaborative project with First Nations community partners as well as legal and community stakeholders to develop a toolkit of legal community education resources that are accessible, appropriate, culturally safe, and sustainable.

OUTCOMES:

  1. A suite of community legal education (CLE) products that are culturally informed and co­designed
  2. A tool kit for other Community Legal Centre’s (CLC’s) to successfully undertake similar activities in their own region
  3. Development of principles for ongoing development of community legal education with First Nations communities

Vacancy – First Nations Project Worker – Casual position $39.35 per hour + superannuation

We are seeking a First Nations worker passionate about access to justice for First Nations people. This role is suited to a tertiary student studying disciplines such as Law, Education, Criminology, or related fields.

Key attributes and skills required:

  • Skills in engaging with First Nations people
  • Ability to present information in different forms to various First Nations audiences and attain feedback
  • Capacity to apply action research principles

This is exciting role that provides an opportunity to work in a small project team and to contribute towards improving access to legal information and rights for First Nations people.

Role entails between 8 – 16 hours per week for approximately 12 months.

Interested?

Send us your resume to yfsjobs@yfs.org.au.

For additional information – contact Candice Hughes (candiceh@yfs.org.au) or Natasha Tanirau-Stanley (natashat@yfs.org.au)  Phone: 3826 1500

Applications will be processed soon after receipt.  We encourage anyone interested in this position to contact us as soon as possible.