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We currently have the following vacancies

We have the following vacancies:

Advocacy and Development Director

Family Housing Specialist

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Advocacy and Development Director

We are seeking an accomplished and dynamic leader to join the YFS team as their Advocacy and Development Director.

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the role holds a pivotal position within the organisation with key accountability for developing and implementing the strategic development and partnership model to support service delivery, advocacy and social impact. A strong focus on maintaining and nurturing key relationships with funders, government departments and other external partners and agencies in order to drive strategic business development will be required along with exploring new funding models, and innovating income stream development to ensure the organisation’s financial stability and growth.

It is expected that you will be well-versed in overseeing brand management, strategic marketing and the implementation of innovative research and evaluation frameworks gained in a human services environment. A proven track record in executive leadership, fostering a culture of high performance and team engagement will be important. We would anticipate that your professional experience is supported by relevant tertiary qualifications.

For further information about this role, please visit: 
https://www.ontalent.com.au/yfs-director/

Family Housing Specialist

We are looking for a Housing Specialist who is keen to develop their professional experience and skills. In this unique role, you’ll be embedded in one of our families’ team to collaboratively deliver solutions for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

This innovative model builds on YFS’ growing expertise in embedding specialist housing workers within our family support teams. (See our report on our Thriving Families Project to find out more about our work on service integration.)

This support model requires excellent problem-solving skills, close collaboration with families’ workers and property managers, and the ability to prioritise the needs of clients who often need immediate support.

You will support people not just to find housing, but to sustain tenancies and maintain stable homes. You’ll also build the capability of family support workers, as well as building your own knowledge and experience from a trauma-informed delivery perspective.

This is a rewarding role in which you will be both challenged and supported to grow as a housing specialist.

It’s no exaggeration to say that in this role you can really make a difference to people’s lives. You will be supporting people, not just to overcome crisis, but to thrive.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $94,160 per year, with salary sacrificing available

Role description (download PDF)

In this role you will:

  • support families to navigate the housing system to achieve their long-term housing goals
  • work collaboratively across different teams (both within YFS and externally) as part of a multi-faceted team
  • build relationships with real estate agents, Centrelink, the Department of Housing, and community housing providers to help get families housed
  • build the capacity of family workers to respond to families’ housing needs.

About you

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

  • have an in-depth knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing sectors and the housing issues relevant for families
  • have independent problem solving, analysis and decision-making skills
  • have an understanding of trauma-responsive practice
  • are flexible and adaptable to clients’ changing needs
  • have a demonstrated ability to work with First Nations peoples.

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 [email protected].

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

Closing date: This position will stay open until it is filled.

Interviews will be scheduled for times agreed with applicants.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of people living in Logan and surrounding areas.

We have a real commitment to seeing people thrive, including our staff. We encourage staff to bring their entire selves to work, because we know that a happy workplace thrives.

In our recent Employee Opinion Survey our staff said the best things about working at YFS are the challenging work/job satisfaction, fellow employees, teamwork, and pay and benefits.

We’re serious about your professional development. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

Depending on your role, we support flexible work arrangements.

We also 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.

Financial Counsellor – Permanent role

Are you an experienced Financial Counsellor looking to be part of a supportive, multi-disciplined team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Counsellor to be part of a new service delivery model. You will be part of our Financial Hub, working alongside other Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers and across our broad range of programs and services.

YFS is a place-based service working alongside people to help them overcome adversity and build independence. We support individuals and families through a range of programs including domestic and family violence, legal, family support and employment mentoring.   

This role is a permanent 4 days a week role with salary sacrificing available. There are opportunities for some flexibility within the role, including working from home one day a week.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Part-time (4 days)
Pay range: $94,160 – $98,422 per year (pro rata) based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

Role description (download PDF)

In this role you will be part of a supportive team of Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers with access to experts for advice and guidance across a range of disciplines.

You will:

  • provide financial counselling services face to face and on the phone to people experiencing personal financial difficulties
  • champion integration across YFS financial counselling and financial capability work
  • collaborate with other internal YFS teams and external stakeholders to help meet the needs of clients and facilitate real change
  • develop strong relationships with local community and use local supports, services and networks for referral and advice pathways
  • assist people from diverse back grounds with complex needs
  • provide a service with a trauma informed lens, aligned with the YFS values of excellence, integrity, optimism, steadfastness, and courage
  • provide referral pathways for individual needs as they are identified
  • maintain accurate client records using the client record management
  • deliver community education activities and content as needed
  • work one day a week at a community hub in Yarrabilba to meet the needs of the local community
  • comply with all YFS Policies and Procedures in relation to service delivery, including code of ethical practice and Financial Counselling Australia standards.

About you

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

  • you are client focused, inclusive and have a collaborative spirit
  • you are an experienced Financial Counsellor with the ability to identify systemic issues affecting those in financial hardship
  • you have strong interpersonal and relationship management skills to build and strengthen partnerships within YFS and with external organisations.

Experience and qualifications as a problem gambling Financial Counsellor will be well regarded.

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 [email protected].

Contact Melanie Evans on 07 3826 1500 if you want to talk about the role.

This position will remain open until filled.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of people living in Logan and surrounding areas.

We have a real commitment to seeing people thrive, including our staff. We encourage staff to bring their entire selves to work, because we know that a happy workplace thrives.

In our recent Employee Opinion Survey our staff said the best things about working at YFS are the challenging work/job satisfaction, fellow employees, teamwork, and pay and benefits.

We’re serious about your professional development. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

Depending on your role, we support flexible work arrangements.

We also 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.

Financial Counsellor – Permanent role

Are you an experienced Financial Counsellor looking to be part of a supportive, multi-disciplined team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Counsellor to be part of a new service delivery model. You will be part of our Financial Hub, working alongside other Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers and across our broad range of programs and services.

YFS is a place-based service working alongside people to help them overcome adversity and build independence. We support individuals and families through a range of programs including domestic and family violence, legal, family support and employment mentoring.   

This role is a permanent 4 days a week role with salary sacrificing available. There are opportunities for some flexibility within the role, including working from home one day a week.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Part-time (4 days)
Pay range: $94,160 – $98,422 per year (pro rata) based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

Role description (download PDF)

In this role you will be part of a supportive team of Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers with access to experts for advice and guidance across a range of disciplines.

You will:

  • provide financial counselling services face to face and on the phone to people experiencing personal financial difficulties
  • champion integration across YFS financial counselling and financial capability work
  • collaborate with other internal YFS teams and external stakeholders to help meet the needs of clients and facilitate real change
  • develop strong relationships with local community and use local supports, services and networks for referral and advice pathways
  • assist people from diverse back grounds with complex needs
  • provide a service with a trauma informed lens, aligned with the YFS values of excellence, integrity, optimism, steadfastness, and courage
  • provide referral pathways for individual needs as they are identified
  • maintain accurate client records using the client record management
  • deliver community education activities and content as needed
  • work one day a week at a community hub in Yarrabilba to meet the needs of the local community
  • comply with all YFS Policies and Procedures in relation to service delivery, including code of ethical practice and Financial Counselling Australia standards.

About you

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

  • you are client focused, inclusive and have a collaborative spirit
  • you are an experienced Financial Counsellor with the ability to identify systemic issues affecting those in financial hardship
  • you have strong interpersonal and relationship management skills to build and strengthen partnerships within YFS and with external organisations.

Experience and qualifications as a problem gambling Financial Counsellor will be well regarded.

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 [email protected].

Contact Melanie Evans on 07 3826 1500 if you want to talk about the role.

This position will remain open until filled.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of people living in Logan and surrounding areas.

We have a real commitment to seeing people thrive, including our staff. We encourage staff to bring their entire selves to work, because we know that a happy workplace thrives.

In our recent Employee Opinion Survey our staff said the best things about working at YFS are the challenging work/job satisfaction, fellow employees, teamwork, and pay and benefits.

We’re serious about your professional development. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

Depending on your role, we support flexible work arrangements.

We also 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.