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We currently have the following vacancies.

Client Service Manager Housing and Financial Capability

  • Are you up for doing what it takes to create real, long-term change in the lives of vulnerable people?
  • Are you keen to lead an emerging program of dynamic and ground-breaking responses to housing and homeless in Logan?
  • Do you want to work for a leading, place-based community organisation with a great reputation for innovation and impact?

Our housing and homeless services are evolving rapidly in response to increasing demand and we’re looking for an exceptional, practical, and inspiring leader to manage our Housing and Financial Capability Programs.

Reporting to the CEO, the Client Service Manager (Housing and Financial Capability) will be responsible for managing a complex range of programs focused on achieving housing and financial resilience outcomes for our clients.

The ideal person for this role will have great interpersonal communication skills, strategic focus and a good knowledge of the housing/homelessness and community services sector.

The role requires a strong leader to mentor and work alongside our program managers and staff, manage change in a challenging environment and work collaboratively across YFS programs.

You’ll also need good relationship management skills to build our partnerships across the housing and hardship service system and engage with sector and community stakeholders.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $109,128 – $113,425 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

You will need:

  • Demonstrated experience managing client service programs and projects within the community services sector, with a sound working knowledge of practice standards, theories and frameworks in housing, homelessness, and emergency relief.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including experience in working with diverse and vulnerable clients, de-escalation, and critical incident management.
  • A strong track record of effectively engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships and partnering arrangements.
  • Experience in managing multiple contracts and relationships with funding bodies (including state, federal and philanthropic), including monitoring, managing, and reporting against contracted benchmarks and performance standards.
  • A thorough knowledge of contemporary and strengths-based approaches to supporting people to thrive and achieve their potential.

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.

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

Contact Rachel Smith, Client Service Manager on 0437 172 214 or Cath Bartolo, YFS CEO on 0419 661 411 to talk about the role.

Closing date: Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 12pm

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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

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.

Find out more about working with us.

Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity for a 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.

This is a challenging and rewarding role, which will also be an opportunity to develop your clinical skills with lots of supervision, 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: $86,948 to $93,000 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 role 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: Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 12pm

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 14 December 2021.

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.

Find out more about working with us.

Housing Specialist

Are you a quick-thinking, problem solver with experience in the social, community and private rental housing sectors?

Due to growth in our Housing Team we’re looking for a Housing Specialist to deliver case management services that help people break the cycle of homelessness.

In this role you can really make a difference by supporting people, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to secure and sustain long-term housing and create lasting change in their lives. Our support is mobile, delivered alongside our Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).

The work is fast paced and requires excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise the needs of clients who often 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.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $74,410 to $80,063 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

 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 (both organisational and external)
  • 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 Communities, Housing and Digital Economy 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 to 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 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.

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 14 December 2021 at 12pm

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.

Find out more about working with us.

YFS Connect Worker

Are you a highly skilled, flexible, and resilient worker with excellent customer service skills?

We’re looking for someone to join our YFS Connect Team to assist people experiencing homelessness, financial crisis and a range of other issues. YFS Connect is the central door for all new clients linking with YFS, so this is an important role, and no two days will be the same.

Your role will include providing people with information and advice to help them improve their circumstances or link them with relevant supports. You will need to be confident, have a high level of empathy and be able to act quickly to assess people’s needs and connect them with the services they need.

You’ll work with supportive management and a great team of co-workers to:

  • Triage response to clients experiencing homelessness, and/or financial difficulties, family and relationships, employment, as well as other life stressors.
  • Assist families at risk of homelessness to save existing tenancies, negotiate payment plans, and manage finances to improve financial capability.
  • Provide advice on how to navigate existing resources such as government pensions and allowances, and products that will make it easier to secure crisis accommodation or long-term housing.
  • Provide information about YFS programs, as well as other services available within the Logan community.

Why join us

  • We are Logan’s leading community services organisation and have been backing vulnerable people for more than 36 years.
  • Be part of a fast-paced team providing information, advice and solutions for people experiencing homelessness, financial crisis and a wide range of other issues.
  • 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: Permanent full-time
Pay range: $74,410 to $78,314 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

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, a collaborative spirit, 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: Monday 13 December 2021 at 9am
Interviews are scheduled for 17 December 2021.

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.

Find out more about working with us.

Women's Advocate

We are looking for a skilled professional who can think outside the box to join our men’s behaviour change team.

As the Women’s Advocate you will work alongside a men’s behaviour change program to provide support to those who have experienced violence and abuse.

Through advocacy, support and information you will enhance the safety and well-being of victim-survivors and resource them to thrive in a future free of violence and abuse.

As part of an energetic, supportive team working to increase safety for women and children, you will benefit from a shared learning environment, positive team and organisational culture, and a dedication to your wellbeing as you undertake this challenging work.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek and at times Jimboomba
Role type: Full-time – 9 day fortnight or an ADO once a month
Pay range: $85,126 to $88,978 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

In this role you will:  

  • provide emotional and practical support to address issues arising for those who have experienced abuse during a man’s time on the program
  • identify and assess risk and resource women to develop and follow their safety plans
  • link women and children to relevant services to address health, parenting, financial, employment support, legal, and other counselling needs
  • work closely with Behaviour Change Facilitators to enable on-going assessment of risk and safety
  • undertake Court Support one day per week at Beaudesert Court.

Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 36 years.
  • Be part of a an energetic, dedicated and supportive team working to increase the safety of women and children.
  • Benefit from a shared learning environment, positive team and organisational culture and a dedication to your wellbeing as you undertake this challenging work.
  • Take on an exciting opportunity to work alongside a men’s behaviour change program and an opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description, ideally you will bring the following: an understanding of gendered violence, a team approach to enhancing the safety of women and children, a deep understanding of the impacts of domestic abuse, reflective practice 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: This role will remain open until it is filled.

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.

Find out more about working with us.