A great place 

 to make 

 long-term change 

We are known for finding innovative ways of making a real difference to people’s lives.

We change lives for the better

  • 95% of our staff say YFS helps them make a difference in their chosen fields.
  • Only 74% of staff working in the health and community sector feel the same way.
  • We are known for finding innovative ways of making a real difference to people’s lives.

Our Theory of Change recognises that backing people to thrive requires excellent evidence-based service delivery, integrated approaches, and advocacy to influence the wider environment.

YFS overview


We have around 200 staff.

We operate community programs tackling big issues like homelessness and domestic violence.

On average, we back about 16,000 vulnerable people each year.

Our vision is to build independence and participation. Our purpose is about backing people to overcome adversity and to thrive.

We are the leading community services organisation based in Logan. We also operate in the Scenic Rim and Redlands.

We operate from two campuses: Slacks Creek and Jimboomba.

Our culture and values

Our values guide us every day.

They reflect how we care for our clients, colleagues and stakeholders, and how our work contributes to a better Logan community.

  • Excellence: we deliver high quality services and have high expectations
  • Integrity: we act honestly and openly
  • Optimism: we think and act with confidence about people and the future
  • Steadfastness: we persist to overcome barriers and adversity with our clients
  • Courage: we challenge ourselves and others to create change

Our values define our culture

They offer you a real sense of what it’s like to work with us. They define our collective character and personality. And they offer you a glimpse of why we’re unique.

Hear from our people

Meet Rebecca

“The clients that come to us are in vulnerable situations and we’re here to help them when life is at its toughest. I love that I can help improve their situations, whether it be by sourcing accommodation, advising of benefits available or simply by being that person who makes them feel heard in their time of need. This isn’t just a job to me, it’s a way to make a difference.”

Meet Daniel

“As an employee at YFS, you really are in a unique position. You can rely on colleagues from so many different programs for advice. There really is a lot of support and expertise on offer at YFS to empower you to make a difference.”

Our strategic intentions


Improve our effectiveness in helping vulnerable people achieve long-term change


Increase our capacity to resource innovation, infrastructure and ongoing improvement


Engage and equip our workforce, management team and Board to succeed in our dynamic environment


Be recognised as an innovative, nimble organisation that effectively builds people’s capacity for independence and participation

If this sounds like the place for you, take a look at what’s available