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Youth Worker


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


  • Casual positions available, Brisbane Northside Location
  • Specialised training and support provided
  • $39.70 - $42.57 + 9.5% Super + Not for Profit Salary Packaging + Penalties & Allowances

At UnitingCare we care for and support children, young people and their families across Queensland to live safe, healthy and productive lives through the delivery of services that are flexible and responsive to their individual needs.

We are currently seeking Youth Workers  to join our Foster and Kinship Care Program, to support outreach and inhome support to children with high to complex support needs.

The successful applicant must be available to work varying shiftts that include morning and after school support, weekend shifts; and must be available to work school holidays. The majority of shifts are 3-6 hours of support. 

The Opportunity:

As a Youth Worker you will: 

  • Provide direct support to young people in a sensitive, strengths based, and non-discriminatory, non-judgemental way.
  • Provide support to young people with day to day living situations including personal care when required, including social and community inclusion, with an emphasis on choice, dignity and enhancing quality of life, health and wellbeing, whilst ensuring duty of care is upheld at all times
  • Participate in the development, implementation and review of individual care plans for young people.
  • Use a high level of initiative and judgement especially in vulnerable and volatile situations, which includes responding to crises.
  • Comply with organisational and service delivery requirement including, but not limited to, completion of case notes, handover notes and other documentation, reporting of service issues, attendance and participation in meetings and training.
  • Uphold and promote the right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality of young people.

What you'll need: 

You will have a strong understanding of the child protection system and more specifically previous exposure to a residential or out of home care environment. In addition you will have a strong therapeutic background ideally with a well-developed understanding of C.A.R.E principles and/or trauma informed framework. You will have: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be advantageous and/or demonstrated experience working with young people who may have challenging behaviours.
  • Current Blue Card - Working with Children
  • A current Open Qld Driver Licence
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Be subject to relevant criminal and child protection system checks

Supporting you to support others

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community