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June 11, 2018

Full Time

Location: Brisbane

Intake and Brief Intervention Worker (Identified)

Employment type and hours: Full Time / 76 hrs per fortnight contract

Aboriginal Employment Strategy is working with Brisbane Youth Service to recruit and support two new identified positions. One position is in Fortitude Valley HUB team and the other with BYS’ Housing & Tenancy Support team in Carina.

    • Position title: Intake and Brief Intervention Worker (Identified)
    • Program/Team: Hub Intake and Intervention Team
  • Employment type & hours: Full Time / 76 hrs per fortnight contract
  • Location: Fortitude Valley

This position provides crisis, brief intervention and ongoing case managed support for young people, aged 12 – 25 years, at risk of homelessness, disconnection from family, education, and their community.

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of, and commitment to, BYS’s vision and objectives.
  2. Demonstrated experience working holistically with vulnerable young people, especially Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, using brief solution-focussed interventions and ongoing case managed support.
  3. Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma-informed work practices.
  4. Good organisational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and contribute positively within a team.
  5. Demonstrated effective communication skills, including interpersonal skills, writing skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of others.
  6. Demonstrated experience developing networks and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including families, community service providers, government agencies.

Education, Qualification, References:

  • Certificate III or above in Youth Work, Community Services or similar, and/or experience in similar
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Working with Children Suitability Card / Blue Card
  • Three relevant references, including current or most recent manager

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, families and community
  • Case management skills
  • Ability to develop rapport with young people quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to work offsite, including outreach work
  • Critical thinking and reflective practice skills
  • Computer and data entry skills


  • Personal drive and integrity
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Consultative and collaborative working attitude
  • Flexible, self-directing, inclusive, respectful, ethical, accountable
  • Commitment to a learning culture and ongoing professional development.


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