Thriving Families Project Team
YFS is recruiting a team for our new Thriving Families Project. We are creating a multi-disciplinary team to work with families experiencing homelessness so that they can create environments where all family members can flourish.
The team will integrate practical support and therapeutic intervention to enable people to change their circumstances and develop the skills and capacity to achieve their long-term goals.
We are looking for:
A Senior Family Coach to lead our multi-disciplinary team and provide direct counselling and/ or coaching support to families.
Two Family Coaches to engage and support families, providing practical help, skill-building coaching and referrals to specialised supports.
Why join us
Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
Be part of a new team trialling an integrated, evidence-informed approach backing families to go from crisis to thriving.
Take on an exciting full time or part time opportunity with flexible work conditions.
About the jobs
Senior Family Coach
Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Full-time - Two year contract with potential for extension
Pay range: $87,755 to $90,407 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available
We are looking for a skilled and motivated senior practitioner to lead our new family intervention team. In this job, you’ll lead a multi-disciplinary team comprising a housing specialist and 3 family coaches, while also providing coaching and/or counselling for families yourself. You will:
Lead the trial of an integrated approach to working with families experiencing homelessness
Help develop a model that combines therapeutic and skill-building interventions with practical support and referrals
Work directly with families to back them to thrive.
Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description available from www.yfs.org.au/about/jobs-yfs, ideally you will bring the following: a strong understanding of trauma and therapeutic interventions, extensive experience working with vulnerable families and high level leadership skills.
Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: one role is full time (38 hours per week); one role is (30 hours per week) - Two year contract with potential for extension
Pay range: $69,724 to $79,776 based on experience, with salary sacrificing available
We are looking for two creative and enthusiastic family coaches. In this role, you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary team to help homeless families move from crisis to thriving. You will provide practical support and skill-building interventions for families to help them:
achieve stable housing
identify and achieve goals for a better life
build skills including resilience, self-regulation, planning and communication.
Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description available from www.yfs.org.au/about/jobs-yfs, ideally you will bring the following: experience in relationship-based coaching with vulnerable families, a collaborative approach, a strong understanding of trauma and child development, individual advocacy skills, and experience helping people make the most of the service system.
Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at http://www.yfs.org.au/workwithus/application-process
Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Monday, 27 May 2019
Interviews are scheduled for Monday, 3 June 2019.
We are particularly keen to hear from interested qualified candidates from an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or culturally diverse background.
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.
To find out more about working with us, head to www.yfs.org.au/workwithus.