Y-Care is the social impact arm of the YMCA of Brisbane. We are a team consisting of more than 100 staff and 100 volunteers that believe in the power of inspired young people.
In this position, you will lead the development and delivery of various services and activities designed to maximise mental wellbeing and reduce the mental ill-health experienced by beneficiaries, the majority who are adolescents.
Leading a multidisciplinary team across multiple locations, this position oversees assessment, counselling and mental ill-health crisis intervention, preventative and early-intervention group programs, and related staff learning and wellbeing.
Most of the locations are YMCA Vocational School Campuses which operate to support secondary school aged students who have either disengaged from or are at risk of disengaging from mainstream education.
This full-time position is based at Kingston with regular travel to other YMCA locations, with work hours between Monday - Friday.
You can view a position description under the following link:
The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and skills:
- Current full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and accredited Postgraduate degree in Psychology (preferably Educational and Developmental);
- Extensive experience providing counselling and mental ill-health crisis intervention, preferably within a school or working with adolescents;
- Extensive experience completing learning, cognitive and behavioural assessments and planning, preferably within a school or working with adolescents;
- Understanding of and commitment to evaluation and learning including the use of evidence-based measurement tools and methodologies;
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing other mental health professionals;
- Demonstrated understanding of preventative and early-intervention focused group program development and delivery;
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain quality relationships with young people, parents/ caregivers, staff and external stakeholders (e.g. community health professionals).
- Computer literacy and prior experience using a range of office software including Word, Excel;
- Membership of the Australian Psychological Society is preferable but not mandatory;
- A current driver's licence, First Aid and CPR qualifications or willingness to obtain;
- Willingness to obtain a Blue Card and a national criminal history check prior to commencement.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
The successful applicant will be rewarded with a wide range of benefits and rewards including:
- Free YMCA gym membership
- Discounted accommodation rates at the George Williams Hotel,
- Discounted rates at our childcare facilities
- Discounted rate on health care through Medibank Private
- A range of online benefits through our online employee discounts and benefits program
- Salary packaging benefits.
To enquire about this position, please contact Gary Adsett, Group Manager, YMCA Social Impact on 0437 531 627
YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:
- a national criminal history check;
- an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
- holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.
Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.
The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.