Youth Worker - SILS and Fostering

Bundaberg QLD, Australia

  • Generous five weeks annual leave with the ability to purchase more
  • Leading NFP in the sectors we operate in
  • Salary packaging benefits that greatly increase take-home pay

Churches of Christ Queensland, Children, Youth and Families - Bundaberg

Permanent Part Time


Imagine reassuring a child that they are not alone.

About the role

You will be working with vulnerable young people whose lives have been impacted by trauma.  You will be challenged and there will be tough moments but you will know that you are making a difference to a young persons life. On a daily basis, you will assist the young people in supported independent living and foster care, with their physical and emotional well being.  This can include everything from helping them with the preparation of meals, to just being there for them when times are tough. There will also be paperwork and administration tasks for you to attend to, as you administer program records and maintain strict documentation ( that meets legal requirements).

About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

You are often praised for your compassionate nature and approachability and should have experience with adolescents with significant emotional and psychological support needs.  You are a caring and positive role model   with the following experience:

  • A Certificate III in Protective Care, Youth or Community Services;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge working in residential care; and/or working with young people in a child protection or community service context, over a minimum period of one (1) year.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people. 

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees).  Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  

To apply

Apply below with a current resume and brief cover letter. For further information, please contact Juanita Varley or Sam Allen on 41520709

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions. 


Applications close: 6 January 2020.


Youth worker role works across Supported Independent Living and Intensive Foster Care

Youth Worker (CYF_Communities).pdf

Type: Permanent

Category: Child ; Youth and Family Services

Reference ID: LC000194

Date Posted: 16/12/2019