Job Vacancies

Coordinator - Group Work & Training (Sunshine Coast)

Fixed term position 12 months, Level 5, Part Time 19 hours per week

Kyabra Community Association Inc. is a community-based organisation that is committed to strengthening individual, family and community life.  We provide strengths-based, integrated responses to people in our community.

The Group Work and Training team provides both learning and training opportunities to community members and staff. The group work and training opportunities are determined by funded requirement, staff requirement and priorities.  This will entail a close working relationship with all Kyabra teams but primarily those on the Sunshine Coast.

This role will support the Manager in the day-to-day operations of the area, including the day-to-day support of staff. In addition, this role will be required to be responsible for some specialist knowledge portfolios in one or more of the following areas; domestic and family violence, disability, mental health, housing and homelessness, child protection, community development, early years and parenting. 

A Bachelor Degree in the Human Services field is essential. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is desirable.

The position may also be required to participate in the organisation’s after-hours on call roster.  Additional remuneration applies.

Salary and conditions are in accordance with Kyabra’s Enterprise Agreement 2012, Level 5 ($77,320 per annum pro-rata).  We offer a family friendly work environment and a range of practice and professional development opportunities.

All applicants with an interest in working from client centred, strength-based frameworks, who can demonstrate a commitment to the principles of social justice are strongly encouraged to apply.  This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and a progressive organisation that pursues best practice within a social justice framework.

For more information, you can download a position description here. Only applications that address the selection criteria will be considered for short-listing.

Applications close at 9:00am, Tuesday 3rd September. Interviews will take place at our Nambour office on Tuesday 10th September.

Applications are to be sent to recruitment@kyabra.org

Kyabra is an inclusive workplace and an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage people to apply regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, ability or disability, or past behaviour.

It is organisational policy that all employees are required to carry a positive notice blue card and consent to any personal or criminal history checks.


Casual Support Workers

Casual position, Level 2, $33.56 per hour

Kyabra Community Association Inc. is a community-based organisation that is committed to strengthening individual, family and community life. The organisation is based in Runcorn, however, we are looking for workers who can support our clients who are primarily based on the south side of Brisbane but also specifically in the following suburbs; Ormiston, Carina, Bulimba, Manly West, Gaythorne. We are also seeing a Cantonese-speaking female to support one of our clients in Sunnybank.

We are currently seeking supportive, reliable, highly motivated Support Workers to work alongside community members who have a range of differing needs, including people with a disability, mental health concern and children in care.  Duties would include but not limited to personal care, in-home support and community access.

Essential Requirements:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support/ Disability Support or significant experience and willingness to enrol in a Certificate III (students studying in a relevant degree such as Human Services, Allied Health, Nursing, Exercise/Sports Science or Social Work may be considered)
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • Roadworthy/registered vehicle and willingness to use to transport participants.
  • Blue Card and Yellow Card (we can assist you to apply).
  • LCS2 -Working with Children in care (we can assist you to apply).
  • First Aid and CPR is mandatory prior to commencing work.
  • Completion of NDIS Worker Orientation Module is mandatory, prior to commencing work.
  • Must be available at least 20 hours per week minimum, evening and weekend availability.
  • You will be required to complete modules of online training prior to commencement, if successful.

What we are seeking in our Support Workers:

  • Fantastic dedicated individuals committed to the best outcomes for the people they support.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work afternoons and weekends.
  • Ability to promote independence and choice.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Experience in working with people with a disability particularly with complex situations/needs.
  • Willingness to provide assistance with personal care, light domestic duties and meal preparation.
  • Experience working with people with complex behaviour.

Why work for Kyabra?

  • Above award wages (Kyabra Enterprise Agreement 2012 Level 2) - $33.56 per hour.
  • Family friendly work environment.
  • A range of practice and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive team environment.
  • Opportunity to progress to permanent part-time employment
  • Flexible work hours.
  • A variety of interesting shifts where no day is the same.
  • Paid induction training – induction is paid at the end of your probation period.
  • This is a great position for students to gain on the job, real world practical experience.
  • Potential to access salary sacrifice.

If you love being challenged and seek a personally fulfilling role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of others, then this may be the job for you.

For more information, refer to the attached position description.

All applications are to be sent to recruitment@kyabra.org and must include a covering letter, your CV, and no more than two pages addressing the selection criteria. Only applications that address this criteria will be eligible for short-listing.

Kyabra is an inclusive workplace and an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage people to apply regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, ability or disability, or past behaviour.

It is organisational policy that all employees are required to carry a positive notice blue card and consent to any personal or criminal history checks.


Volunteer Opportunities

From time to time, Kyabra offers opportunities for volunteers to become involved in a number of our services. At the present time we have no volunteer opportunities within our offices in Runcorn.

Kyabra Early Years Place

At present we are accepting applications from people interested in volunteering at our Kyabra Early Years Place.

For more information, please email recruitment@kyabra.org or download an application form here.