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Intake & Assessment Worker

Permanent, part-time (two roles available)

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.

Kyabra operates an integrated model and works with individuals, families and carers with sometimes complex issues. 

The Intake and Assessment team is responsible for providing a single point of entry for information, assessment and referral to Kyabra services and external services.

The Intake Worker will work within the Intake and Assessment team and, in conjunction with the Manager and other team members, will be responsible for ensuring that the following activities are carried out:

  • Initial needs identification and assessment including provision of information to those seeking services and appropriate referral both internally and externally services.
  • Single session work, where appropriate.
  • Initial assessments of Foster and Kinship Carer applicants.
  • Organising out-of-home care placements for children referred by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.
  • Housing and Homeless support and advocacy.
  • Supporting community members to access a range of Kyabra Community Finance Initiatives.
  • Delivery of Community Finance programs.

The position involves initial phone based intake and assessment, some centre based and outreach functions and is based in Runcorn.  Experience in intake and assessment and one or more of the following areas is essential; housing and homelessness, out of home care, financial assistance or NDIS.  Knowledge of client management systems and ability to rapidly learn new systems such as QHIP and/or other databases is highly desirable.  

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.  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.

A Bachelor Degree in Social Work/Human Services or similar is an essential requirement for this role.

We also require all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Evidence will be required.

Only those applicants that are short-listed to interview stage will be contacted.

Applications close at 9:00am Wednesday 15th December.

To apply for this role, please click on this link.

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, $36.40 per hour

Kyabra Community Association Inc. is a community-based organisation that is committed to strengthening individual, family and community life. This work is based out of our Runcorn office and is primarily focused on the Southside, Logan, Ipswich and Redlands areas.

We are currently seeking supportive, reliable, creative and dedicated support workers to work alongside community members who have a range of differing needs, including people with a disability, mental health and children in care.

About You

  • Flexibility and the ability to work afternoons, weekends and overnight.
  • Ability to promote independence and choice.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Willingness to provide assistance with personal care, light domestic duties and meal preparation.
  • Willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, plus additional shifts if required.

Kyabra offers above award wages, a family friendly work environment and a range of practice and professional development opportunities.

Essential Requirements:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support/ Disability Support or relevant industry experience (students studying in a relevant degree such as Human Services, Allied Health, Nursing, Exercise/Sports Science or Social Work may be considered).
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Evidence will be required.
  • Introduction to Epilepsy training (Kyabra can provide a link to the relevant training course)
  • Completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module.
  • Current Australian Driver’s License.
  • Roadworthy/registered vehicle and willingness to use to transport participants.
  • Blue Card and Yellow Card/NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (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.

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.

To apply, please click on this link

Only applicants that are successful to short-listing stage will be contacted.

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.