Job Vacancies

Casual Support Worker - Springfield

Level 2

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, shifts could be located on the south side of Brisbane including Bayside, Ipswich and Western Suburbs.

We are currently seeking a supportive, reliable, highly motivated, male Support Worker to work alongside community members who have a range of differing needs, including people with a disability, mental health concern and children in care.   Specifically, we are looking for this male worker to support a young man at his family home in Springfield. Duties would include but not limited to personal care and community access.

Shifts are Wednesdays 8:00am to 5:00pm and Fridays 8:00am to 5:00pm.  We also require availability for back-up, and there also may be the need to work with other clients in other suburbs on other days.

Essential Requirements:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support/ Disability Support (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 License.
  • 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.

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.
  • This is a great position for students to gain on the job, real world practical experience.

Why work for Kyabra?

  • Above award wages (Kyabra Enterprise Agreement 2012 Level 2) - $32.08 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.
  • 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.

Applications close on Friday 5th October at 9:00am.  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.


Case Worker (Caboolture)

Keys to Early Intervention Homelessness Service (KEIHS)

Level 4, Full Time, Permanent

Kyabra Community Association Inc. provides strengths based integrated responses to people in our community. Service work involves partnership with individuals and families to identify goals, develop strategies and evaluate outcomes. 

This may involve a range of activities/functions including:  Assessment, Advocacy, Interpersonal Support Work, Co-ordination, Case Management, Community Development and other such responses that facilitate the achievement of specified goals.

The Case Worker will work as part of our KEIHS Team: Keys to Early Intervention Homelessness Service, (based in Caboolture) and will ensure that the most appropriate and effective early intervention services are provided to people who are at risk of homelessness within the communities where KEIHS is co-located with host agencies. This can be facilitated by providing case-work support to a range of individuals, families to support aspirations, growth and change within a strengths based approach.

This may include support and advocacy through the systems which significantly impacts on individual and family lives, such as; domestic violence; child protection; income support; housing; mental health and healthcare; disability; education and legal, parenting and early years. 

Salary and conditions are in accordance with Kyabra’s Enterprise Agreement 2012, Level 4.  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.

For more information, please see the position description attached.

Applications close at 9:00am, Wednesday 19th September 2018.

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 the selection criteria within the position description will be considered for short-listing.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration 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.


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.