Job Vacancies

Casual Support Workers

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

We are currently seeking a supportive, reliable, creative and dedicated female support worker to support two separate gentlemen in a one-on-one capacity based in Springfield and Wacol. The Springfield shifts would be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30am to 9:30am, plus backup as required, for in-home/personal care. The Wacol shifts are Monday to Friday, three hours per day involving community access. Experience with positive behaviour support and epilepsy training is essential.

Other shifts with Kyabra may be available to work alongside community members who have a range of differing needs, including people with a disability, mental health concern and children in care.

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).
  • Positive Behaviour Support and Epilepsy training.
  • 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 (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) - $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.
    • 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 Wednesday 11th December at 9:00am. 
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th December.

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.
  • 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.


Resource Worker - Intake & Assessment (Runcorn)

Fixed Term until 30th June 2020 (with possibility of extension), full-time 38 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.

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 Resource 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 Communities, Child Safety.

-       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 it is expected that this role may work across Kyabra sites in Runcorn and Richlands.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is essential; intake and assessment, housing, out of home care NDIS, or community finance programs.  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 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.

  • Only applications that address the selection criteria within the position description will be considered for short-listing.
  • Only those applicants that are short-listed to interview stage will be contacted.

Applications close at 9:00am Monday 9th December 2019.

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.

 


 

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.