ABOUT THE ROLE
Transitional housing is a form of social housing delivered by Queensland Youth and Families Support Services (QYFSS). Transitional housing is not long term housing but aims to provide support to eligible young people aged 16 -25 years with life skills and case management for up to 12 months, then support to transition into independent living through:
Our youth workers aim to support young people that is client focused and client centred where young people actively participate in identifying their support needs including individual support, tailored activities, lifestyle education, community participation and advocacy
The young person can contact Queensland Youth and Families Support Services themselves, or be referred by service providers, family members, schools, friends, police or government agencies by phoning (07) 3818 1050 or completing a Queensland Homelessness Information Platform (QHIP) assessment.
The transitional housing program is funded through the Department of Housing and Public Works.
Demonstrated experience working with young people with high and complex needs and an understanding of the issues and challenges in responding to their needs.
Ability to provide brief solution focussed crisis interventions and ongoing case managed support.
Strong communication skills, including oral and written skills, writing report and case files, collaborating with community services, and the ability to liaise effectively with young people and advocate on their behalf.
Strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to work solo shifts in a residential setting.
Ability to respond quickly in a crisis situation and make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety of young people, yourself and / or other staff.