Queensland Youth Services Inc strives to promote and provide services for young people with a view to improving their quality of life and well-being. QYS programs provide opportunities for young people to achieve, realize their individual potential, build self-esteem and develop value in themselves and our community.

Working with QYS

Are you passionate about Youth services, hold values that amplify social justice, self-empowerment, cultural diversity and equity? Then we may be the organisation for you.

To ensure that we maintain a high level of quality service it is desirable that employees hold qualifications or extensive work experience in one of the following areas: Community Services; Youth Work, Education, Child Care, Psychology, Finance, Business, and Management.

Employees should also have above average communication skills, competent use of technology (phones, computers, software), ability to work as a team member, and to work autonomously.  Self-motivation, and a high energy drive is also desirable.

Positions include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Program – Team Leaders
  • Early Intervention Workers
  • Program Youth Workers
  • Administration Assistant
  • Social Enterprise Manager
  • Employer Relations Officer
  • Trade Mentor
  • Training Facilitator

Interested? Then check out our Vacant Positions to the right, or consider starting as a Volunteer.

As of the 31st August 2020 the new law NO CARD NO START was introduced. This means you must have a Blue Card, no longer a pending application, before you can work with children. Queensland Youth Services are committed to helping keep kids safe and therefore will only consider for employment applicants with a CURRENT Blue Card (Working with Children)

Volunteering with us

Volunteers give freely of their time, talents, skills and energy with no expectation of monetary compensation. QYS will provide the opportunity for a volunteer service where and when possible, and in accordance with our service philosophy.

To become a volunteer with QYS you must hold a current Working with Children Blue Card. An application for Volunteer work with QYS can still be processed, however volunteering cannot commence until a positive notification has been received.

Please forward all applications to the Office Administrator by email – email hidden; JavaScript is required

For further information contact Office Administrator on – (07) 4771 3648.

Doing your Placement with us

Queensland Youth Services (QYS) recognises its responsibility to assist in the development and education of students in the community service industry by providing opportunities of field placements.  QYS will support the development of students from both registered training organisations (RTO’s) and universities.

To request a Student Placement with QYS, please contact the Office Administrator by email – email hidden; JavaScript is required, in the event QYS have the capacity to take a student for placement, the student will be invited to participate in a pre-placement interview with the CEO and the nominated team leader / program co-ordinator (for university students) or the Office Administrator (for RTO students).

The decision to accept a placement will be based upon:

  • basic understanding of youth issues
  • agreement with the philosophy of QYS
  • ability to recognise and articulate their own learning needs
  • ability of QYS  to meet students expressed learning needs.
  • Workable ratio of student / QYS supervisor in order not to impact on service operations
  • Reporting requirements placed on QYS supervisors by the RTO or University, and the impact on the employee’s workload.

All Students on placement must have a current working with children “Blue Card”.

Please note – At this stage Queensland Youth Services do not have the capacity to take any Students for placement for the remainder of 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience and we look forward to being in a position to offer placements in 2021.

Join our Management Committee

Queensland Youth Services is a Not for Profit organisation, governed by a Management Committee. QYS values the views of all members of the community and encourages a diverse representation. We are calling for expressions of interests to fill 2 positions on our Committee.

As a Management Committee member you would be responsible for setting the strategic direction of QYS, monitoring the governance as well as our commitment to the aims, objectives and legislative laws QYS comply with to meet its contractual obligations.

All management committee members participate in an induction and must hold a current Blue Card (working with Children).

If you have a passion for ensuring all youth have a quality of life, and you have specific skills or knowledge that would benefit QYS as a Not for Profit NGO, then please contact our Chief Executive Officer on

(07) 4771 3648 or email a resume to – email hidden; JavaScript is required.