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
  • Resource 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.

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 and complete the Appendix 5.17_2014 Volunteer application.  Applications for the ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card can be submitted with the application but volunteering work cannot commence until a positive notification has been received.

Please forward all applications to the Resource Officer by email – email hidden; JavaScript is required or fax to – (07) 4721 6835.  For further information contact Resource Officer 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 complete the Appendix 5.18_2014 Student Placement form and forward to the Resource Officer by email – email hidden; JavaScript is required. Once received, 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 Resource Officer (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”.

Join our Management Committee

Queensland Youth Services values the views of all members of the community.  If you would like to share in supporting our disadvantaged youth and you feel that your experience in the community would assist us to do this, please contact our Chief Executive Officer on (07) 4771 3648 or email – email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Please note:  All committee members must hold a current positive notice Blue Card.  Applications can be sought on acceptance into the committee.

Related Information


Caseworker – Youth Housing and Reintegration Services (YHARS) (2 Positions available)

For more information see the full Position Description.

To apply, submit the following to the YHARS Program Coordinator, Richard Outtrim (email hidden; JavaScript is required):

  • Cover letter outlining a summary of your experience against the selection criteria,
  • Resume
  • Two current references

For further enquiries please call the QYS office on (07) 4771 3648

Applications close: 5:00 pm Monday, 24th of September