Relief Youth Worker (Classroom) | Senior Moreton Bay Campus

Date: 5 Jul 2024

Location: Mango Hill, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

With a mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities, YMCA Queensland has been at the forefront of creating positive impact in the lives of people across the region since 1864.

The organisation offers a diverse range of community-focused programs and services including fitness and recreation, youth development initiatives, community outreach efforts and education services catering to individuals from early learning through to high school graduation.


Committed to inclusivity, diversity and social responsibility, YMCA Queensland is a dynamic force for positive change.


Driven by our core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility, we believe in creating a workplace culture that reflects these principles, fostering an environment where individuals can thrive personally and professionally.


Y Schools Queensland now operates ten campuses across the state that are all dedicated to empowering young minds, cultivating resilience and fostering a sense of community. We believe in providing a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can thrive academically, socially and emotionally while shaping positive and purposeful futures as young adults.


Y Schools Queensland is seeking a passionate and experienced Relief Youth Worker on a casual basis to join our Moreton Bay Senior Campus based at Mango Hill.



Your role as a Relief Youth Worker (Classroom) is critical to the operation of our Campuses. The major tasks associated with the role include:


  • Support teachers in their delivery of academic and wellbeing programs to students. Plan and deliver wellbeing programs to students
  • Support the delivery of vocational training programs offered to students
  • Assist in delivering associated programs, services and events offered to young people through the operation of campus
  • Form intentional relationships with young people so that their strengths, passions, interests and unmet needs can be supported appropriately through the operation of the School.
  • Support and case management of identified students in line with the school policies and practice



The ideal applicant will be looking for a challenge, have a passion for working with young people, a strong interest in the development of the holistic person, a personal interest in health, spirituality and personal well-being.

They will also have a commitment to a client-centred approach, creative and innovative youth work practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Selection Criteria


  • Hold a Certificate III or higher in Youth Work, Community Services or other relevant qualification
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people including the use of appropriate interpersonal skills and the ability communicate appropriately with young people and their families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to plan and apply appropriate behaviour management strategies that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive environment
  • Ability and commitment to working with young people using the Strengths Approach and ability to demonstrate non-judgmental, empathic framework
  • Work successfully in a small team and within the Y-Care philosophy & ethos to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational, vocational social and emotional outcomes
  • Be able to demonstrate the importance of following procedures and ensuring a safe environment at all times
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate



YMCA also offers an excellent employee benefits program which includes:


  • Free YMCA Gym Membership
  • Discounted accommodation rates at the George Williams Hotel
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities
  • Discounted rate on health care through; Medibank Private
  • A range of online benefits through our online employee discounts and benefits program



To apply, please click the 'APPLY' button and submit your resume (including details of three (3) referees) and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the selection criteria

More information about the school is available on our website:

Our Commitment

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people