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Employment & Training – Support Worker

Support Worker – Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) & Tailored Assistance Employment Program – Part-Time (3 days per week)

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

Do you want to make a difference?

Kurbingui Youth & Family Development is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. 

Established in 2001, we have continued to grow in the number of services delivered to the community in areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement, support targeting successful educational outcomes for families and children and young people from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women and men, cultural group activities, social, emotional well-being – suicide prevention, crisis response and treatment and health and nutrition.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.

Funded by the SQW initiative, Kurbingui delivers tailored training for Business Administration and Construction traineeships over 20 weeks. Our program provides intensive and holistic support to those who cannot access employment through more mainstream methods. In addition to undertaking the qualification, our model aims to support individuals into fulfilling employment through an innovative system of assistance designed to address both their structural and attitudinal barriers to employment.

The role

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Part Time (3 days per week) Support Worker who has a passion for working with a diverse group of individuals and developing talent. Based in Zillmere on Brisbane’s northside, you will be required to assist people accessing the employment programs to support them to work towards their employment goals and  to find and maintain sustainable employment. 

Job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist in training and mentoring, supported by a qualified trainer for theory and practical training.
  • Assist with project preparation and implementation, which includes booking industry site tours and guest speakers.
  • Assist the supervisors with their trainees including developing training and support plans, managing at times difficult behaviour, managing attendance and engaging and motivating through mentoring support.
  • Planning activities and own workflow.
  • Make positive contributions for board reports and monthly progress reports to the funding body.
  • General administrative tasks.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Coordinator / Program Manager.


  • Qualifications or relevant experience in Employment Services, Project Management, Social Work, Human Services, Community Services, or relevant field.
  • An extensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and protocols and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide appropriate information on a range of job services and referral pathways available for young people and families specific to their circumstances, including canvassing employers for vacancies, building networks and matching participants’ skills and attributes to vacancies OR Promote candidate referrals with local business, training organisations, and other referral sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate small groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload.
  • Effective communication, administration, database entry, case notes and report-writing skills.
  • Previous experience in a similar role (coordination of business admin and/or construction traineeships desirable) and/or a desire to support individuals with the development of their traineeship journey into stable employment

How to apply?

  • If this opportunity sounds like it’s the one for you, please click ‘Apply Now’ and provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter outlining your ability to meet the Requirements listed above.
  • Applications that do not address these requirements will not be considered.
  • Address all applications to Deborah Keen, Program Manager, Kurbingui Youth and Family Development.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

Please note: We review applications on a rolling basis, so would recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. 

You will receive a competitive remuneration package and salary sacrifice options in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

A copy of the position description can be requested from Tina Ridley, on

Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

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