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Kurbingui is an Aboriginal community based and driven not for profit organisation that offers services to the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community members, families, children and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Regions.

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Address: 425 Zillmere Road, Zillmere QLD 4034 PO BOX 163, Zillmere QLD 4034

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Youth Justice Support Worker – Family Led Decision Making – Youth Services

Position Title: Youth Justice Support Worker – Family Led Decision Making – Youth Services

Full Time Position

Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

About Kurbingui Youth & Family Development

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is a not-for-profit community service organisation that offers service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, families, children and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Qld regions.

We deliver various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, education support for families and children from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women’s and men’s programs and cultural group activities, and health and nutrition.

Overview of Youth Justice Family Led-Decision Making (YJFLDM)

Kurbingui Youth Development Family-Led Decision Making Program (YJFLDM) is a culturally appropriate approach aimed to work with young people to prevent re-offending through the participation of family, for the young people to be accountable to their own community/elders and work within their family on finding new ways to participate in important life and community activities, such as learning or earning (or both), they are in agreement to seek support or engage more in cultural and community events, sport and recreation, or address worries and concerns that can be mitigated by the family’s efforts.

The overall aim of the program is to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to make positive decisions to achieve change in their children’s behaviour, safety and ongoing cultural and practical support needs. The program will support practical self-determination in finding sustainable solutions to a child or young person’s offending behaviour.

Participants will have the authority to make important and significant decisions about their children and the young person. Each child will have the opportunity to engage by agreeing to change their behaviour with help and guidance from the family and local community.

The role

The primary purpose of the Youth Justice Support Worker is to provide a culturally appropriate approach to working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (aged 10-17 years of age) and aims to reduce young people who are involved in the Youth Justice System or who are ‘at risk’ of entering the Youth Justice system or who are on release from detention.

The position will support practical self-determination in finding long-term solutions to a child or young person’s offending behaviour. Family members and the young person who participate in Family Led Decision Making meetings will make important decisions about their children and young people. Each child/ young person will have a voice and an opportunity to be heard during the process with the help of their family, significant others and community.

The process will help young people be accountable for their actions and be encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour. Family, community and kin are included in key decision-making regarding future pathways for the young person by coming together to develop a plan that will support the young person to make safer choices in the future.

To be successful in the role, you will (Key Selection Criteria):

  1. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and their cultures, and a general understanding of the issues that are affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society.
  2. Willing and able to work within a cultural competent context and Kurbingui Youth Development’s mission, vision and values.
  3. Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, consultation, negotiation and liaison skills (especially in relation to Indigenous families and communities) including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Demonstrated experience in working effectively with young people and their families within a strength based, trauma informed practice framework, and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated understanding, or exposure to Youth Justice and restorative justice practices including relevant legislation, policies and practices in relation to the role of Youth Support Practitioner in the following areas:
  • Youth Work
  • Youth Justice
  • Group Engagement and Facilitation / Youth Diversionary Activities
  • FLDM (family-led decision-making)
  • Mental Health
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Child Protection
  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team in the delivery and support of youth who are currently at risk and or on Youth Justice orders.
  2. Demonstrated time management skills, with ability to balance and prioritise various client engagement, administrative, case management and reporting requirements including use of various databases.


  • Qualifications and/or equal professional experience in social work, community services, youth work, with a focus on Youth Justice.
  • Blue Card
  • Drivers Licence.


This position offers a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2020.


  • Attractive salary packaging options up to $15,899 (annual limit) with meal entertainment card, and novated lease options
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment
  • Onsite parking and train line next door

How to Apply

Address your application to Deborah Keen, Team Leader – Youth Services. Your application must include a resume and a 2-page cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria as listed above.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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

To request a copy of the position description please email Joedie Clark on using

the subject line: Youth Justice Support Worker – FLDM.

Employment is conditional upon maintaining clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment. A Blue Card must be obtained prior to commencement.

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