Urgent Help
IS THIS AN EMERGENCY? Are you or others in danger? Do you need an ambulance or the police? 24 HOURS
Lifeline 24 hour phone line for crisis support and suicide prevention. 24 HOURS
13YARN 24 hour crisis phone line support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 24 HOURS

Work with us

We’re a team of volunteers and staff working together to create a community where all young people are valued, included and have every opportunity to thrive.

About YSAS

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is one of Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is (and committed to being) a Child Safe organisation have a zero-tolerance policy on child abuse. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) registration and undergo a National Police Check.

YSAS aims to promote employment equality, diversity and inclusion for those of all ages, colours, races, ethnic or national origins, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, physical impairment, disability and religious beliefs and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

YSAS recognises, respects, promotes and celebrates the value of diversity, adopts inclusive policies and strategies, and aims to have diversity within the YSAS workforce in line with the communities that it works with. YSAS strives to be an equal opportunity employer.

Working for YSAS

We love what we do and we will enable you to be the best you can be. We will surround you with like-minded passionate peers that share the common goal of giving our young people the best chance at life. We’ll support you with ongoing training and harness your passion.

Benefits of working at YSAS

We have a supportive team and we know supporting our young people requires evolving skills. That is why we will provide constant training and opportunities to work within our numerous programs. And if our internal training sessions or externally provided ones weren’t enough, then we have generous study leave options as well. There are always opportunities to grow and develop new skills.

We also offer generous leave options including the option for you to buy more! This is all on top of a generous remuneration package including the option for you to salary package potentially meaning more dollars in the pocket. And as a YSAS employee, you can also access our free and confidential EAP counselling program.

Best of all we have great people that share the same vision and want to make a difference. We’ll celebrate your achievements and let the team know about it. So, if that sounds like what you want then we’d be lucky to have you!

Current vacancies

Residential Youth Worker

Positions available across Fitzroy, Geelong and Birribi sites

  • Casual hours per fortnight
  • Remuneration SCHCADS level 3 or 4 dependent on qualifications and experience + 11% Employer superannuation
  • Generous Salary Packaging
The purpose of the Residential Youth AOD Worker role is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team assisting with vulnerable young people in need of support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a Residential Youth AOD Worker you will be required to work a 24 hour roster which includes day, evening and night shifts.
Applications close TBC

Sione’s story

Sometimes the best candidate for the job isn’t the person with the longest list of qualifications or the most technical experience – they’re the person with the most time spent at the coalface, who understands the task from personal experience, rather than a textbook.