Early Intervention officer

Job type: Member Organisation Job

Yulu-Burri-Ba is currently seeking a highly motivated Early Intervention Officer in our Family Wellbeing team!

Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation based throughout the Bayside area. We are responsible for providing safe, friendly, confidential and culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in line with community needs and consistent with relevant National standards and State health frameworks, models and directions.

It is a genuine occupational requirement, under Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, Section 25 that this role be filled by a person who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Please note:  To be considered for and appointed to any position at Yulu-Burri-Ba, you must: have a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Paid Blue Card)


Role Functions

The Early Intervention Officer will be the first contact point for families accessing Family Wellbeing Service. The Early Intervention Officer will assess the needs of the family and triage the referral to appropriate services either within YBB or external services.  The role requires the management of clients on the waitlist via effective engagement, screening, assess priority and provide brief intervention. The Early Intervention Officer works as part of a multidisciplinary team, including general practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologist, family support workers, Aboriginal Liaison officers and support staff.

The Early Intervention Officer will:

  •         Be the frontline service and the first point of contact for the Family Wellbeing Service.
  •         Triage referrals received by the Family Wellbeing Service and ensure that all the relevant paperwork is completed and uploaded onto the database.
  •          Provide Early Intervention support to families by effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions, and coordinate care for families that contact or referred to family services at YBB.
  •          Skilled in assessing the family’s needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risk.
  • Communicate with Child Safety Regional Intake Team regarding referrals and waitlist. 

Skills and Knowledge:

·         The ability and experience to undertake intake and screening activities, including comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine family support needs, and to assist clients to access appropriate services.
·         The ability and experience to conduct risk assessments, including DV, child safety and suicide
·         The ability and experience to be able to deliver brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning via telephone
·         Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment, coordinating client care.
·         A sound understanding of the effects of intergenerational trauma on family and relationships
·         Demonstrated ability to record accurate and consistent case notes
·         Ability to work well within a team environment
·         Exceptional organisational skills.

Qualification and/or Experience:

·         Certificate IV qualification or higher in Community Services, Counselling, Social Work/Human Services/Behavioural Science /Psychology/Criminology/Allied Health/Occupational Therapy/Sociology/Public Health or relevant field.


·         Previous experience in a family support and or advocacy role.

Additional Essential Requirements:

  • Requirement to travel across all program locations.
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers’ licence valid in Queensland
  • Satisfactory current criminal history check or willingness to obtain at own cost 
  • Flexibility to work outside core 8:30am-5pm business hours in meeting individual client needs and provide responsive care.
  • Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card)
  • Proof of Immunisation status 
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
  • current first aid certificate 

For further information:

Email – HR@ybb.com.au

To apply:

Please apply via SEEK with a one-page covering letter advising why you are the best person for the role and a copy of your current resume.

Applications close: COB Friday 23rd February 2024

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Job CategoryChild and family practice/domestic and family violence


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