Disability Youth Worker

Job type:
Support Services

Join Southern Cross Support Services and help to ensure that children and young people are offered a safe and stable environment to reach their goals!


Southern Cross Support Services (SCSS) is a leading Child Safety provider throughout QLD. Children, Youth & Family Services (CYF) are seeking dedicated Disability Support Workers who are eager to transition into the youth sector and make a difference in the lives of young people.

This role offers a unique chance to apply your transferable skills in a new and exciting setting, supporting, and empowering young individuals to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide compassionate and person-centred support to young people with diverse needs and abilities.
  • Foster a safe and nurturing environment contributing to growth and development.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to create tailored support plans and interventions.
  • Empower individuals to build essential life skills and promote independence.
  • Use daily routines to provide hands on training for life skills such as cooking, personal care and budgeting.

What we’re looking for:
  • Experience in disability support work or a related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine desire to make a difference.
  • Ability to adapt to the unique needs and challenges of young people.

CYF programs operate 24/7 which includes shift work (sleepovers, weekends, and possibly awake shifts).

Requirements prior to commencement:
  • Blue Card for Working with Children (currently hold or be eligible to apply for)
  • NDIS Worker Screening (currently hold or be eligible to apply for)
  • Child Safety and Personal History Screening Check (LCS2)
  • Hold or be willing to enrol into a Cert 4 or higher recognised qualification
  • Driver’s licence (P2 minimum)
  • Hope & Healing modules
  • Smartphone with internet access
  • CPR Certificate (willing to obtain)

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey where you can leverage your skills to empower young individuals, we want to hear from you!
Please note; the job title for this role once employed will be Residential Care Worker.

SCSS and our partner companies are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures are respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success.

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