Our people are at the core of the work we do and the difference we make to the lives of others. Our team members are passionate about ensuring our young people receive individualised support and are skilled at listening to understand, building trusting relationships and creating spaces free of judgement.


Our workforce

Our recruitment processes are centred on ensuring new team members are a cultural fit with our organisation, their prospective teams, and align with our overarching mission, vision and values.

Employee Agreements

Our workforce is covered predominantly under the Social Community Homecare and Disability Services Award (SCHADS) and Health Professionals and Support Services (HPSS) Award and governed by the National Employment Standards (NES) to ensure parity consistency across the programs and regions we operate in.

Blue Cards and Licensed Care Services checks

All our employees, students, volunteers and board members are required to have a positive Blue Card issued and a Licensed Care Services check. We closely monitor this compliance requirement to ensure these checks do not expire. Blue Cards need to be renewed every three years, and Licensed Care Services checks need to be renewed every two years.

The Blue Card check is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people in Queensland.

Training and Development

We are continually developing our team members and offering training and professional development opportunities not only through a range of focus area training workshops, but also through our Employee Development Program to ensure we have a highly skilled workforce, who can provide optimal care, support and guidance to those we help.

To facilitate this, we encourage our team members to identify areas for development, future career aspirations and training opportunities.

Employee Benefits

The emotional and physical wellbeing of Our People is incredibly important to us.

Our Employee Benefits & Wellbeing  program aims to provide a range of supports and initiatives to foster personal wellbeing and to also bring some fun into our workforce.

It includes special offers from businesses in our communities across:

  • Health and fitness (discounted gym memberships and yoga classes)
  • Financial offers and supports (salary sacrificing, purchased leave, banking deals)
  • Travel and accommodation (travel club offering a range of great travel deals)
  • PAW-ternity Leave, (for those who have animals/pets in their household) and
  • More

For more information and for businesses in our communities to donate to our Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Program please contact Mel on:

T: 07 5442 4277

E: hr@youturn.org.au

Current vacancies

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Communicate, Consult, and Collaborate

Youturn recruits intrinsically motivated employees dedicated to finding the best outcome for the people in our care. Our team members make a real and sustainable difference in the communities in which we operate, and this is what drives us. Sharing wins and supporting one another on the journey is key.

We communicate, consult, and collaborate with our teams. Youturn understands that our differences make for creativity and great things come from the power of collaboration.

Strong, happy, and healthy people equate to a productive, engaged workforce.”

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Taking care of Our Workforce

Youturn believes the emotional and physical wellbeing of our employees is paramount.  Our wellness partner Benestar provides 24/7 confidential support to all our staff, in addition to a huge amount of helpful information available to support with the daily stressors of life (particularly in COVID).

In particular our frontline child protection workers often face complex, highly stressful, emotionally and psychologically taxing situations and, at times this can result in exposure to trauma and aggressive behaviour from at-risk children and their families. Youturn’s Child Safety team is proactive in developing organisational strategies to foster the wellbeing of our frontline child protection workforce to help them navigate the stressors and manage, as well as prioritise their wellbeing and self-care.

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Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

StandBy Support after Suicide is a program of Youturn Limited

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