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Careers in Child and Youth Services

There are few more important jobs in our community than caring for our most vulnerable children.

Possability cares for children and young people who have complex needs, such that they are not able to live with their families or foster carers.

We offer careers for people who want to turn around young lives and set them up for happy and productive lives.

Work with heart

This is not a clock-in, clock-out job. We want you to bring your whole person to work – your compassion and resilience, and also your sense of humour and creativity.

We welcome people with a variety of life experiences. You will be open to challenges, have a flexible approach and the ability to bounce back from adversity.

We are interested to know your skills and experience, but we also want to know about what you do for fun outside work – such as listening to music, going to the footy, speed racing, fishing, going to movies or cooking, etc. This is valuable as it helps us match your interests with those of the young people in our care.


Possability is a values-based organisation, which means that we seek employees who share our values ahead of qualifications. Qualifications and experience in relevant areas (e.g. disability, social work, psychology, youth work, childcare) are desirable, but not required. What we do require is a willingness to learn and gain qualifications on the job if you do not already have them.

What we offer

Possability currently has a number of positions for Child and Youth Support Workers available in Greater Hobart.

We offer:

  • Permanent positions
  • Competitive pay rates with penalties and salary packaging benefits
  • Professional development and training
  • Career pathways
  • A supportive workplace.

We are an Employer of Choice and have been recognised for being ‘a great place to work’.

We take seriously our responsibility to deliver a support environment that is caring, nurturing and safe. We are currently working towards accreditation in the Safeguarding Children Program with the Australian Childhood Foundation.

To apply

Before you consider submitting an application take a moment to review our values and the Position Description.

To be considered for these positions, you must submit an online application form by COB Thursday 7th December 2017. You must also be available 18 and 19 December 2017 to undertake paid training.

Please note that to complete the application form you will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job and your skills and experience. You will also need a Working with Vulnerable People card and a driver’s licence.

For more information email us at or call 6234 1522.