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Youth Advocacy

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Youth Advocacy

We employ Youth Advocates, aged 14 to 25, on a casual basis to support and inform QFCC projects, policies and outcomes. We also facilitate opportunities for Youth Advocates to provide advice to other government and non-government agencies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To express your interest in becoming a QFCC Youth Advocate, please complete the EOI form. This is a quick and easy way to let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Yes – young people over the age of 14 can apply. If you are under the age of 18 we need your parent or legal guardian to consent to your casual employment at the QFCC. We recommend you complete the EOI Form and a member of our Youth Participation team can talk to you about your options.

Yes, young people who are 24 are encouraged to apply. The definition of a young person in Queensland ends at 25, so we can work with you until your 26th birthday.

Youth Advocates work primarily with the QFCC’s Youth Participation team but will also work with other QFCC staff members, government departments, non-government organisations and stakeholders. Any work you participate in with will be facilitated by members of the Youth Participation team.

As a youth advocate you are a member of a large group of passionate young people from across Queensland who want to create change and advocate for the needs of young people. You will have the opportunity to learn from young people with different backgrounds and lived experiences through your work as a Youth Advocate.

The QFCC supports young people from all locations across Queensland and we provide hybrid and online youth participation opportunities so all you need is an internet connection to get involved.

Yes, we are proactively looking for young people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland. We offer a range of online and hybrid opportunities to amplify the voices of all young people in Queensland.

No, membership of the Youth Advisory Council is treated separately to being a Youth Advocate.

QFCC Youth Participation staff provide support to Youth Advocates including regular communications about opportunities, pre-briefing and post-briefings and any other reasonable adjustments as required. The QFCC Youth Participation team has trauma informed staff with processes in place to help support participation for young people from a variety of lived experience backgrounds.

If you have any specific needs we are happy to work with you to develop a solution that enables you to work with us and amplify the voices of young people.

Youth Advocates are paid at an AO3 casual rate. This is around $44/hour – this rate is subject to change.

Absolutely. We are happy to provide any reasonable adjustments that we can to enable participation.

Yes. We can provide a range of options for you to get involved and be a Youth Advocate.

Yes. Whilst some projects will involve group work, Youth Advocates choose the youth participation opportunities they would like to be involved in. As a Youth Advocate you are a casual employee and are expected to uphold our values on respect and inclusion during all youth participation work.   

We will send you a weekly communication to let you know what is happening and how you can get involved. Youth Advocates choice which participation opportunities they would like to be involved in based on the criteria our team sends out.

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This newsletter will include upcoming youth events and opportunities, updates from our Youth Advisory Council and information about the work that we are doing to advocate for children and young people throughout Queensland!