Join our team of community visitors
Community Visitors conduct regular visits and look into the standards of services being provided to adults with impaired capacity living in visitable sites, and children and young people in a foster home, the home of a kinship carer, a residential care facility, a youth detention or adult correctional centre, disability service or mental health facility.
Queensland's program covers about 1.7 million square kilometres, with 122 community visitors working across 13 zones, one of the most comprehensive systems in Australia.
To be a community visitor, you must have excellent problem solving skills with an understanding of, and commitment to engaging with and ensuring that the concerns, views and wishes of vulnerable children and adults are listened to and seriously considered. You need good communication, the ability to complete accurate records on customised databases, self-directed and the ability work in a team.
The role requires out-of-business-hours work, you will need your own vehicle and access to a personal computer, scanner and printer at home. Benefits include an excellent hourly rate and flexible working hours.
Want to know more about what it's like to be a community visitor? Check out our Q&A with one of our Community Visitors, and a 'day in the life' of our child Community Visitors and adult Community Visitors.
Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
All current Community Visitor vacancies are advertised on SmartJobs.
Expressions of interest
The Office of the Public Guardian is accepting expressions of interest in the Community Visitor role from across the state. Your expression of interest is current for 12 months, and may be considered for Community Visitor roles within your area during this time.
To submit an expression of interest, please provide the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your current resume;
- A statement (2 pages maximum), including examples, outlining your suitability for the role under “How you will be assessed” in the role description.
Prior to submitting your expression of interest, please ensure you have read and understand the documents available below.