Child Safety

RESIDENTIAL CARE
(Out of Home Care)

12 – 17 YEARS

Residential Care is placement based care provided to a child or young person in need of care and protection as determined by the Queensland Government Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.  All referrals for this service come directly from the Queensland Government Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.  This model of out of home care involves a dedicated and skilled team of carers who provide therapeutic care to children a young people in a group home setting.

The service has a strong focus on:

Supporting children and young people to heal from trauma through safety, connection and teaching health coping skills
Increasing a sense of safety for children and young people and assist with building healthy and trusting relationships with family, adults, peers and social networks
Helping to develop children and young people’s life skills, including cooking and budgeting along with how to access public transport and introducing new skills to increase their capacity to self-care
Support children and young people to engage in education, training, employment and, where needed, formal and informal therapies
Get in touch

To find out more, donate and support our work please contact us on:

T:  1300 679 849
E: reception@youturn.org.au

This program is based in the Sunshine Coast
Funded by the Queensland Government Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services

Working in Child Safety across the Sunshine Coast
Caring and Connecting: Kelly

Working in Child Safety across the Sunshine Coast takes a certain kind of person, among other things being a morning person certainly helps Kelly get a head-start on her day.

“My day starts early with my mental to-do lists well underway for the day ahead.

“When I start work, I’ll catch up on important emails from overnight and then start checking in with the Youth Workers at each of our houses. I’ll ask how their night shift was, how each of the young people are, and any needs they have for the day ahead” says Kelly.

As Service Lead Kelly works in a high paced state of critical thinking and juggling priorities, from liaising with external agencies to managing internal staffing needs.

A large component of the role is managing her team, including the rostering of 24/7 shifts across the three houses to holding team meetings and supporting individual’s development.

“Running 24/7 Residential services, it is important to prioritise self-care and personal awareness across my staff, so we can deliver a caring and therapeutic program for our young people.

“It’s what gets you through the crazier days and allows us to always remain smiling and have time for others.

“Knowing that I have done the best job I can possibly do allows me to go home each day comfortably knowing that my staff are well supported and equipped to provide the best level of care possible”

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.

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Youturn supports young and vulnerable people of all ages across Australia, committed to ensuring that they have access to secure and affordable housing, and enjoy optimal mental wellbeing.

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.

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