Child Safety

RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICE

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 Child Safety Services. A team of carers provide day to day care for up to four young people in a group home.

The service has a strong focus on:

Supporting the development of each child or young person
Assisting children and young people to develop stronger relationships with family, peers and other social networks
Supporting the child or young person to achieve their goals including education and career goals
Assisting young people to transition to adulthood and independence
Get in touch

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

T: 0439 521 480 or 1300 679 849
E: childsafety@youturn.org.au

This program is based in the Sunshine Coast
Funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

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”

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.

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