The service is between a Support Co-ordinator and a Young Person for the purpose of reducing risk of harm and/or problem behaviours, and improving personal development. The program seeks to be culturally competent and meet the needs of Aboriginal Young People.
The objectives of the program are to help Young People to,
· Reduce risk factors/triggers and implement strategies to reduce the risk of future risk behaviours
· Build capabilities and protective strengths toward a good life
The target group for the Support Co-ordination Program are Young People 14-25 years of age who are,
· Part of/or exiting the justice and/or out-of-home-care systems
· At risk of harm from behaviours including substance abuse, offending, transience & homelessness, self-harm and suicide
The Support Co-ordinator is a case management specialist who has extensive experience working with Young People who are on statutory orders and have risk of harm and/or problem behaviours. The Support Co-ordinator is responsible for the,
· planning, leadership, organisation and control of the program
· implementation of the strategies that will help the Young Person
The Support Co-ordinator helps the Young Person to build capabilities and strengths toward personal development. The Support Co-ordinator supports the young person to develop mental toughness including,
· Confidence to make things happen
- Resilience to push past barriers
Young People with risk of harm or behaviours may be living alone, The Support Co-ordinator helps the Young Person to,
· Live independently and interface with the community
· Learn how to cope with the stressors of living alone
Crisis frequently occur for Young People who have risk of harm and/or problem. The Support Co-ordinator supports the Young Person to implement crisis management strategies. If the Young Person does not resolve the crisis, the Support Co-ordinator is available to intervene, and provide crisis support until the threat has ceased.
Once the Young Person has achieved their goals the Support Co-ordinator maintains contact with the Young Person and supports the Young Person as required.
The Support Co-ordination Program is accessed through plan funding for Young People who have National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans
Intensive Support provides additional services in partnership with,
· Department of Communities and Justice Caseworker Support Scheme including Supervised Contact, Supervised Transport and Daytime Respite
· Department of Communities and Justice Child and Family District Unit for Night-time Respite