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Youth Support Co-ordinator

Youth Support Coordinator – Toni Akehurst

The role of the Youth Support Co-ordinator (YSC) is to provide support to at –risk students predominantly in year 10-12 to remain engaged with their education to enhance their opportunities for further education and sustainable future employment.

The YSC also works with years 7-10 facilitating programs to students around their personal well-being, self-confidence, self-esteem and other concerns that may arise.

The YSC can assist students with the following;

  • Referrals to out of school agencies and support services
  • One on one case management with yr. 12 students around QCE Attainment and attendance
  • Provide individual support when group work is not appropriate
  • Counselling and case management
  • Attendance follow up and home visits as required.
  • Support for independent students – tax file number, Medicare, Centrelink, housing, bank accounts and referrals as required.
  • Some financial assistance available for school requirements
  • Advocating and liaising with other services on behalf of student
  • Peer-support
  • Employability skills – resumes, cover letters, online applications and short courses to increase skills and knowledge.
  • Conduct home visits with studen​ts and their families
  • Breakfast Club (with other support staff)
  • Year 12 school levers packs – contacts and information for students after school.

Programs that the Youth Support Coordinator facilitates with-in the school are;

  • Drumbeats
  • Shine – Girls Program
  • Peer Skills Support
  • Girls with a purpose
  • The Plan – employability skills
  • Variation –senior students study support