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Residential Out of Home Care

YCSS Residential Care provides trauma informed out of home care to individuals, co-tenancy arrangements or small group care specialising in sibling groups.  Our residential Care Teams are experienced and qualified Care Facilitators who deliver direct care at a premises leased or owned for the purpose of caring primarily for children and young people having been assessed complex or extreme complex needs. Our care teams are carefully selected and matched specifically to each young person to support their individual needs and help them reach their full potential.

Out of Home Care – Long Term Right on Track Program

Long Term Placement options for young people needing out of home care services.  The right on Track program provides a therapeutic model of Care to promote stabilisation, healing and recovery and future pathways. Progressive Case Management, multidisciplinary team approach and clinical support services provides a strengths-based program designed to nurture the young person and empower them to achieve positive outcomes and reduce risk. The YCSS Phased Therapeutic Placement Model and Hope and Healing Framework are incorporated into trauma informed care with a view to healing from trauma is an individual process and programs need to be flexible to meet the needs of each young person.

Emergency Placement – Short Term Says

Placement options for young people are available to Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. Short term stays options available.  Progressive Case Management & safety planning commences from day 1 of all placements. The YCSS Phased Therapeutic Placement (PTP) is a dynamic and innovative model that is identified and flexibly prescribed by its five (5) Phases of therapeutic and practice support to assist the young person and or persons to work through a planned approach utilising differing interventions tailored to the needs of the young person and their families at the time.

Respite Stay Options – Foster, Kin Ship & Family of origin

YCSS offer respite stays for young people with the support of a skilled Care Facilitator, respite stays provide opportunity for behaviour support, skill development and an opportunity to reset.  Ongoing support can be provided through our KKAT Program.

Pre SILs – Pre-Semi Independent Living program

Offering step down support services to allow young people to explore opportunities, create new experiences and challenge barriers to independence in a safe and supported environment.  Young People are pivotal in the decision making about their future and provided with the support they need when they need it.  YCSS offer a tailored package of support to assist each young person in their individual journey to adulthood.

Our Residentials

Core elements of our Residential Care are:

  • A clear child-focused system that aims to deliver nurturing and healing care for traumatised young people, responsive to the assessed needs of individuals.
  • Ensuring participation of young people in shaping their care and future needs.
  • Comprehensive collaborative assessments, journey planning, positive behaviour support management; life skill development and clear transition planning, care planning and positive intervention strategies.
  • Skilled, trained and supported employees who are professionally developed through regular training, supervision and sound agency governance.
  • Support for kinship, cultural and community connections and placements for children and young people who are Indigenous and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by trained, culturally appropriate and skilled professionals.
  • A Trauma Informed approach to care and access to therapeutic support for all children and young people.
  • Incorporating Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) practice into daily routines and overall approach.
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