Youth support co-ordinators (YSC) are employed by Wesley Mission Brisbane (on behalf of the State Government) to work in high schools and provide welfare related services to young people. They do this by way of case management, and the development of group work programs.
The role of a state school Youth Support Coordinator (YSC) is to provide support to at-risk students in Years 10 to 12 to remain engaged with their education to enhance their opportunities for further education and sustainable future employment. The role of the YSC will reflect the specific needs of the school and can assist with:
- refer at-risk students to appropriate agencies and support services that will assist students to overcome barriers to education and training: and
- provide individual support, case management and, where appropriate, group support to students to maximise their engagement with education and training.
- Students living independently (This includes living with family members other than parents, living with a friend’s family, or living in supported housing.)
- Experiencing family and/or personal crisis that is affecting their capacity to remain at school.
Students can see the Youth Support Coordinator to discuss:
- peer pressure
- self esteem
- problems with friends
- grief and loss
- family breakup/separation
- family conflict
- and much more
The Youth support co-ordinator is located in the school - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Referrals are directly to the Youth support co-ordinator.