The Community First Step Youth Team is made up of passionate and hardworking social workers, youth workers and volunteers. We are committed to ensuring every young person gets to be heard, supported, advocated for and encouraged.
Our team has a wide range of skills where we are able to understand and adapt to the needs of the young people in our area.
We offer a vast range of programs, recreational activities, educational activities, case management and client support that includes:
For at risk, disengaged and newly migrated teens from trauma backgrounds that provide free access to:
State of the art sporting facilities
Access to other services such as Legal Aid
One on one case management and support
Specialised supports groups and support programs:
QUNITE (LGBTQIA Support Group for 14-17 year olds)
Girls Support Group
Work and Development Orders
Youth Justice Conferences
Employment Skills Support
Various programs in schools:
These can be tailored to the specific cohort.
RAGE (Renegotiating Angry and Guilty Emotions
GRASP (Group for Raising Awareness of Suicide and Prevention)
School Suspension Program
“This group has helped me with my identity and finding that I shouldn’t be ashamed of who I am, truly… I have found myself as a person and am no longer confused about my identity – Ready to step forward and start making a change for myself.”
“We have been incredibly happy with the workshops you have provided us this year. Students have learnt a great deal on important social and wellbeing issues they will be and are currently dealing with as young adults”
Teacher Feedback regarding Girls Group
“Jess isn’t just a youth worker but someone with good legal advice and very focused and she shows up to your event such as me having court and she shows up for me sits in my meetings with my lawyer and gives her input and ways to help and she’ll do it again, if needed, always wants to find out where you are and just making sure you are out of trouble lastly the care she has for kids, any kid could need your help and she’ll help you”
Youth at Risk - Early Intervention and Prevention Participant