FAMILY SUPPORT

The family support worker works with Indigenous families who have children aged 0-8 years old. 

The role of the Ipswich Children and Family Centre Family Support Worker is to provide a culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Parents or Family members who have or are caring for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-8 years and who reside in the Ipswich/West Moreton region.

The Children and Family Centre Family Support Worker provides support by:

- Parenting Programs

-Circle of security - is an 8-week, Relationship Based Parenting Program

-Referring and linking families to services, agencies, and organisations

-Increasing the knowledge of Parents and families of various services, agencies and programs throughout the Ipswich and

West Moreton region

-Assisting clients with gaining access to other relevant services and programs such as:

INTERNAL REFERRALS

  • Health Checks
  • Child Well being
  • Paediatric Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech
  • Counselling
  • Dental Service
  • Parenting Skills/Programs
  • Educational Support
  • Case Management Plans

EXTERNAL REFERRALS
  • Domestic Violence
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Domestic and Family Violent
  • Parenting Skills/Programs
  • Food Relief
  • Educational Support
  • Budgeting

CLIENT RIGHTS:
  • Clients have the right to an individual service
  • The right to have everything discussed kept private and confidential
  • To decide if information about you can be shared with others
  • The right to freedom from abuse, intimidation, exploitation or discrimination
  • The right to use an advocate
  • The right to complain if you are unhappy with the service or your worker
  • The right to withdraw from Family Support and to have help accessing other services
  • The responsibility to treat staff with respect at all times

For further information contact

Family Support Worker
Ipswich Children and Family Centre
(07) 3810 3000.