Community Services

JSW Training & Community Services offers a diverse range of programs that service our greater community.
Please click on the tabs for further information about youth, indigenous and community programs.

JSW champions and supports children and young people in the South West via our training, mentoring, social and wellbeing, life skills and career development programs.

We provide integrated seamless support to young people as they respond to the challenges of young adulthood and explore their career aspirations and options. Our commitment to supporting young people is evident in the scope and diversity of our programs which include;

  • Programs in schools delivering career guidance and job search skills
  • Programs for school aged students not engaged in education, employment or training
  • Tailored accredited training programs are designed to engage young people in learning.
  • They are delivered in an offsite environment by qualified trainers and experienced youth workers.

Our staff are highly experienced in working with young people and their support networks including; parents, guardians, schools, employers and specialist agencies.

Peel Support Program is a personal support & counselling for young people 12-18 years of age living in the Mandurah and Peel region.

The Peel Support Program aims to provide young people with support & counselling to overcome life issues or circumstances that cause concern or prevent young people from moving forward, making decision, achieving goals & being the best they can be.

The Peel Support Program tailors support to meet the individual needs of young people. Support or counselling can be provided to address a range of different issues or assistance can be provided to source addition or specialised support from external providers.

For more information or to make a referral to program please contact Lorelle Jefferd (JSW Senior Youth Worker) on 0473 398 313 or lorellej@jsw.org.au

 

Youth South West (YSW) is a personal support & counselling program for young people 12-18 years of age living in Bunbury & surrounding areas; Busselton & Margaret River.

YSW aims to provide young people with support & counselling to overcome life issues or circumstances that cause concern or prevent young people from moving forward, making decisions, achieving goals & being the best they can be.
YSW tailors support to meet the individual needs of young people. Support or counselling can be provided to address a range of different issues or assistance can be provided to source additional or specialized support from external service providers.

For more information or to make a referral to program please contact Kristy Zabaznow (JSW Senior Social Worker) on 0447 916 905 or kristy@jsw.org.au

Youth South West Warren Blackwood (YSWWB) is a personal support & counselling program for young people 12-18 years of age living in Manjimup & Warren Blackwood.

YSWWB aims to provide young people with support & counselling to overcome life issues or circumstances that cause concern or prevent young people from moving forward, making decisions, achieving goals & being the best they can be.
YSWWB tailors support to meet the individual needs of young people. Support or counselling can be provided to address a range of different issues or assistance can be provided to source additional or specialized support from external service providers.

For more information or to make a referral to program please contact Kathleen Bell (JSW Social Worker) on 0456 406 435 or kathleenb@jsw.org.au

THRIVE

Get the skills to thrive, including:

  • self confidence
  • ability to work with others
  • how to plan and participate in team meetings
  • how to talk and listen effectively
  • how to identify the rights and responsibilities of yourself and others
  • time management

You will complete a Community Project based around something you really like doing. It could be art, digital media, sport…. you get to choose!
The course will be delivered from the Peel Health Hub, where there are a range of other supportive services available to improve mental, social and physical health. The Health Hub is also conveniently located close to public transport – it’s a great place to learn and has a cool coffee van!

For more information or to make a referral to program please contact Angela Ansell (JSW Community Services Manager) on 0448 276 128  or angelaa@jsw.org.au

Stepping Forward is a fun filled, free adventure program for young people 12 – 18 years of age. It includes camps, family fun days and exciting, challenging activities.
Young people will be guided by a team of professionals through physical, emotional, social and mental challenges that will focus on building self esteem and finding personal strengths.

DEVELOP: teamwork, leadership, communication, problem solving
BUILD: resilience, perseverance, self esteem, confidence to overcome adversity
ENCOURAGE: respect for self, others & environment

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Camping – Caving – Hiking – Rope courses – Rock wall climbing – Canoeing – Cycling – Cooking – Orienteering – Scavenger Hunt and other Team Building Exercises

Funded by WAPOL & JSW Training & Community Services. The program runs until 20th May 2020.

For more information or to make a referral to program please contact Angela Ansell (JSW Community Services Manager) on 0448 276 128  or angelaa@jsw.org.au