The Youth Support Coordinator (YSC) initiative is a statewide program funded by the Queensland Government aimed at supporting young people aged 14 to 17 years at risk of disengaging to move into and through the senior phase of schooling.
The YSC focuses on 14-17 year old young people who are at risk of not transitioning to further education, training or to work. This includes (but is not confined to) young people who:
are newly disengaged from education or training
are at risk of disengagement from education or training
are at risk of not making a transition to further education, training or employment
are subject to a pattern of suspension
have been or are at risk of being excluded
have had enrolment in the compulsory participation phase cancelled
have a record of truancy
Priority clients and issues will be determined by the Regional Director (Department of Education, Training & Employment DETE) through a collaborative process and may include young people at risk who are:
homeless or at risk of homelessness
on a youth justice order
on a child protection order
of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background
from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds such as refugees and/or humanitarian entrants
are pregnant and/or parenting.
The program is delivered in select high schools and DISCO currently provides support to Dalby State High School.
For more information on the program contact the YSC Officer at DISCO’s Dalby office on (07) 4662 2147.