The Silky Oaks Residential Program offers out-of-home care and support to children and young people who are in the care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.
The aim of the Residential Program is to provide out-of-home care for children who live apart from their families, with goals of maintaining family relationships and community ties. The program focuses on developing independent living skills to assist children and young people to live a full and meaningful life in the community.
Our goal is to create a warm, caring and therapeutic environment that supports each child and young person’s development. This includes personal growth, social skills, life skills, educational needs, training and employment opportunities, identity, behaviour management, community involvement, and family relationships.
Our residential programs are located in the Wynnum/Manly, Redlands, Moorooka and Logan areas.
One Place, part of our Residential Program, provides emergency overnight accommodation and support to young people under the care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, in the South East Region.
Support Offered at One Place includes:
Safe and secure accommodation, access to showers, food, washing facilities and emotional support
Advocacy for young person’s needs and supports
Linking to cultural and community connections
Assistance to build upon family and kin relationships
Life skills coaching
Assistance with transport to attend appointments
The Residential Program has a client-centred approach, seeing us work with each child and young person to help shape their time in care. The program operates from an outcomes-focused framework, which is guided by the Queensland Out-of-Home Care Outcomes framework.
Queensland Out-of-Home Care Outcomes Framework
SAFE & NURTURED
Cared for and nurtured in a stable environment
Sense of identity, belonging, and connection to culture, family, social networks and community
ACHIEVINGLearning and developing to full potential
Connection to healthy care services and healthy lifestyle choices
RESILIENTStrong social and interpersonal skills and feel confident to pursue life goals and manage challenges
Referral to the program must be made from the Department for a client subject to a child protection order.
Interested in joining our high-performing Residential Program as a Residential Support Worker? Take a look at our Employment page to find out how to register your interest with us. Please note, in Queensland, all residential care workers and their direct supervisors must hold minimum recognised qualifications to work in the sector. More information can be found here.