A therapeutic group living programme staffed by a Manager, Senior Youth Worker, a Youth Worker Team and a Property Maintenance Worker.
Located on a five-acre property in the northern Perth suburb of Landsdale. Landsdale House is convenient to public transport, shopping centres and community resources.
Landsdale House provides residents with their own lockable bedrooms. The male and female wings of the house are separated by a central communal living area, which is used for dining, recreation, relaxation and group work.
There is a strong emphasis at Landsdale House towards stabilisation of behaviours, establishing regular attendance at an approved day programme and development of independent living skills. Young people are also encouraged to develop networks in the community through youth groups, sporting and recreation activities.
- Provides medium to long-term care (minimum three months) for up to eight adolescents, male and female, aged between 12 and 16 years.
- Has a philosophy of care based on non-punitive methods, utilising group processes and peer influence to affect behaviour change rather than structured behaviour modification techniques.
- Requires that young people resident in the programme are actively involved in a day programme. Youth of compulsory school age must attend school or an alternative education programme.
- Is unable to accept a young person without the sanction of a Case Manager from the Department for Child Protection.
- Is a voluntary programme. Young people will not be accepted on the basis of a court order.
- Operates a structured therapeutic programme including:
a) Life skills, social skills and personal health development.
b) Homework and education support, including numeracy and literacy skills.
c) Work experience and job search training.
d) Recreation, leisure and cultural activities.
e) Camping trips and wilderness experiences.
f) House meetings.
g) Strong emphasis upon improved family relationships and re-unification where possible.
CRISIS OR RESPITE CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
REFERRALS FOR ADMISSION ARE MADE VIA THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION
All applications must have DCP approval of placement. District Offices submit applications through DCP Agency Placement Officers.
The assessment process may take up to three weeks for completion. It is essential that a thorough assessment process be undertaken to ensure the placement is suitable and therefore increasing the likelihood of the placement continuing for up to 12 months or longer. Inappropriate placements are damaging to the young person and extremely time consuming for the referring agent who is required to recommence a new procedure.
For further information or enquiries contact:
The Salvation Army - Crossroads West
(Landsdale House) Administration Office
Level 3, 333 William Street
NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9328 1600