A residential group living programme staffed by a Manager, Senior Youth Worker, and Youth Worker team.
Located in the Perth suburb of Mirrabooka, within easy reach of essential facilities such as public transport, shopping centres, offices of various government departments and community resources.
Oasis House has the capacity for all residents to have their own bedroom. Two separate wings of the building meet in a central communal living area which is used for dining, recreation, relaxation and group work.
There is a strong emphasis at Oasis House towards independent living skills and young people are encouraged to develop networks within the broader community.
- Provides medium to long care (minimum three months) for up to six adolescents, male and female aged between 14 and 17 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 are willing to be involved in an approved day programme (e.g. work, training course, school, etc.)
- Is a voluntary programme based on the young person accepting the opportunity for change and developing self responsibility. Youth will not be accepted for placement on the basis of a court order.
- Operates a structured programme which includes:
a) Life skills
b) Education support
c) Some recreation and leisure activities
d) Camping trips
e) House meetings
CRISIS OR RESPITE CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
REFERRALS FOR ADMISSION ARE GENERALLY MADE VIA THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY SUPPORT
All applications must have DCPFS approval of placement. DCPFS placement officer sends applications to the department's Agency Placement Officer
On vacancy becoming available the application is sent to Oasis House for assessment. The assessment process may take up to three weeks for completion.
It is essential that if we are to seriously consider applicants remaining in the programme for up to 12 months or longer, that we are all assured (to the best of our ability) that the placement is a suitable one.
The initial assessment process for an applicant/referring agent may seem lengthy, however, this process needs to be comprehensive so the best quality individual service is provided and longevity of the placement is ensured. 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 Inquiries contact:
The Salvation Army - Crossroads West
(Oasis House) Administration Office
Level 3, 333 William Street
NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9328 1600