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Areas of Work

City Play

(Including Zillmere Festival, Nature Play and Pop up Play Bus)

Zillmere Festival

The Annual Zillmere Festival ‘One Place Many Cultures’ celebrates the cultural diversity of Brisbane’s Northside. Since it’s inception in 2002 the Zillmere Festival has become a vibrant and diverse multicultural festival. The festival welcomes community groups from Zillmere and surrounding north Brisbane suburbs and provides an opportunity for the whole community to come together to connect and celebrate.

Nature Play

Jabiru offers three Nature Play adventures during school holidays. These adventures include the options to participate in 3 days of Bush Skills, Exploring Nature or Beach Fun. Children can play in structured and unstructured outdoor play activities so it becomes a normal part of every child’s life, so that they can develop into resilient, healthy and creative members of the community.

Pop up Play Bus

The Pop up Play Bus is a mobile play bus for 0 – 8 year olds. We offer a menu of fun activities focusing with in Jabiru’s own Communities for Kids Framework. The Play bus visits community events, primary schools, OHSC sites.

Park Play

Employment and Training Work

(including Skilling Queensland for Work)

Jabiru’s Employment & Training Program

Jabiru’s Employment & Training Programs are run in partnership with the Department of Employment, Small Business & Training (DESBT) – Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

Jabiru is currently running Positive Options Get Set for Work, as a personal support and employment preparation program for young people aged 15-19 who have exited school and are seeking further training and employment pathways. The program supports young people to increase their capacity with skills to secure and access education, training and employment outcomes. GSFW offers:

  • job and general life skills preparation
  • self-awareness training
  • assisting participants to access further training, education and employment options

Service location eligibility: North Brisbane.

For further information and referral options please contact us at our Jabiru Employment and Training Office.

Support for Children and Families

The Integrated Early Years’ Service

The Integrated Early Years’ Service funded by Department of Education provides advocacy, counselling, family support, case management and referrals to relevant services. The service aims to support families with children (0-8) to develop positive nurturing relationships with their children; locate and access additional social support services when needed; and support their children to participate in pre-formal and formal schooling. The Integrated Early Years’ Service aims to; or do we add activities as per below for PELD

  • increase parent/carer awareness of and engagement with their child’s development;
  • increase parental capabilities;
  • promote healthy and happy children; and
  • increase connection and access to the right services at the right time for parents/carers and their children.

Service Area Location: Zillmere, Taigum and surrounding areas

Pathways to Early Learning and Development (PELD)

Pathways to Early Learning and Development (PELD) is funded by Department of Education. The PELD funding provides Jabiru with the opportunity to implement early intervention programs with parents/carers and their child/ren under five years. PELD is a dual role model with an Early Years Educator and Social Worker. The funding supports parents/carers to achieve better developmental outcomes for their child/children. PELD aims to promote and protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all children and their families in their homes and communities, with a focus on those who may be vulnerable and/or at risk. Activities include;

  • Supported Playgroups
  • Home visits
  • Early Learning support
  • Facilitated workshops for parents e.g nutrition and wellbeing programs
  • Supported access to health specialists
  • Support transition to early childhood education, care services and formal schooling.

Geographic: Brisbane North

Targeted Family Support

Targeted Family Support is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. The program provides support and education to vulnerable children, young people (unborn to 18) and their families. It seeks to improve the wellbeing and safety of children, young people and their families; build the capacity of families to care for and protect their children; and prevent entry or re-entry into the statutory child protection system. Programs include:

  • Targeted Parenting Programs
  • Community Events including Zillmere Festival

Service location eligibility: Zillmere, Taigum and surrounding areas

For further information and referral options please contact us at our Jabiru Families Office.

Support for Young People

Youth Support Service

Youth Support Service is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women to deliver access and support services to young people with multiple and complex needs to receive effective, coordinated and holistic responses through case management.

Target group: aged 8-21 years living in North Brisbane who are at risk of:

  • Disconnecting from their family/community or support networks
  • Disengaging from school, training and/or employment
  • Harm, including self-harm

Service location eligibility: ABS Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2s) Aspley, Bald Hills, Boondall, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Brisbane Airport, Carseldine, Chermside, Chermside West, Deagon, Eagle Farm, Pinkenba, Everton Park, Geebung, Kedron, Gordon Park, Keperra, McDowall, Northgate, Virginia, Nudgee, Banyo, Nundah, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Taigum, Fitzgibbon and Wavell Heights

Jabiru Fee for Service Youth Support Coordinator and School Welfare Work

Jabiru Communities Team provides Youth Support Coordinator support in metropolitan schools. The YSCs also complement other school support services in the school and work collaboratively with school guidance officers and chaplains.

The YSCs are focused on;

  • supporting retention and attainment of young people in years 10 to 12 who have disengaged or who are at risk of disengaging from education

The Jabiru Communities Team provides Student Welfare Support at Brisbane metropolitan schools and schools in the Gympie region. Student welfare services are optional and provide students and staff with

  • social, emotional and spiritual support,
  • provide an additional adult role model in the school
  • and enhance engagement with the broader community including parents

Jabiru Community, Youth and Children’s Services are an accredited Australian Employing Authority (AEA).

For further information on support programs for young people, and referral options or contracting a Jabiru YSC or SWW please contact us at our Jabiru Young People’s Office.

Community Building

Advice, information, referral and support for households with children 0-8 in Taigum, Zillmere and surrounding suburbs. We focus on the transition of children to primary school and connection of families to school communities and playgroups. Also workshops for promoting children’s increased connection to community and increasing children’s confidence and resilience.

Responsive group workshops and information service responding to children, young people and families. Information and narrative support service and advice for households to improve safety and support in our communities for young people and children.

Want to learn more about our communities team? Contact us. Our friendly team are happy to help.