Education Engagement

ICYS has delivered Education and Support to schools within the Ipswich and surrounding regions since 1997, supporting young people most at risk of disengaging (and those who are newly disengaged) from formal education to address barriers to engagement. Youth Support Coordinators provide regular on-site service delivery within designated educational institutions in addition to providing outreach to students and their communities through individual case management, group work and community projects.
ICYS also provides guidance and information to young people between 12 and 25 around alternative schooling and training options. If you would like more information regarding this service, please contact us


Youth Support Coordinator (YSC) Program

Supports students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are at risk of disengaging from school to address barriers to engagement (school based barriers or external social emotional barriers) and/or to assist with transition to further education/training and employment.

ICYS YSC’s are based in 5 local State High Schools:

  • Ipswich SHS – 4 days/week
  • Redbank Plains SHS – 4.5 days/week
  • Woodcrest State College – 2 days/week
  • Springfield Central SHS – 1 day/week
  • Centenary SHS – 1 day/week

YSC’s can assist with linking to services within or external to the school to assist young people address their barriers to engagement.

YSC’s can transport young people to external appointments, conduct home visits and advocate for the student.


Student Welfare Worker Program

Funded through the National School Chaplaincy & Student Welfare Program to work in schools to complement their existing student welfare teams.

ICYS Student Welfare Workers are based in 2 local schools:

  • Goodna Special School – 3 days/week
  • Ipswich West State School – 3 days/week