The afternoon concludes with a bus drop off for Young People after which staff return to reflect on the day and catch up with administration duties or Young People support follow ups.
Outreach and Bridge Programs
St Joseph’s Flexi offers specialised support through two outreach programs specifically designed to cater for the high support needs of Young People who have had involvement in the Youth Justice System, or are currently experiencing ongoing involvement.
The Bridge program is available for a small group of male students and is mainly delivered off site by a Teacher and Youth Worker working collaboratively with the Young People. The mobile program provides the Young People with opportunities to focus on their wellbeing by sharing their stories, experiences and strategies for avoiding conflict and developing some positive goals. Students on the Bridge program are encouraged to attend the Flexi once they have reached a stage where they feel comfortable following a more structured daily routine and agree to operate safely with larger groups of Young People on site.
A similar offering is available for female students which also operates as a mobile, offsite program for young ladies who find it difficult to operate in confined spaces or among larger groups of students. The girls’ Outreach program has its own dedicated classroom space at the flexi that allows for more structured learning activities and use of computer resources.