Youth Insearch announces new social worker partnerships in regional Queensland

Youth intervention charity Youth Insearch has announced new partnerships with headspace Bundaberg and Dalby State High School, which will benefit at-risk youth in regional Queensland.

The partnerships include two new social worker roles, being filled by Adam Klimkiewicz in Bundaberg, and Samuel Weightman in Dalby.

Youth Insearch CEO Stephen Lewin said the placement of new social workers within the community would help young people who were struggling and ensure they received tailored care.

“We want to point young people from regional communities in the right direction, helping them identify what support services are available and how the Youth Insearch program can assist them during these difficult times,” Mr Lewin said.

Youth Insearch is the only Australian organisation dedicated to helping young people face trauma through peer group support, where young people help one another. Youth Insearch’s purpose is to empower young people to take control of their lives by giving them the opportunity and skills to develop their self-esteem and play a positive role in society.

Youth Insearch has found that when social workers assist young people in a single community, they are able to provide tailored support to each young person on a one-on-one basis and connect them with appropriate support services.

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation celebrates these two new social worker partnerships, which will support youth in the Dalby and Bundaberg regions and enable Youth Insearch to deliver even greater positive outcomes for young people in regional Queensland.

Youth Insearch team members in Dalby, Queensland. L-R: Chantelle Fogg, Youth Leader; Donna Ryan, Regional Coordinator -Darling Downs; Jennie Linton, Program Operations Manager; Samuel Weightman, Social Worker – Dalby. Photo credit: Youth Insearch.

Youth Insearch team members and supporters in Bundaberg, Queensland. L-R: David Trigg. Lions District Q4; Jennie Linton, Program Operations Manager; Dean Hyland, Centre Manager of headspace Bundaberg; Adam Klimkiewicz, Social Worker – Bundaberg; Shendal Taylor, Youth Support Coordinator – Bundaberg State High School. Photo credit: Youth Insearch.