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Integrated Family Support Service

The West Coast Council in alliance with Mission Australia provides West Coast residents with a Community Service known as IFSS- “Integrated Family Support Service”.  IFSS supports families with children in many areas and provides a private, confidential, friendly and caring, flexible support service. Support Workers can provide support and help develop skills in many areas including:                   

  • family Relationships
  • children’s Behaviour
  • household Tasks, e.g. Budgeting
  • provide links/referrals to Emergency Assistance
  • assistance in attending appointments
  • providing information for Services available in the area
  • linking clients to needed services available to them
  • one on one case management

Case Management & Clients:

  • visits conducted in mutually agreed locations
  • clients treated with respect and dignity
  • clients acknowledged as individuals
  • encouragement for clients in all decision making

Participation in IFSS - Clients can be referred in many ways:

  • Doctor
  • Child Health Nurse
  • School Principals
  • Police
  • Child Protection
  • Self-Referral

A useful tool to find out what services are available in your area is Find Help Tas - simply enter your location and the type of service you're after.

Helen Buettel

Position Integrated Family Support Worker
Contact Details Work: 03 64714700
Email: hbuettel@westcoast.tas.gov.au
11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467