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Through practical investments and employee engagement, Thomas Global and its employees support Stepping Stone House and programs like it that have the same objectives, create real value and help build stronger communities in Australia and worldwide.
Stepping Stone House is a ‘Medium to Long Term out of Home Care Residential Care Service’ for 14-24 year olds of mixed gender who are generally referred from Community Services, Juvenile Justice, crisis accommodation services and sometimes self-referred. For many of these young people, their lives have been turbulent and disrupted and they have possibly never experienced a stable, safe and secure living arrangement. Stepping Stone House has the opportunity to provide just that.
Stepping Stone House aims to empower its young people with resilience, self esteem, self confidence, good health, education and motivational experiences as well as give them diverse activities and outdoor education experiences, so that they will feel comfortable re-integrating back into mainstream society as an independent and valid member of their local community.
Stepping Stone House gives young people a safe environment, where the staff can interact and engage them and work towards building a meaningful, therapeutic and non-judgmental relationship. The house assists the young people in meeting their primary needs of food, water, shelter and safety. From the creation of such a relationship, it is possible for the staff to assist young people to identify, understand and acknowledge secondary needs such as understanding why they have been taken into care, reasons that they cannot live at home, emotional support, understanding their behaviours, health, education, belonging and connectedness, social relationships, learning new skills, participating in new experiences and gaining access to resources in a supporting and nurturing holistic learning environment.
The service has 24-hour supervision and the staff of Stepping Stone House work as a team to provide care to the 16 young people. Each staff member is chosen because of their unique skill set and commitment to the aims and Mission of Stepping Stone House.
We have pride in the fact that Stepping Stone House is more than just a residential service. It is a home like environment where young people will be treated with respect and fairness, while living in a house where a quality of life is valued and promoted.
It is recognised at Stepping Stone House that the young people have learnt skills and behaviours sometimes in order to survive the traumas that led them to not being able to live at home. We value behaviour as a form of communication and attempt to work with young people in order to teach new ways to behave in a less destructive and negative manner.
Skills used by staff of Stepping Stone House range from tertiary qualifications such as understanding adolescents, stages of change, communication, counselling, motivational interviewing skills, teaching of life skills, managing challenging behaviours and consideration of the elements of passion, understanding of and empathy with the young people, humour, professional boundaries and legislative imperatives of reporting.
To learn more or support Stepping Stone House, please visit them at: http://steppingstonehouse.com.au/
Thomas Global is proud to support Stepping Stone House and has been a major contributor to the annual Stepping Stone House regatta for 16 years.
Every day in many ways the Royal Flying Doctor Service takes the finest care to Australia's furthest corners so that anyone who lives, works or travel in remote and rural Australia can enjoy the best of health.
Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, delivered by a dedicated team of professionals they deliver both 24-hour emergency services and everyday essential health care.
The service employs a range of health, aviation, marketing, communications, administration and HR professionals.
To learn more or support Royal Flying Doctor Service, please visit them at: http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/