Inverell Family Youth Support Services (IFYSS)

IFYSS focuses on developing family environments that value, nurture and protect children.

IFYSS provides a broad range of family support, adolescent and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services including:

  • advocacy;
  • skills development including parenting, living skills, relationships, self-esteem and coping skills;
  • interagency information;
  • referrals to other services;
  • hosting courses and information workshops on various aspects of family life, financial planning and the rental market; and
  • group work development in prevention and diversion for young people identified as being at risk.

IFYSS employs a Family Worker who works with parents and carers of children aged 0 to 12 years covering various issues relevant to raising children, parenting strategies, living skills, improving relationships between family members. IFYSS also employs an Adolescent Support Worker who works with 13- to 25-year-olds on an enormous range of issues including education, bullying, dealing with Centrelink, family matters, sexual health, drug and alcohol use and abuse, vocational training, and living skills development. There is also an IFYSS Aboriginal Family Worker who provides support to Aboriginal families and carers of children aged 0 to12 years with the aim of improving educational, social, and health related outcomes.

IFYSS is also an Approved Organisation for Work Development Orders (WDO’s). WDO’s are made by the State Debt Recovery Office to assist people who are experiencing hardship to meet their debt accrued through State fines. IFYSS hosts several courses relating to financial planning and can refer individuals for non-paid work in order to assist them with reducing their financial State debt.

Click here for the IFYSS referral form – IFYSS Referral Form

Latest News

10 Feb 2022

The Marie Delaney Training and Education Centre welcomes new skills

The Marie Delaney Training and Education Centre is located at Tilbuster Station near Armidale in NSW. The centre has been built to support multiple educational, training, and cultural programs for our young people, their families and the community. Tilbuster Station will be a hive of activity over the coming weeks with our newly trained staff, volunteers... View Article

02 Feb 2022

Joeys Adventure Kayaking Tours at lake Inverell

  Pathfinders Inverell Family Youth Support Service and the Inverell Linking Together Centre enjoyed a day on the water with JA Tours  –   Joeys Adventure Kayaking Tours at lake Inverell. The day started off a little overcast with some light rain, but this didn’t stop the staff and young people from taking part in... View Article

21 Apr 2021
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IFYSS – Live Life Get Active

Inverell Family and Youth Support Services promote the New South Wales Government Council initiative: Live Life Get active! The program started in 2014 with a single camp in The Domain Sydney NSW and are now nationwide, working with over 85,000 trainers and members. The Live Life Get Active movement focuses on bringing people of all backgrounds... View Article

23 Nov 2020

Online cooking and art lessons bring young people together virtually  

One of the highlights of 2019-2020 for the Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) was the Eat Smart Program – online classes with a qualified chef showing participants how to cook different meals. The Eat Smart Program was one example of the team adapting to changes due to COVID-19.    Conducting cooking classes in the wake... View Article

01 Feb 2019
Shared Stories Shared Lives Foster Care

Shared Stories Shared Lives

Pathfinders will be holding Shared Lives Foster Carer Training at the Pathfinders Inverell Office, 3 Glen Innes road Inverell.  Training runs 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday and usually finishes by 3pm Sunday, morning tea and lunch will be provided on both days. This training covers all areas of Foster Care and is the prerequisite to being... View Article

p. 02 6720 8850

3 Glen Innes Road, Inverell NSW 2360

e. ifyss@pathfinders.ngo