Biboohra House is a residential service set in a rural location. We provide accommodation and intensive support for up to 4 young people, aged between 12 to 17 years who are in the care of Child Safety Services (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) and have complex behavioural needs.
Biboohra helps young people in the care and protection of Child Safety with complex support needs in the Far North Queensland Region. It involves small group living for 4 young people, which may also accommodate sibling groups as negotiated. Biboohra House provides practical support to young people in preparation for transitioning to independent living by:
supporting the development of enhancement of the young person’s life skills and self-care.
assisting young people to develop or improve their social skills and relationships, including with family, peers and other social networks as appropriate.
increasing the young person’s access to information and community supports, including in relation to future accommodation, housing, health and income support.
facilitating access for young people to ongoing education, employment and skills acquisition opportunities.
Case planning and placement decision-making is undertaken by Child Safety Services. This will occur through consultation and participation with the child or young person, parents and other family members (where appropriate), carers and/or direct care staff, and other specialist staff and professionals.
Biboohra House provides residential care which is evidenced-based and informed particularly by theories of child development, attachment, trauma and grief and loss.
Biboohra House will work in partnership with Child Safety Services to identify, establish and maintain, where appropriate, connections between child and family (including extended family); community; and persons of significance (such as elders or close family friends); and be supportive of individual rights and ethnic, religious and cultural identity and values.
Biboohra House is a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week model of care. Office hours are 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.