CAFS

Family Support Counselling Team

This team offers information and assistance on parenting, family relationship work, referrals, budgets, educational issues, Centrelink difficulties, children at risk matters, child behaviour and other issues which arise in families. Workers can provide assistance at the centre in the form of counselling and case management as well as practical in-home assistance.

The team comprises four distinct roles:

Generalist Family Worker
Works to assist families  where dependant children are involved in a family setting where there is crisis and stress

Specialist Family Worker
Works with families where there are complexities in the family setting such as mental illness or disabilities, and where children are placed under stress and crisis.

Arabic Family Worker
Works with families that speak the Arabic language and there is stress and crisis within the family.

Aboriginal Family Worker
Works with families who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and there is stress and crisis within the family.

This service is free of charge.



MAKING A REFERRAL

In order to make a referral simply call the appropriate worker on the numbers listed below. Anyone can make the referral and services are free of charge. Please note that workers can offer carry a large caseload and as such waiting lists for services may sometimes apply. The client referred must know about the referral and agree to it.

Generalist Family Worker


Ph (02) 9607 9135
Email.leanne@cafs.coma.au

Specialist Family Worker  


Ph (02) 9607 5649
Email. nora@cafs.com.au

Arabic Family Worker  


Ph (02) 9608 1337
Email. therese@cafs.com.au

Aboriginal Family Worker


Ph (02) 9607 9503
Email.sandra@cafs.com.au

Please note we are a mandatory notifier

Please use the answering machine if the phone is unattended and the staff will return your call as soon as possible.