We are here to provide pathways and opportunities for people in need. Caring and empathetic professionals, tailoring support to meet individual abilities and NDIS goals.

Founded by Cairns local Matthew Russo, FNQYSS is committed to making a difference, using evidence-based, client centered care and approach. Matthew has a Diploma in Child, Youth and Family Intervention and is currently studying a Diploma in Counselling. He has a certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and certificate of attainment for Hope and Healing, which is the Queensland framework for working with children and young people living in residential care. These are supported by all other necessary certifications, as outlined below.

FNQYSS qualification and certifications, completed with competence and ability.

  • Diploma Child, Youth and Family Intervention
  • Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Hope & Healing Certificate of Attainment
  • Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate 3 in Hospitality
  • Introduction to the QLD Human Rights Act 2019
  • Introduction to Cultural Integrity Certificate
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Current Bronze Medallion
  • Infection Control Training
  • Standards of Care Training
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Food Safety Training


Support coordinators and mentors at FNQYSS have extensive experience in the NDIS space, all staff hold relevant qualifications and have experience in the positions they are in. In these positions we aim to trailer supports and work with families to reach our clients NDIS goals. We have a vision for unity in diversity and want to see our clients flourish and live their best life.

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