Employment and Training

St Vincent de Paul Society

CARE COORDINATOR, SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY
Job No: VIN2457

Closing Date: 3 Aug 2021 AEST

  • Maximum term contract until 30 June 2024
  • Full-time 38 hours per week
  • Based in Campbelltown, involves travel to areas within the the South West Sydney region to meet client needs
  • A current, unencumbered NSW Driver Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 5, hourly rates range from $42.94 to $44.90 depending on qualifications and experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Role

The Care Coordinator will deliver the services in accordance with the CCCP. Your knowledge and skills in the AOD sector will be key to being able to effectively provide tailored care support to individuals experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

The Care Coordinator will:

  • undertake person centred comprehensive assessment and care planning in conjunction with persons seeking support
  • work in partnerships with referring staff and agencies
  • develop, promote and implement referral pathways and facilitate access to range of community-based health and non-health service providers.
  • ensure treatments are targeted and culturally appropriate for Indigenous Australians including linkages to appropriate services.
  • maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required.
  • provide direct support and referral in the particular focus areas of employment, training/education, daily living skills, homelessness/housing, social engagement and participation and family and community reconnection.
  • This role will report to the Team Leader, CCCP South Western and South Eastern NSW.

More information here


Employment and Training

eLearning- Working with Women with Disabilities course

Free, nationally accredited training for frontline workers in Australia who prefer online learning or can’t attend a face-to-face workshop.

What it’s about: You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to women with disabilities with appropriate care, and how to refer them to support services.

Who it’s for: This workshop is for frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like health, allied health, education, childcare and community. If you work with women with disabilities, we recommend this course. It covers the same content as our eLearning General course with an additional focus on women with disability, and you’ll receive the same unit of competency.

Enrol HERE or cut and paste the URL https://www.dvalert.org.au/education-and-training/elearning-courses/elearning-disabilities


Community Industry Group is excited to present Diversity Australia’s unconscious bias workshop.

This interactive workshop aims to build awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective and will explore ways to recognise and challenge unconscious biases that inhibit diversity progress.

The workshop includes a range of experiential activities to engage the hearts and minds of leaders.

Leaders will learn about fundamental concepts of inclusion and exclusion, in-groups and out-groups, biases and stereotypes, in a positive and engaging way.

Click here to register.


Dress for Success Illawarra

Dress for Success Illawarra provide a free styling and dressing service for women in the Illawarra for job interviews and other significant events such as court appearances and real estate viewings.

Located in Port Kembla, women can book in for a one on one styling session and receive a free outfit including clothes, bag and shoes.

Dress for Success also runs ‘Back on your feet’ workshops for 4-6 women where they participate in a workshop on job seeking skills and a styling session.

For more information visit Sydney.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/referral-agencies/

Or contact Melanie on ph 0473 875 338 or email illawarra@dfssydney.org


Employment and training


Lifeline South Coast is pleased to be delivering a number of free awareness and training workshops to the Illawarra and South Coast community in May.

These sessions would normally cost participants but have been fully funded thanks to  number of a partnerships for a limited amount of time. 

If you previously enjoyed our training workshops and know someone who would enjoy our workshops, please forward this email to a friend.

To see the full training calendar, click here

Online Wollongong

Accidental Counsellor Foundations

🕒 13 May 9:30am–5:00pm
 📍  Wollongong
Secure your spot     >

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 14 May at 10:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
Secure your spot     >

Accidental Counsellor Foundations

🕒 25 May 9:30am–5:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 27 May at 10:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 27 May at 2:30pm–5:30pm
 📍  Unanderra
Secure your spot     >

Bowral

DV-Aware 

🕒 17 May from 11:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Bowral
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Braidwood

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 18 May at 3:00pm–6:00pm
 📍  Braidwood
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Psychological First Aid

🕒 19 May at 9:30am–12:30pm
 📍  Braidwood
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Nowra

DV-Alert (Indigenous)

🕒 19–20 May from 9:00am–4:30pm
 📍  Nowra
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Lake Conjola

DV-Aware 

🕒 26 May from 10:00am–12:00pm
 📍  Lake Conjola
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 26 May at 1:30pm–4:30pm
 📍  Lake Conjola
Secure your spot     >


You are invited to our UoW Social Work Sunset Seminar series for 2021.

We will be hosting four seminars, two will be hosted on campus and two will be delivered on zoom. Seminars are free and open to all social work agencies; places are limited so RSVP early.

The first seminar is on 12th May details below.
Seminar 1
Title                  Cultural humility in social work practice
Date                 Wed 12th May
Time                 4pm
Location           Building 29, UOW Wollongong Campus (please RSVP via attached invite or link here)

Take note of future dates for your calendar. Further information will be sent out with RSVP link in June.
Seminar 2
Title                  Introducing students to mental health as a field of practice: Recovery, stepped care and health promotion
Date                 Wed 21st July
Time                 4pm
Location           Zoom 

Seminar 3
Title                  Trauma-informed framework practice
Date                 Wed 29h September
Time                 4pm
Location           Zoom 

Seminar 4
Title                  Getting theory back into practice
Date                 Wed 24th November
Time                 4pm
Location           Building 29, UOW Wollongong Campus

These topics respond to feedback from you about your interest about our research and teaching.


CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS
BSB30120

Every industry requires business professionals and this nationally recognised qualification will provide students with skills and knowledge to enhance employment prospects.

Students will gain practical skills to prepare for a range of business and administration roles.

Topics covered include: 
– customer service
– popular software applications
– preparing business documents and business correspondence
– workplace technology and communication.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES FROM APRIL – JUNE:
Cert I In Information, Digital Media & Technology ICT0115
Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317

SHORT COURSES
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.



Employment and Training

CERTIFICATE I IN INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY ICT10115
Students will develop skills at a comfortable pace, whilst learning how to create, save and manage computer files, produce documents, and use, communicate and search securely on the Internet.

Students will also learn how to operate spreadsheet packages such as Microsoft Excel and presentation packages such as Microsoft powerpoint.

This course provides a good pathway for further study such as the Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Accounts Administration.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement.

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116
Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317

SHORT COURSE:
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

CERTIFICATE IV IN LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT BSB42015

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 prepares students for team leadership and management roles in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. 

Students will learn how to provide leadership and guidance to others and take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of the team and its work outcomes.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:

Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

Cert I in Information, Digital Meidia & Technology ICT0115

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS20217

SHORT COURSE:

Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.

WHY CHOOSE KCC?

When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by tafes and other rtos approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment.

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference!


Employment and Training

Kiama Community College

APRIL & MAY UPCOMING COURSE OPTIONS

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for all courses below, for eligible students*

TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFCIATIONS 
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING 
Cert I in Information, Digital Media & Technology ICT10115

Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317


SHORT COURSES
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

BUSINESS, IT & ACCOUNTING
Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.


TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116 focuses on student outcomes and helping students become great trainers, and is the qualification required to become a trainer-assessor in our nation’s accredited vocational training system.

This qualification will provide the skills to design and deliver accredited training and assess competency, as a workplace based trainer-assessor or operating in a classroom or online environment.

WHY CHOOSE KCC? When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by TAFEs and other RTOs approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment. 

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference! 



Employment and Training

Connected Learning

The short courses listed below will be offered via Connected Learning this is when students learn with a teacher and other students via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom. Teachers lead a virtual classroom where students from different locations access at the same time.

A learner can participate in the connected classroom by accessing their local TAFE NSW library, from their home or workplace.

To complete a short course learners will require:

  • A computer or tablet with internet access, and preferably, a webcam/camera
  • Headphones & mic (gaming headset or smartphone headphones will work)
  • Notebook & pen

TAFE Statement in Accidental Counselling

Course Fee: $185.00

Click here to visit the TAFE NSW website to enrol

This short course aims to provide non-counsellors with a range of basic counselling skills and principles. It will be useful for those who often find themselves in a ‘counselling role by accident’, to support a friend, child, colleague, customer or stranger, in times of distress or difficulty. Participants will gain a practical framework for managing issues and a sense of structure and confidence as they support people.

Course code  800-000408

Start Time   Wednesday 31 March 2021

Duration  5 hours for 1 day | 10am to 3:30pm


TAFE NSW – Community Services Short Courses

Skilling for Recovery

SHORT COURSE SKILL SETS EXISTING WORKERS

Funding has been made available through the State Government initiative ‘Skilling for Recovery’. TAFENSW is looking to offer a range of skill sets to assist with economic recovery.

These courses will be offered via a Microsoft Teams connected classroom and students will be able to study from home or attend your local TAFE. Please select one of the skillsets and complete the Expression of Interest below.

Places are limited!

Introduction to Community Services

o          CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact

o          CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

o          CHCVOL001 be an effective volunteer

Commences 29th April 2021 – Thursday’s 9.30am – 2.30pm for 9 weeks (additional 20 hours Volunteer Work)

Mental Health Peer Work

o          CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

o          CHCPWK001 Apply Peer Work in the Mental Health sector

o          CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

Commences 26th April 2021 – Monday & Tuesday evenings 5.30pm – 8.30pm for 6 weeks

To complete EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CLICK HERE

Case Management for Community Service Workers

o          CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

o          CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements

o          CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

Commences 27th April 2021 – Tuesday’s 6pm – 8pm for 9 weeks

Working with Refugees and Settlement Services

o          CHCSET001 Work with forced migrants

o          CHCSET002 Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Commences 22nd April 2021 – Thursday’s 6pm to 9pm for 5 weeks

To complete EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CLICK HERE

If you are interested in completing this SUBSIDISED training, please complete the Expression of Interest.

To be eligible you must be:

•          17 years old or over

•          no longer at school

•          live or work in NSW

•          an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

For more details contact

Jacqui Walsh, Business Development Manager

T  02 6953 9637 | M 0429 660 236 jacqueline.walsh@tafensw.edu.au


Employment and Training

Will you sign our letter to Senators?

The Senate Inquiry has just released its Report on the Job-Ready Graduates Bill and it DOES NOT secure the future of social work in Australia.

With the bill expected to go to a vote in the next two weeks, we are now in the final stages of the campaign. So it is critical that every Senator hears our concerns about the legislation and what they can do to #SaveSocialWorkAU before they go to vote.

That’s why we have set up a ‘Letter to the Senators’ page on our website, to allow you to send a message to every Senator telling them how they can secure the future of social work in Australia.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please feel free to contact savesocialworkaustralia@gmail.com to discuss how you can help the campaign or visit our website for more information. 

Save Social Work Australia


Homelessness & the Census 2021; Upcoming job opportunities with Australian Bureau of Statistics

As the Census is the only national estimate of homelessness Australia, it is vital that we collect data that is a true reflection of the actual numbers of homelessness to ensure that funding and effort is targeted appropriately.

Census Engagement Manager (CEMs) roles are currently being advertised The CEMs will lead engagement activities with a range of stakeholders to improve the quality and relevance of Census data.

The following is a snapshot of key points about the CEMs roles:

  • There will be 75 roles available across the country in all states and territories
  • 35 out of the 75 roles will be recruited as affirmative measures positions and only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
  • 50 of these roles will be in urban areas, 25 of these roles will be in remote areas
  • The majority of the roles will focus on engaging with organisations supporting one or more of the following population groups:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people experiencing homelessness
  • Applications open from 8 October – 5 November 2020
  • Employment contracts are from 11 January 2021 until 31 October 2021.


You can access further information and application here: Census Jobs


Employment and Training

Save Social Work Australia

You may have heard about recent Federal Government proposals to change the funding formula for different university programs across Australia.

This has a direct impact on students who wish to study social work at any university because the band in which social work currently sits is slated to have an increase in student contribution and a decrease in the funding which the Commonwealth provide to universities. This places students planning to study, universities, employers of social workers and indeed the whole sector at risk.

The Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work has responded by launching a campaign aimed to get the government to reverse this decision by placing social work in the Allied Health band which attracts greater funding and with lower fees.

They are asking you to consider signing the petition and like/ sharing our Facebook and Twitter pages to help grow our reach and impact at this critical juncture. They are getting some traction but momentum needs to grow.

The link to the website is below. Sharing this information with your colleagues and networks would also be very useful.

Website: https://www.savesocialwork.org/
With nice punchy short video and link to the petition.

Also
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savesocialworkaustralia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialworkaust

Questions about the campaign can be directed to savesocialworkaustralia@gmail.com


Aboriginal Social Work Lecturer Position – University of Wollongong

The position is for a social worker with 5 years experience, to teach into the BSW and MSWQ. A PhD is not required, but interest in doing one would be an asset, with strong likelihood of a scholarship. The contract is for three years which is expected to roll over into a continuing position at the end of that time. The person will join two other Indigenous lecturers in our School and be predominantly based at Wollongong, with some teaching at Liverpool (when we are no longer remote).

Closing date is 23 September.   

https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=200638&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00&tzname=Australia%2FSydney


Employment and Training

Do you have experiences to share with the next generation of Community Services workers across southern NSW

As we continue with Connected Classroom delivery across Terms 3 and 4, we’re looking for experienced staff in the community sector to share their experiences with our students.

Guest speakers will join the class via Microsoft Teams.

Please express your interest by using the short form below.


We’re hiring… New & Exciting Opportunities at CORE!

Please find below a list of the other current vacancies at CORE (These positions are open to internal and external applicants).

  • Senior Program Manager – Home Care and Disability (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

  • Full Time/Part Time Clinical Care Manager/Registered Nurse (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

  • Home Care Packages Case Manager (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

All applications for internal and external roles are to be submitted to-  recruitment@corecs.org.au.


Recruitment – Wollongong City Council Youth Services

We are looking for an experienced Youth Development Worker to join the team at Wollongong Youth Services. As part of a passionate and professional team you will utilise your skills in community development to provide positive outcomes for young people.

This position is permanent part time, working 18 hours per week. This role includes shift work and regular ordinary hours on a Saturday.

The successful applicant will have a passion for youth-focused community development and direct service provision and will be skilled at connecting young people with services, support and opportunities. You will use your well-developed skills to support young people living in the Wollongong Local Government Area to have a voice, to be heard, seen, valued and to belong. Your experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for young people will help you succeed in this role. 

Applications close 12 midday Monday 3 August 2020.


Employment and Training

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (Re-Advertised)

The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) is responsible for coordinating and delivering a range of community development and capacity building initiatives such as reconciliation and NAIDOC events, developing strategic plans and policies, supporting the Aboriginal Advisory Committee and advising on Aboriginal culture and heritage and social justice matters.

We offer:

  • Full time, 35 hours per week, with access to flexi-time
  • Salary up to $1549.50 per week, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.

If you have already applied for this position you do not need to reapply.