Kiama Municipal Council – Vacancies

SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator

Permanent full time

About the Role

Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Youth Services Coordinator to join the team at SENTRAL Youth Centre on a permanent full-time basis. In this role you will be responsible for the management of the Centre as well as identifying and assessing recreational, vocational, educational, health and social needs of young people in the Kiama Local Government area, and to develop and deliver programs that address these needs.

This position is classified at a Grade 13 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $1,348.60 (Step 1) to $1,439.00 (Step 4) and progression to 1,602.60 (Step 9) is subject to competence and performance. These rates do not include superannuation. Conditions of employment are in accordance with Council protocols and the Local Government (State) Award 2017.

For job specific enquiries please contact Council’s Manager Community and Cultural Development, Nick Guggisberg on 0412 924 091. Please note that Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th January 2019.

About Council

Kiama Municipal Council operates across a range of industry sectors. In addition to the traditional functions that are carried out by Councils, Kiama Council is a significant provider of aged care services both within the Municipality and the Illawarra region. Tourism is the major industry in the Local Government Area and Council is a significant provider and supporter of local tourism. Council operates the largest conference and function centre within the Municipality; The Pavilion Kiama along with the highly prized five holiday parks that comprise the Kiama Coast Holiday Parks.

About the Area

Working and living on the South Coast comes with many perks. In the Kiama Local Government Area you can relax at our local cafes, restaurants or wineries, experience nature at the Minnamurra Rainforest, stroll along our scenic coastal walk or view our two famous Blowholes.

Kiama Council is an equal opportunity employer, all applicants will be assessed on merit, and their ability to perform the role advertised. We are committed to living our values and doing things the ‘RIITE Way’ – with Respect, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence

Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support. 

It is someone who understands that small acts can make a big difference to help support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.

To complete the learning module and earn a Dementia Friend certificate and badge click here.

Pathways 14 Conference



Full Registrations are set to close at  midnight Wednesday 21st November 2018! Register today to attend the Pathways14 conference and avoid paying late registration fees.



We are pleased to have Dr Manisha Amin – CEO of the Centre for Inclusive Design as one of our invited speakers at the conference. Manisha’s pre-conference interview is now up on the website. View it today and see her answers to the following questions:

  1. What exactly is ‘Inclusive Design’ and why is it important/pertinent to implement this in technology?
  2. You’re on the board of ADHD Australia, a non-profit organisation committed to removing barriers to wellbeing for people affected by ADHD. What do you see as some of the major challenges facing families and individuals living with ADHD?
  3. How do you think Inclusive Design can be embedded into teaching practices?
  4. What issues do you think higher education students in Australia are facing today? How are higher education institutions helping or hindering those issues?
  5. Your keynote is titled ‘Pick me!’ What skills do you hope the people who attend your session leave with?


We would like to thank the following Pathways14 Sponsors


If you would like further information about how you can be involved as a Pathways14 sponsor please contact 











Masterclass | Connecting students with disability to employers

The NDCO Program is pleased to offer the next in our webinar series:


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This webinar will be presented by Helen Cooke, Director and Founder of MyPlus in the UK, and will provide invaluable international insights and information for graduates with disability, university, TAFE and other RTO equity, careers and other interested staff, secondary transition teachers and practitioners, and human resources, recruitment and employment services professionals.

Webinar Description:

MyPlus Students’ Club exists to offer specialist careers advice to students who have a disability or long term health condition.

By working with top graduate recruiters and university services their sole intention is to help students with disability identify and realise new possibilities.

Join Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus in the UK to learn about how MyPlus Student’s club coaches and supports graduates with disability into great careers, and connects students with some of the world’s best employers.

Covering topics such as:

  • Understanding the challenges faced by students with disabilities
  • Supporting disabled students through the recruitment process
  • Encouraging students to identify their ‘plus’
  • The MyPlus Students’ Club Toolkit

Concluding with time for audience questions & answers, this webinar will bring ideas and best practice suggestions to career & equity practitioners, employers and graduates with disability in Australia.

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Community Industry Group | AGM

AGMThe Community Industry Group 25th Anniversary AGM will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018 from 9:30am in The Ocean Room, The Central, UOW Innovation Campus, Fairy Meadow.

With thanks to UOW Community Engagement program we are excited to bring a very special presentation to the meeting.

Invitations with full details will be released soon.

Positioning Organisations for New Environments

PONECommunity Industry Group is pleased to announce the offering of Positioning Organisations for New Environments (PONE) Training in 2019.

PONE was developed in partnership by the federal and state governments together with not for profit organisations, as a resource to support organisations in the Home and Community Care Sector transition with recent and ongoing Aged Care and Disability reforms. PONE training offers a suite of modules that can be delivered together in a full day or as stand-alone units that provide a structured and reflective approach to governance, change management and organisational culture.

PONE provides resources and targets training to three specific groups across an organisation being:

  1. Managers, Programme Coordinators and Board Members
  2. Coordinators, Team Leaders and Case Managers
  3. Support Workers and Volunteers

PONE also has resources and training specifically developed for services working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and CALD communities, in addition to services working with mainstream communities.

To register your interest in PONE training or to find out more contact us on 4256 4333 or email