Traineeship – Aboriginal Supported Playgroup Worker – Part-time 21 hours/week

(for 12-24 months depending on level of study)

Barnardos South Coast Children’s Family Centre at Warrawong is currently seeking to employ a part-time (21 hours per week.) Supported Playgroup Worker – Aboriginal Trainee for a 12-24 month traineeship.

The position will work in partnership with families and aims to enhance children’s development through play and develop parenting skills. Playgroups support access to services and build on informal support networks, strengthening family functioning and enhancing connections within the Aboriginal community.

 This is an Aboriginal identified position. To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

 The ideal candidate will have genuine interest in child and family welfare, and willingness to undertake and complete a course of study relevant to the position.

A current drivers’ licence is highly regarded.

The successful applicant must have a favourable Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Check.

*School leavers through to mature aged applicants are encouraged to apply.

 All applications must include a current CV with two referees and a letter addressing Essential Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Job Description can be obtained by contacting:

Katrina Lee,  Barnardos South Coast Centre Phone: 42758575 or

Closing date: 5pm Monday 27th January, 2020.    

Position Vacant – Student Wellbeing Officer

Alesco Illawarra is recruiting for a new position at our Wollongong Campus – Permanent, Full-Time Student Wellbeing Officer. 

This position would be suitable for someone with youth work, community services, social work or similar qualifications and experience in case management. 

Applications close midnight on Tuesday 10 December and interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 December, with the position commencing late January 2020.

Navigating End of Life Issues Forum

Book your place now for our FREE Navigating End of Life Issues Forum

Community Industry Group is proud to present the final of our ‘navigating’ forums for the year. Navigating End of Life Issues will address all of the subjects which need to be considered when caring for or supporting a client or loved one as they approach end of life.

Suitable for service providers, carers, frontline workers and the general community, this Forum will provide information about such issues as:

  • Advanced Care planning,
  • Death in different cultures,
  • Working with the bereaved,
  • Wills and estate planning, and much more.

Thursday 28 November 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

The Diamond Room, Warilla Bowls Club
Jason Ave
Warilla, NSW 2528

Book your free place here.

FREE Stepping forward workshop for families or friends of people who use drugs (or people who work with these families)

ISLHD Drug & Alcohol Services is partnering with Family Drug Support to host FREE (includes lunch) STEPPING FORWARD.

Saturday 23rd Nov in Wollongong.

These very practical and interactive workshops are designed for families and friends of people who take drugs, or those that work with families or others impacted by someone else’s drug use. To ensure this is interactive places are limited.

Cost: Free

Register at:

If you can please assist by forwarding this invitation to your carer groups, or networks/ colleagues that may benefit from this training opportunity.

Thankyou for your support.

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Early Learning Centre

Director Early Childhood Teacher Fulltime

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre is a not for profit Aboriginal community controlled organisation which brings together a range of early childhood, health, and family support services to improve education, health, wellbeing, and quality of life for Aboriginal children and families. The Early Learning Centre is a 40 place long day care service open from 7.30am-5.30pm.

“This is are Targeted Position. Preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Exemption is claimed under Section 21 of the Antidiscrimination Act 1977. In the event that there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, applications from non-Aboriginal people will be considered.

Non-Aboriginal applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”

For further information and an application pack please contact Tara Leslie or Whitney Fordham on 02 44286900 or Email or apply online via

Closing date – 15th November 2019 by C.O.B 5pm

Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention training – CHSP providers

The Training for the Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and retention Tool Kit will be offered 2020 including in the Shoalhaven and Far South Coast. 

There is a training session on Wednesday 6 November 2019 in the Community Industry Group training rooms at Oak Flats. 

There are some spaces left in this session. 

All the details including time/cost etc can be found in the link below or by going to our website  and clicking the training link.