The Dangerous Dads Camp is back!

It is really important for every young boy to spend quality time with their Father or significant male mentor. The Dangerous Dads Camp is a perfect opportunity for fathers and sons to connect and get away from the normal distractions and stresses of day-to-day life. 

This camp is on February 29 to March 1 and is open to Year 4, 5 & 6 boys and their Fathers or significant male carers. The camp will be held in Kiama Public School and is open to everyone. But if you feel this is something that your child’s school might be interested in please contact us by phone or email.

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Held in our very own Kiama Public School, you will enjoy fun and adventure, whilst also participating in professionally facilitated activities. The program is specifically designed to create supportive connections between dads and kids and to help build stronger communities where fathers and male carers have the chance to become the best dads in the world for their children.

What do you get?

The aim is help kids feel secure, connected to family, and valued in a way that has a direct and positive impact on their wellbeing. The program is designed by an expert in Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and Adolescent Brain Development.

The Overnight Camp costs $250 for both of you, and includes food and professionally facilitated activities (BYO tent and sleeping gear).

The specific outcomes include:

  • Parents increase child development skills and knowledge;
  • Parents experience a strong emotional attachment to their child through fun activities;
  • The program provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents in the context of child development and wellbeing;
  • Parents learn and implement a number of key parenting strategies given in the program.

It’s a really fun and engaging program that builds relationships between parents and kids, as well as helping to develop a strong community of parental support.

As your son approaches his teenage years it’s crucial that you are able to communicate and understand what he needs at this stage in his life, and The Dangerous Dads camp is the perfect way to do this. 

Here’s what one of the teachers who was on our last camp had to say:

“In my 10 years of teaching, this was hands down the most important initiative I have ever been involved in…Inspirational!”

We also have a pay it forward option, so if you are feeling generous, or if you need some support to come on the camp, just get in touch and we’ll let you know what to do!

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If you have already been to one of our camps (and even if you haven’t), and you know someone you think would really get something out of it, please share this message with them!

Take a look at what else we’ve got for you at habitus!

Lifehacks

The Life-Hacks Program is all about preparing our young people to deal with the challenges of life in the real world. We work with them on motivation, resilience, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, communication and finding a sense of direction.

Bush Camps

Our Dangerous Dads, Muddy Mums and Rites of Passage Camps are all about building relationships! We give you the keys to healthy communication so you can understand what your kids need at this stage in their life.

Song Playground

Song Playground is a fun and engaging program that combines music therapy and play therapy to help kids (and adults) develop their emotional intelligence and express themselves with ease.

Facilitation Training

Book in to a transformational workshop and learn how to run your own Lifehacks and Rites of Passage programs to improve relationships, solve problems and embrace change.

Schools

We run NESA accredited Professional Development that focuses on Facilitation Techniques, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Visible Thinking, Disruptive Design and Culture Change.

Businesses

We offer Team Building Sessions, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence Workshops, Creative Confidence Programs as well as socially responsible Coaching and Consultancy.

habitus.org

For bookings, go to:
https://habitus.org/
Call 0405271757 or 
Send an email to contact@habitus.org

Grow with Google | Free Workshop for Not for Profits

Grow with Google is bringing digital skills trainings, best-practice workshops, and hands-on demos to Shellharbour Civic Centre.  Whether you’re a business owner, a nonprofit, a journalist, an educator or just hoping to learn a new skill, Grow with Google’s free workshops are designed to give you the digital skills you need to realise your online potential.

We are excited to be hosting this fantastic opportunity for training by Google. Places will fill fast so be sure to sign up quickly! Click the image above to find out more and book your FREE tickets.

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 southcoast@barnardos.org.au

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: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wollongong-stepping-forward-information-session-tickets-78551053315

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 taral@cullunghutti.org.au or apply online via seek.com.au

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