Volunteer Position | Computer Training Assistant

Are you conversant with technology and have the capacity to share this information with people who are blind or have low vision?

Then you may be the volunteer we are looking for at Vision Australia Wollongong.

We require a volunteer to assist interested Clients master the use of information technology, in particular touch screen Apple and Android devices. You must have a passion for training, excellent computer skills and have the ability to share this information in a professional, patient and diligent manner with people who are blind or have low vision.

Full training will be provided. If you are interested please contact Sally Thompson on 4220 4300 or email sally.thompson@visionaustralia.org.

Financial Counselling | Wesley Mission

I would like to introduce myself and advise your network that I have free appointments available in the Illawara region for referral of clients who are in financial distress.

I have recently started work with Wesley Mission however I have six years of experience as a financial counsellor.

My new role is Government funded under Responsible Gambling Fund and our service provides therapeutic and financial counselling for people and/or their families with problem gambling issues. We are also available to work with vulnerable people who are at high risk of developing gambling addictions as a relapse prevention approach.

A financial counsellor is trained to assist your client see their financial situation clearly and ensure they gain a knowledge of all their options fully. We may also provide assistance with advocacy if we determine it would be useful.

The service is free, independent and confidential to clients who are in financial distress and would like to manage their money more effectively. There are face to face or telephone appointments available. Referral method is to give clients my work number to book an appointment.

Link to our gambling web page: http://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/our-services/wesley-counselling-services/wesley-gambling-counselling/welcome-to-wesley-gambling-counselling/

I am also available to speak to staff to give a few examples of how this service has assisted consumers in the past to increase their understanding of our role. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience,

Kris Palmer | Financial Gambling Counsellor/ Educator, Wesley Counselling Services  |

(Thurs – Fri) Wollongong

Email: Kris.Palmer@wesleymission.org.au

Phone (02) 4231 8211

1/269 Crown St, Wollongong 2500

We Want To Hear About Your Experience At Our Centre





The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre will soon be conducting a survey on how well our services meet our client’s needs. The information collected on this survey will assist us to make improvements with the Centre’s services and activities. This information will also support us to apply for future funding.

During the month of June we will be inviting all of the Centre’s clients to complete our 2015 Client Survey. You will be able to access this survey online, on paper, or over the phone. We can also organise an interpreter if needed.

As a small token of thanks all participants will have the chance to go into the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer Gift Voucher.  We also have one runner up prize of either a massage or reflexology session.

We highly value the needs of all our clients and would like to hear from you about your experience!

Working with Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma : Professional Development for Health Professionals

Picture1Do you want to better support your complex trauma clients? Would you like to develop a foundation for your clinical work?

ASCA can help. ASCA’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery and professional development training programs are nationally and internationally acclaimed.

Of attendees of this training in 2014, 97% of attendees felt more confident about working with survivors; 100% felt the learning objectives were met.

  • By participating in this professional development training participants will be able to:
  • Understand trauma, complex trauma; applying trauma-informed principles
  • Learn how trauma impacts attachment, development, coping strategies, health
  • Learn about the brain, stress response, neural integration and practice implications
  • Acquire the key principles for working with adult survivors
  • Understand the relationships between professional self-care and client safety; acquire self-care strategies

15 May 2015
Quest Campbelltown, 1 Rennie Road, Woodbine NSW 2560

28 May 2015
Adina Apartment, 19 Market Street, Wollongong NSW 2500