Positions Vacant | Illawarra Forum

There are two positions vacant at the Illawarra Forum. This is a great opportunity to join the peak body for the community services industry in the Illawarra.

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring organisational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organisation’s operational, human resource, IT and financial functions. Working with the CEO, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.

Sector Support and Development Officer

The Sector Support and Development Officer will provide information about objectives and guidelines of the home support program and any other relevant Government policy and guidelines to home support funded agencies and related community care services.

Strengthen the capacity of the home support service infrastructure to deliver quality services, which respond to client needs, including special needs groups.

Strengthen interagency and community relationships and understanding of home support.

Promote better practice in the development of a strong, cohesive community care system.

Applications for both positions close 5pm, Wednesday 27th January, 2016.

Click here for more information.

S&K Interagency Alert – 15 Feb 2013

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Invitation to a Community Digital Workshop

Workshop to be held on Thursday 28 February 2013

9.45am to 3.00pm at The Links Function Room, Shell Cove

Shellharbour City Council is partnering with RDA Illawarra and other councils in the region to develop better economic and social outcomes for the Illawarra that are underpinned by high speed broadband technology. This is in preparation for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout in the region. As part of this work, we are developing a regional and sub-regional digital strategy.

To assist in the development of the strategy, we are seeking input from community members, local businesses, industry sector organisations and government agencies.

As part of this process, a community workshop will be held in Shellharbour on Thursday 28 February. It is critical that community views are included in the strategy and all community members are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will include a presentation by David Bartlett, from Explor Consulting, on digital futures and the implications of widespread high speed broadband for the community and businesses of Shellharbour – including its impact on communication, wealth creation and problem solving.

A key element of the workshop will be feedback from community members. Key questions will include:

  • What are the opportunities?
  • What are the priorities?
  • What are the barriers to achieving preferred outcomes?

David Bartlett has extensive experience in engaging with communities across Australia in order to prepare strategies for maximising economic and social development supported by broadband technology.

The workshop will be both stimulating and informative.

Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and bookings are essential.

To register your attendance, please phone Shellharbour City Council’s Economic Development Unit on 4221 6030.

Web Conferencing Training

Thursday 7 March, 1.30pm to 2.30pm @ Kiama Community College

Learn to use web conferencing tools such as Skype in your everyday work life. Web conferencing is not just for ‘special’ events it is a useful everyday tool that can enhance your day to day work connections and experience, decrease workplace isolation and improve contact with clients.

Training is free and will be held at the Kiama Community College, located beneath Kiama Library, a minute walk from Kiama Railway Station, at 7 Railway Parade, Kiama.

To book contact the College on; Ph 02 4232 1050 or Email info@kcc.nsw.edu.au

S&K Intereagency Alert – 5 Feb 2013

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“Making the Most of Your Website” Workshop

We have one of our fabulous free workshops happening again! Come and join us at our “Making the Most of Your Website” workshop on Monday February 11th from 6pm to 8pm, at the Kiama Community College.

Did you know that only 6% of people bother going to the second page on a Google search! Making your website effective can be a major marketing tool for your organisation. Come along and get an overview of what works and what doesn’t in website design, and discover all that an effective website can offer you and your business.

The workshop will be presented by Matt Wilson, who has 14 years experience in the web design industry, and a plethora of online skills and knowledge!

Call the College to enrol on 4232 1050, and invite your friends and colleagues as well!

Rural groups encouraged to apply for Small Grants for Small Rural Communities

Rural Funding