Position Vacant | Shire of Halls Creek

Apply now for a position with the Shire of Halls Creek as a Remote Youth Development Officer servicing the communities of Mulan, Billiluna and Ringer Soak in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia

The Youth Service Diversion Program is an innovative and unique service that has been undertaken by the Shire of Halls Creek since late 2013. The program was specifically designed to cater for the needs of the young people of the East Kimberley region of Western Australia who have a history of complex trauma and complex needs. The Youth Service Diversion Program provides various methods of interventions to these youth in realms such as safety, mental health, alcohol and other drugs. The program employs Youth Development Officers across four different locations – Halls Creek, Mulan, Billiluna and Ringer Soak.

The Youth Service Diversion Program provides a client-centred case management approach in supporting young people and receives clientele through various referring bodies. These referring bodies work closely with our Youth Development Officers to provide a multi-agency approach to countering youth disadvantage in the region.

The role is an amazing opportunity to create a positive social milieu in one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments. Situated in the heart of the Kimberley, the Halls Creek Shire is a cultural epicentre with 6 great art centres and is the gateway to a range of world renowned natural attractions; including the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle ranges of Purnululu National Park and Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater (the second largest on earth with a diameter of 850 meters). Halls Creek is also the fourth fastest growing shire within Western Australia.

For the role, we are looking for highly motivated individuals with an ability to calmly respond to the pressures of living and working in a remote community. Previous experience in the Kimberley region and knowledge of the local culture is well regarded

Positions Vacant | Illawarra Multicultural Services

Illawarra Multicultural Services will be providing Settlement Services, as part of the NSW Settlement Partnership with Settlement Services International as the Lead Agency, under the newly funded Settlement Services Programme through the Department of Social Services from 1 July 2015.

Following a review of our Settlement Service Operations, we are currently recruiting new staff for our Settlement Services Programme, to better position the organisation to deliver ‘strengths-based’, ‘person-centred’ and ‘outcomes focussed’ support services for refugee & humanitarian entrants in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee areas.

Reporting to the Team Leader of Settlement Services, the Caseworkers will provide holistic, effective and proactive support, advice, advocacy and referral support to newly arrived refugee and humanitarian entrants.  The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the recruitment, training & support of our team of volunteers, as they complement the support initiatives for clients in our Settlement Services and other ‘wrap-around’ services.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for experienced and suitably qualified persons to assist us in making a positive contribution to the settlement journey of our eligible clients.

The new positions are listed on the SEEK Website è http://www.seek.com.au/job/28875411?pos=2&type=standout

The positions being advertised are:

  • 2 x F/T Caseworker – Generalist (Wollongong)
  • 1 x F/T Caseworker – Youth (Wollongong)
  • 1 x P/T Caseworker – Generalist (Nowra)
  • 1 x P/T Volunteer Coordinator (Wollongong, with outreach to Nowra)

The listing outlines the initial process for applying for any of the above positions.

Join us at IMS and be the change that you would like to see in our community.

Please pass on to your networks and to those who may be interested.

OneFACS Service Centre | Expression of Interest

I am writing with the exciting news that the OneFACS Service Centre expression of interest (EOI) for all non-government organisations in the Illawarra Shoalhaven District is now open and accessible via the Community Builders website.

In June 2015, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) Illawarra Shoalhaven District (ISD) will deliver a state of the art OneFACS Service Centre in Coniston.

The aim of the Centre is to provide an integrated and innovative space where non-government organisations (NGOs) and government agencies can work together to break the cycle of disadvantage for local clients. Through the co-location of the three FACS agencies (Community Services; Ageing, Disability and Home Care; and, Housing NSW) and local human service providers, it is envisaged that the Centre will create collaborative and coordinated responses to endemic social issues in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

To realise these aims, ISD is seeking NGOs who can provide support in the following areas:

  • people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness;
  • people suffering from financial hardship or joblessness, or those at risk;
  • people affected by domestic or family violence;
  • people with disabilities;
  • people with mental illness;
  • people with substance misuse issues;
  • children and youth at risk
  • families at risk; or,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

All information and documentation regarding the EOI process, including the application form and applicant guide is available on the Community Builders website from 9am Monday,16 March until 2pm on Monday, 13 April 2015. Please note that any applications sent after this time will not be assessed. You DO NOT need to login into the website to complete your application, simply click on the relevant link to the application form.

When completing your application please make sure all the information requested is provided as incomplete applications may not be assessed. Please do not send any attachments with your application as they will not be assessed.

For information regarding your application please email Michael Tyrpenou via michael.tyrpenou@facs.nsw.gov.au

OneFACS Service Centre | Expression of Interest

I am writing with the exciting news that the OneFACS Service Centre expression of interest (EOI) for all non-government organisations in the Illawarra Shoalhaven District is now open and accessible via the Community Builders website.

In June 2015, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) Illawarra Shoalhaven District (ISD) will deliver a state of the art OneFACS Service Centre in Coniston.

The aim of the Centre is to provide an integrated and innovative space where non-government organisations (NGOs) and government agencies can work together to break the cycle of disadvantage for local clients. Through the co-location of the three FACS agencies (Community Services; Ageing, Disability and Home Care; and, Housing NSW) and local human service providers, it is envisaged that the Centre will create collaborative and coordinated responses to endemic social issues in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

To realise these aims, ISD is seeking NGOs who can provide support in the following areas:

  • people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness;
  • people suffering from financial hardship or joblessness, or those at risk;
  • people affected by domestic or family violence;
  • people with disabilities;
  • people with mental illness;
  • people with substance misuse issues;
  • children and youth at risk
  • families at risk; or,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

All information and documentation regarding the EOI process, including the application form and applicant guide is available on the Community Builders website from 9am Monday,16 March until 2pm on Monday, 13 April 2015. Please note that any applications sent after this time will not be assessed. You DO NOT need to login into the website to complete your application, simply click on the relevant link to the application form.

When completing your application please make sure all the information requested is provided as incomplete applications may not be assessed. Please do not send any attachments with your application as they will not be assessed.

For information regarding your application please email Michael Tyrpenou via michael.tyrpenou@facs.nsw.gov.au