Kiama Library School Holidays

The library has many fabulous school holiday activities on offer this January.

Please check out the website https://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/library/home and book online through Trybooking.

Games Boy 18

Monday 20 January 2020, 1.00 – 3.00 pm (1-hr show + 45 min workshop)

Kiama Library Auditorium

International performer/comedian Sean Murphy will be providing 2 hours of entertainment in the library auditorium. Games Boy ’18 is a comedy show and workshop all about getting kids up and active. Presented by Sean as a super-fan in green and gold spandex, the show comprises interactive, kid-friendly skits and activities that emphasise the possibilities of play without a PlayStation – or any other screen-based device!

Cost: $10.00 per person or $5.00 for children doing the Kiama Library Summer Reading Club Challenge (all accompanying adults MUST buy a ticket)

Children 5-12 yrs. and their accompanying adult (children under 10 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult)

Book online: www.trybooking.com/BGWJT 

Book in asap as all our activities are very popular, but this one promises to be a feast of fun and entertainment.

Important Message from the Cancer Council

For those who are living with and/or being treated for cancer the current bushfire crisis will have impacted some of you directly and it could have changed your circumstances. The Cancer Council want you to know that they are here to help.

Whether you or someone you know are affected by cancer and need emergency financial assistancehelp travelling to cancer treatment, or somewhere to stay during your cancer treatment, the Cancer Council are here.

The Cancer Council are also here to provide emotional support and to answer any questions you might have about cancer – please call the 13 11 20 Information and Support line or access the Online Community so you can get help. The 13 11 20 Information and Support line is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and calls are free and confidential.

There are already people who have reached out for assistance and the Cancer Council are very glad they have.

There are many organisations who are working around the clock to manage both the immediate threat as well as the urgent needs of people and communities across the state and many of you will have donated your time, effort or money to help these fabulous organisations do their work. If you’re not sure how best to help, here are some ways you can support those affected.

It’s important that we continue to look out for each other and ourselves during these difficult months. There are a range of resources available to help you check the current air quality, protect yourself from bushfire smoke or high temperatures, and access necessary support services.

NSW Carers Advisory Council Event

The NSW Carers Advisory Council would like to invite local carers to attend an upcoming event in your local area.

The NSW Carers Advisory Council provides advice to the NSW government on legislation, policy or other matters that affect carers.

Council Chair Prue Warrilow and Council members would like to hear from you about issues that are important to local carers – eg carer recognition, the NDIS, what works well or not so well for people who are caring for older people, or people with mental illness, disability, chronic illness or dementia.

Friday 21 February

Location: The Pavilion Kiama

To see more about the Council go to  https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/advisory-councils/carers

A formal invitation will be sent closer to the event.  If you would like to RSVP to this invite or know of any other community groups who may be interested in attending please contact : NSWCarersAdvisoryCouncilSecretariate@facs.nsw.gov.au

Enquiries:  Kylie Fulton, Program Officer, Department of Communities and Justice

Ph: 8753 8378

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.