Learner Driver Log Book Run

The next free Learner Driver Log Book Run is this Sunday

An opportunity for you and your supervisor to experience a variety of driving conditions to increase safe driver behaviour.

To register online go to http://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/youngdrivers

See details below:

Date: Sunday 2 June 2019

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pmpm (Please arrive by 9:45 am to complete official registration)

Location: Lake Illawarra PCYC – Redall Parade, Lake Illawarra

Cost: FREE

Meals: Pizza lunch provided (please advise if you have any special dietary requirements)

Log Book Hours: Learner Drivers must have a minimum of 40 log book hours to participate. Sorry no bonus hours are available for participation in this program.

Bring: Supervisor, Learner, L-plates, Licences, Log Book, Vehicle in safe working order with plenty of fuel

An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours

Final Call For Registrations For The Following NSW Training Workshops

For us to bring this training nationally from Regional Victoria we do need a minimum of registrations for this workshop. Our community partners are committed to hosting this training, especially in regional areas to save travel to major cities. We would greatly appreciate any final registrations for this workshop to be sent immediately please [within the next 5 business days]. This will allow us to make the final decision as to if this workshop will go ahead.

Places are filling fast…

Hi Everyone …J

[the following training workshops are accredited with ACWA [Australian Community Workers Association] for 6 CPE points]

SAFE in Oz will be presenting‘An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours’, a 2 Day Training Workshopin partnership with

The Disability Trust in Bega on

Thursday & Friday 6th & 7th June 2019

Bega Workshop Flyer

Mum’s Cottage in Holmesville on

Thursday & Friday 17th & 18th June 2019

Holmesville Workshop Flyer

St Vincent De Paul – Nagle Centre Care & Support in Campbelltown on

Thursday & Friday 20th & 21st June 2019

Campbelltown Workshop Flyer

Community HUB in Castle Hill on

Monday & Tuesday 24th & 25th June 2019

Castle Hill Workshop Flyer

Women’s Centre for Health & Wellbeing (Albury-Wodonga) Inc in Albury on

Thursday & Friday 27th & 28th June 2019

Albury Workshop Flyer


Monday & Tuesday 8th & 9th July 2019

Weston Workshop Flyer

Homebase Youth Services in Taree on

Thursday & Friday 11th & 12th July 2019

Taree Workshop Flyer

Singleton Neighbourhood house in Singleton on

Monday & Tuesday  15th & 16th July 2019

Singleton Workshop Flyer

TAMS in Tamworth on

Thursday & Friday 18th & 19th July 2019

Tamworth Workshop Flyer

Uralla Neighbourhood Centre in Uralla on

Monday & Tuesday 22nd & 23rd July 2019

Uralla Workshop Flyer

Narrabri & District Community Aid Service Inc. in Narrabri on

Thursday & Friday 25th & 26th July 2019

Narrabri Workshop Flyer

Click link to access the workshop flyer, and an electronic workshop registration form is attached for your convenience …

We would greatly appreciate you forwarding this information throughout your local networks … Thanks J

SAFE in Oz aim to give workshop participants an insight into the headspace of a person who participates in self-destructive behaviour/s in order to better understand their ‘real’ world and life experiences. The training encapsulates their lifespan and is flexible and responsive to the workshop participants.

Day 1 – What is it all about?  – Learning Outcomes

What self-destructive behaviour is or is not, the diverse range of presentations of self-destructive behaviours, the reasons why individuals use these behaviours as a coping mechanism and how it starts, the extraneous variables in peoples’ lives and environments that impact on this behaviour, understand the triggers for the behaviour and why it continues, safer and healthier options and activities that you can share with your clients, self-soothing for clients and self-care for workers and the diverse correlations to the overall lifespan of a person.

Day 2 – Our response to Self-Destructive behaviour/s – Learning Outcomes

Meeting the needs of a client with self-destructive behaviour, understand available treatment environments and associated problems, understand essential components of boundaries and associated problems, addressing support/management plan for clients using this behaviour, meeting the needs and supporting the worker in a complex needs environment, how to respond to the person and not react to the behaviour, and further training available in this field.

Over the two days you will learn how diverse the spectrum of self-destructive behaviour is and how it impacts on a persons’ physical, emotional, spiritual and social being.

Throughout the workshop, SAFE in Oz will encourage participants to employ strength based practice, in collaboration with their clients, as a means to discovering a myriad of healthier and safer alternative behaviours to use in response to their inner trauma.

As this behaviour does not impact solely on the physical aspect of an individual’s life, the workshop also links self-destructive behaviour to its impact on the, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of life and explore the related long term effects.

The workshop will discuss the connection of this behaviour and suicide, BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder], mental illness, sexual assault and domestic violence, offering an insight of the link with adolescence and aged persons.

The presentation mode for the workshop is both interactive and activity based and includes ‘real’ case studies, PowerPoint presentation, and a DVD.

Each workshop participant is provided with a SAFE in Oz presentation folder. The folder includes a workbook for each day which contains a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, activity sheets and additional subject related reference material. The activity sheets include strategies and tools for use with clients, while the reference material acts to enhance understanding, give insight into related topics and support you in your work practice.

All of our trainers have an assortment of qualifications, everyone has their Cert IV in Training & Assessment, they all have multiple qualifications in areas such as social work, AOD, youth, DFV, mental health, frontline management, development educator and community services. They are mature trainers with years of experience under their belts and have all worked with and supported clients who have self-destructive behaviours.

You can access information on our website www.safeinoz.com.au and links to our Training Calendar, individual workshop information and generic registration form.

There are limited places for the workshops. Cost:  $440pp or Early Bird $400 if registered and paid 30 days prior to workshop commencement. There is also an Early Bird group registration of 5+ staff at $350 each where they are on the same registration form and paid on the same tax invoice 30 days prior to the workshop.

LGBT parents in schools

Researchers at Macquarie University are doing a study to explore LGBT parents’ positive experiences within Australian schools.

Particularly, opinions on how to best include LGBT parents in schools and their experiences of welcoming school environments.

Would the Research be a good fit for me?

The study might be good for you if:

  • You are an Australian
  • You are an LGBT parent 18 years or older
  • You have experience with a child being enrolled in an Australian school

Participants involved with this study will be asked:

  • questions about their child’s school (e.g. grade, type of school)
  • demographic questions about their family (e.g. income, marital status), and
  • opinions on how schools could be more welcoming for LGBT parented families.

Participants will be required to voluntarily complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey The LGBT Parent School Support Survey can be found at:


The LGBT Parent School Support Facebook page can be found at:


First Step Program Bus Tour

Registrations are now open for the First Step Program Bus Tour, Thursday 20th June from 10.00am till 2.00pm.

First Step Program intend to continually improve the way they relate to other services and increase staff knowledge around the issues of Drugs and Alcohol, trusting that this opportunity will address gaps in networking and referrals between services. The bus tour gives participants an on the ground view of the current situation around drug use and Blood Borne Infection(BBI) transmissions. It provides an opportunity to dispel myths and “get the real story” on such a hidden, sensitive, and not often talked about area.


09.45am       Meeting at First Step Program, Port Kembla Hospital, Fairfax Road, Warrawong.

10.00am          Depart for Hill 60, Port Kembla

10.45am          Warilla Community Health Centre

11.15am          The Wollongong Hospital Automatic Dispensing Machine 

11.45am          Rawson Street Centre, Wollongong site visit

12.15pm          Darcy House, Port Kembla site visit

12.45pm          Darcy House for lunch

Cost is $15.00 which goes to Darcy House for providing lunch. Click here to register or Google ‘Sticky Tickets June FSP Bus Tour ’. Places are limited and book out fast.

What other people are saying about the tour:

‘I wouldn’t change anything about the tour except make it longer!’ ‘The entire concept is great’  ‘An amazing way to challenge your personal views and opinions’ ‘When’s the next one?

First Step Program is a free and confidential blood borne virus prevention service In the Illawarra and Shoalhaven area. The service provides clean injecting equipment, free condoms as well as support and referrals in all matters of health and welfare including detox and rehabilitation.  First Step Program provide outreach services and education on HIV,

Hepatitis A, B and C and waste management of used syringes to individuals and groups.

A collaborative initiative between First Step Program HARP, & Healthy Cities Illawarra

Casual Youth Worker | Kiama Council

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team who are committed to creating a Municipality that has a healthy, vibrant, beautiful environment and harmonious connected and resilient community. We are focused on, not only achieving our organisational goals but assisting staff to realise their professional and personal goals.

The role:

You will be required to supervise SENTRAL drop-in services and assist in coordinating activities involving young people, primarily on a Saturday. In this role you will also assist in developing programs that support the social, emotional, recreational, educational and personal development needs of young people in the Kiama Local Government area.

We offer:

  • Casual employment
  • Hourly rate from $35.48 to $38.06 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience) plus applicable weekend penalty rates
  • plus 9.5% superannuation

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Melissa Andrews – SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator on 0491 153 834

Closing Date: Monday 10 June at 11.30 pm

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide.