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Veronica Moya posted in Community Announcements

23rd Oct 17, 11:35 AM

Freedom Wheels is coming to North Richmond!

TAD will be offering Freedom Wheels assessments, free of charge, on Tuesday 7th of November at the North Richmond Community Centre - 33 William St, North Richmond.
Freedom Wheels bikes provide extra support for children who find regular bikes difficult to ride.
TAD's qualified Occupational Therapists will tailor the supports to the individual needs of each rider.
Freedom Wheels assessments are free of charge, and there is no obligation to purchase a Freedom Wheels bike following the assessment. If a Freedom Wheels bike is not the right option, we will refer to other appropriate services.
Call us today on 1300 663 243 to reserve your assessment time or email Veronica Moya, Community Awareness Officer at [email protected]


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Amalia Betihavas posted in Jobs Board

19th Oct 17, 03:11 PM

Director, Community Capacity

3Bridges Community is a non-profit organisation which impacts the lives of 40,000 vulnerable people in South Eastern Sydney each year. Our vision is for people to live in connected and enriched communities.

About the role
This is a senior leadership role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer with a broad portfolio of business units. This is a new position and there is an opportunity to build a renewed and focused team that has the maximum impact on building community capacity and increasing inclusion.

You will be responsible for leading the growth of the
1. Registered Training Organisation & Training funded through Commonwealth Home Support Program
2. Brain and Mental Health Programs
3. Targeted Earlier Intervention Programs
4. Community Development Initiatives

Your duties will include:

• Contributing to the leadership of organisational strategy and the organisational culture.
• Leading the development of person centred and outcome focused approaches to developing individual and community capacity.
• Accountability for the financial and operational performance of the RTO, Brain and Mental Health Programs including the Arrowsmith Program and Targeted Earlier Intervention Programs.
• Leading and managing the operations and strategic growth of the RTO and Brain and Mental Health programs which includes the Arrowsmith Program.
• Leading the integration of targeted earlier intervention programs across business units and ensure TEI quality practice is embraced.
• Integrating services to ensure accessible and innovative choices for community members that enhance wellness, inclusion and connection.
• Identifying alternate revenue and investment streams to support innovative, inclusive community service activities.
• Ensuring that the most marginalised people are supported and that those with capacity to pay are attracted to customised service delivery.

Skills and Experience should encompass:

• Demonstrated thought leadership and relationship strength to improve service delivery in partnership with key stakeholders.
• High level understanding of community development and education and an appreciation for 2 or more of the following areas: brain and mental health housing, employment services, disability and youth services.
• Significant experience dealing with complex financial and resource management matters.
• Service development, business management and marketing skills.
• Personal resilience, strategic leadership, conceptual capacity, persuasive presentation and relationship skills in a changing work environment and sector.
• Ability to drive a culture that values continuous improvement, stakeholder engagement and participatory leadership.
• Experience in managing and leading a diverse team through change with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Ability to negotiate complex issues with executive colleagues and the Board to ensure a compliance with quality systems, a high level of performance and a high quality of service.
• Prior leadership of innovative evidence based community programs.
• Demonstrated leadership, with excellent relationship change management and communication skills.

• Attractive salary with salary sacrifice options
• Flexible work options

To apply click apply below or for more information contact our CEO on 02 85584021 or email [email protected].

Visit us at to learn more about us.

Applications close: 9 November 2017

Director Community Capacity Closes 9 November 2017.pdf (220.67 KB)
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Angela Gauci posted in Jobs Board

18th Oct 17, 03:21 PM


• Be part of making a difference in the local community
• Work close to home – St Marys location
• Increase your take home pay with salary packaging

Our client, Bridging the Gap (BTG) is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to join their team in the role of Team Leader for Brighter Futures & Youth Hope programs.

Your new employer…
BTG is an independent, not for profit, community organisation who fosters a friendly, highly productive work environment. BTG is a Christian organisation so it’s important all staff adhere to the Mission and Values of the organisation. Applicants are encouraged to view these statements on their website:

Does your personal mission statement align with that of BTG: “To serve and build hope in those who are abused, neglected, lonely, disadvantaged or hurting in our community. We aim to equip, empower and grow children, young people and families.” If so, read on…

Your new job…
Reporting to the Program Manager, this role manages 6 staff in the Brighter Futures and Youth Hope teams.

The Brighter Futures and Youth Hope programs support families with children aged between 0-8 and 9-15 years in the provision of an integrated, child and young person focused case management service focused on resolving concerns for children’s safety, welfare and wellbeing and strengthening the family unit.

The role is Full Time at 37.5 hours per week and is permanent as funding allows. Salary will be paid in accordance with the NSW SCHADS Award and this role will be classified at Level 6, pay point to be determined based on experience. The role is based in St Marys and will require some travel as necessary. Pool cars are available for use however there may be occasions where use of a personal car may be required therefore a current driver’s license and a registered vehicle are required.

What you’ll need to succeed…
You will be passionate about family services and bring a sound knowledge of the community sector to the role. Your experience will also include a strong background in child protection as well as evidence of successful team leadership.

As an integral member of the leadership team, you will share the vision, mission and beliefs of the organisation.

Selection Criteria…
• Tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling, or minimum 5 years’ experience working with vulnerable families
• Minimum 2 years’ experience leading a casework team; supervising staff working with high-risk families
• Experience working with families via a strengths-based, solution-focused approach, within a child-centered, family focused service
• Demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial contact (including hard to engage families), build relationships of trust and cooperation, and resolve conflict
• Skills in assisting staff to identify children and young people at risk of harm, including completing safety assessments and safety planning
• Experience advocating and liaising with FaCS, completing the Mandatory Reporters’ Guide, making Risk of Significant Harm Reports
• Thorough knowledge of Child Protection, and a working knowledge of issues relating to Family Violence, Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Parenting Skills, Child Behaviour Management, Learning Difficulties, Parental Mental Health and Social Isolation
• Demonstrated experience working with clients from ATSI and CALD backgrounds
• Current NSW or National Driver’s Licence, and access to a registered vehicle
• Experience in the Brighter Futures or Youth Hope Program or similar (desirable)

Are you a relational leader and consider yourself highly organized, with an understanding of either the Brighter Futures or Youth Hope program, then this may be the role for you!

What you’ll get in return…
• High level of diversity in role
• Excellent working environment
• Supportive work environment
• Clinical supervision
• Generous Salary Packaging Options

What to do now…
Please see attached Information Pack.

For more information visit or contact us on (02) 4555 4634.

All applicants will be required to address the criteria mentioned in the dot points above.

To apply please send a cover letter addressing the criteria or the selection criteria form (from the Information Pack) along with your resume before the closing date.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, don’t delay, apply today!

Closing date: COB (5pm) Wednesday 1st November 2017

All applicants will be required to provide current clearance of a NSW Working with Children Check as well as a recent Police Check.

009BTG_Info Pack.pdf (1.57 MB)

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Jay Gleeson posted in Jobs Board

18th Oct 17, 02:52 PM

Family Support Worker - Family Insight, Newcastle

Family InSight is a not-for-profit organisation funded primarily by the Department of Family and Community Services. We work with vulnerable families and communities to increase parenting capacity, empower families and break the cycle of disadvantage.

About the Role

The Family Worker (FW) Program supports children aged 0-12 and their families through individual case management; group work, positive parenting, early literacy and transition to school programs.

This is a part time (3-4 day a week) role with flexibility around work days.

Applicants must provide a current resume and address the selection criteria to be considered for this position.

To obtain the information package email [email protected]. or call 02 49610700

Applications should be directed to [email protected] or Family Insight PO Box 194 Waratah NSW 2298.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 7th, November 2017.
For more information please contact Jay Gleeson on 02 49610700.

Family Worker Position Ad Nov 7.docx (39.84 KB)

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Brendan Bennett posted in Community Announcements

18th Oct 17, 09:31 AM

In celebration of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2017, the South Western Sydney Mental Health – Gambling Help Service will host a screening of the documentary ‘Kaching – Pokie Nation’ at Liverpool Hospital.

South Western Sydney Mental Health Gambling Help Service
‘Ka-ching – Pokie Nation’ documentary screening
24 October 2017, 1.30pm–3.30pm
Conference Room 3, Thomas and Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital

RSVP: ASAP to [email protected], 9616 4047


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Susanne Lundback posted in Community Announcements

9th Oct 17, 05:20 PM

Are you concerned about your teenager's mental health?
headspace Brookvale Youth Access Clinician and Community Engagement Officer will cover:
Common issues that bring people to headspace
Education session around anxiety, depression and disordered eating
Signs, symptoms and warning signs
Local support and referral pathways
Organised by The Burdekin Association in partnership with headspace Brookvale.
DATE: 26 Oct TIME: 6.15 AT: PCYC Kingsway, Dee Why.
BOOKING: 8976 1777.

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Amalia Betihavas posted in Jobs Board

6th Oct 17, 01:40 PM


About the company.
We are a leading independent not for profit community organization. We embrace innovative service approaches and have over 40 years’ combined experience in providing services to local people. We build community capacity and resilience. Our team consists of 140 staff and almost 300 passionate volunteers.

About the role.
An exciting opportunity for a My Aged Care Specialist to assist in the day to day operation of the ‘My Aged Care’ gateway. The main responsibilities include responding to enquiries and providing information on 3Bridges services and assisting in the assessment and the registration process of potential customers through the ‘My Aged Care’ Gateway.

This is a part time position of approximately 22 hours per week, working days being Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

Essential experience or skills
• Understanding of and/or experience in the health and aged care service sectors.
• Demonstrated computer skills with capacity to learn and use electronic reporting systems.
• Experience in client assessment.
• Good organisational and problem solving skills.
• Strong Communication and interpersonal skills.
• Previous experience in waitlist management and booking systems.
• Ability to manage competing priorities.
• Proven skills in relationship management with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Proven ability to work in busy environment, skills in time management and ability to prioritise.
• Ability to work effectively in a team.
• An understanding of Work Health Safety issues.

Desirable criteria
• Previous experience caring for older frail people.
• Second Language.

• Attractive salary with salary sacrifice options
• Flexible work options

To obtain an information pack visit The successful candidate must undergo a National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

As an EEO employer we welcome applications from people of NESB and ATSI backgrounds.

To obtain an information pack visit

For further details please contact Michelle Percuoco on 1300 327 434. Please forward applications to [email protected].

Applicants must address the selection criteria above. Applicants who forward resume without addressing the criteria will not be considered.

Applications Close: Friday 13th October, 2017

My Aged Care Specialist - Recruitment pack Final.pdf (229.53 KB)

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Geeta Dhir posted in Jobs Board

4th Oct 17, 04:25 PM

• A fantastic opportunity to join the existing team of Family Advisors
• Part time role working 4 days per week
• 1 Year Fixed term contract
• Based in Penrith

Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) believes everyone is entitled to positive, supportive and healthy relationships. Our work is centred on building strong family relationships and community connections. As a leading independent non-profit organisation, we focus on those in greatest need, and we conduct our work with respect for difference and social inclusiveness.

Family Relationship Centres (FRC are funded by the Commonwealth government to strengthen and assist families and provide support through family separation. Core services provided by the Centres include assessment, information provision, referral and Family Dispute Resolution. Relationships Australia (NSW) operates FRC’s in Bathurst, Penrith, Blacktown, Northern Beaches, Macquarie Park and Sydney City (CBD).

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and innovative Family Advisor to join our team based in Penrith Centre. If you have a background working with families with complex needs and separated families and have a passion for making a positive social impact through the work you do, this could be the right role for you.

About the role:

Some of the responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
• Providing professional telephone and face-to-face client services including;
 safety Screening;
 providing needs assessments;
 case management;
• Participating in community events and interagency meetings;
• Being part of a tight-knit dedicated team of Family Advisors who deliver quality services to families with complex needs and separated families.

About the successful candidate

This is a 1 year fixed term position working part time 4 days per week.

The successful candidate will have:
• A degree or diploma in social work, counselling, psychology, welfare or health related services;
• Experience in the human services environment in working directly with clients (families and Children)who may be experiencing significant crises, domestic violence or separation;
• Demonstrable skills in client assessment, engagement and awareness of issues relating to client safety, confidentiality and the requirements of relevant legislation (Care and Protection of Children Act, Family Law Act and Privacy Act).
• Proficiency in the use of IT for data entry and record keeping and communication.
• Excellent written / verbal skills – a basic level of counselling skills will be well regarded.

For more information about the role and details on how to apply, click on the link below:

RANSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Australia’s First Nations people are encouraged to apply. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we aim to drive greater equality by practical actions to build strong relationships, increased employment opportunities, and enhanced respect between First Nations peoples and other Australians. RANSW’s RAP can be found on our website at

RANSW recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We work hard to promote a supportive work environment and we have a strong focus on professional development. We offer a range of benefits including salary packaging with significant tax-free benefits.


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Veronica Moya posted in HSNet Newsletter

4th Oct 17, 11:50 AM

Freedom Wheels is coming to Tuggerah!

TAD will be offering Freedom Wheels assessments, free of charge, on Tuesday the 17th of October at the Tuggerah Community Hall, 9 Anzac Rd, Tuggerah 2259.

Freedom Wheels bikes provide extra support for children who find regular bikes difficult to ride.

TAD's qualified Occupational Therapists will tailor the supports to the individual needs of each rider.

Freedom Wheels assessments are free of charge, and there is no obligation to purchase a Freedom Wheels bike following the assessment. If a Freedom Wheels bike is not the right option, we will refer to other appropriate services.

Call us today on 1300 663 243 to reserve your assessment time or email Veronica Moya, Community Awareness Officer at [email protected]

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