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For information on what Illawarra Shoalhaven School-Link is up to find us at our website:

https://nswschool-link.com/contacts-sydney/#/islhd

School-Link aims to;

1. Assist in strengthening formal and informal links at local and area level between TAFE institutes and colleges, schools, school and TAFE counsellors and Local Health District Mental Health Services for children, adolescents and young people

2. Provide training programs for mental health workers and school and TAFE counsellors to enhance skills in the recognition, intervention planning, treatment, support and prevention of mental health problems in children, adolescents and young people

3. Support the implementation of programs in schools for the prevention of or early intervention in mental health problems

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Johanne Sneddon posted in School-Link Illawarra and South East

15th Jun 18, 09:23 AM

South Coast Child Wellbeing Network Conference
Engaging and Collaborating with Children and Families
Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Kym Macfarlane
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Pavilion Kiama
See attached flyer for further information and registration details

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Johanne Sneddon posted in School-Link Illawarra and South East

28th May 18, 09:05 AM

Do you work directly with or provide support to schools and school children?
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Education Support Network is collaborating directly with Department of Education and Catholic Education Office managers to support agencies to engage with schools, students and staff to improve the outcomes for children and young people's learning and Wellbeing.
Membership is open. For more information see attached flyer.

promo flyer.pdf (254.04 KB)
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Michelle Woszatka shared with School-Link Illawarra and South East

5th Feb 18, 10:26 AM

Dear colleagues, You are invited to attend the Culturally Responsive Practice, what does it mean? workshop

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to attend the Culturally Responsive Practice, what does it mean? workshop

The Shoalhaven region is rapidly changing its demographics, as it houses a broad range of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, some CALD are well established communities whilst other are new emerging communities. This has great implications in terms of services delivery for supporting an aging CALD cohort as well as providing services to young CALD families who finding challenging to navigate services and systems.

The aim of this half day workshop is to support services, health and non-government organisations to enhance their cultural capacity to effectively deliver services to people from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds living in the Shoalhaven region. Some of the themes covered in the workshop will involve developing a greater awareness and practical skills in:

• develop a greater understanding of the type of CALD Communities living in the Shoalhaven Region and what are some of the health issues
• understanding culturally responsive practice principles and how it benefits service delivery
• developing skills to actively use interpreters services
• understanding about the Humanitarian Settlement Program and complexities about the Refugee Experience
• implementing strategies to continue developing cross-cultural competence in your service (the Diverse Conversations Tool)

When: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Location: TAFE NSW, Nowra Campus, Building L, Level 1, Room L1.03
Cost: FREE
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Please find attached flyer, click here to register – Limited spaces!

This workshop is supported by TAFE NSW, Australian Red Cross, Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services Inc, Anglicare and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Sofia Lema, ISLHD Multicultural Health Service on 4221 6793

Thank you for your consideration, We look forward to seeing you there!

Please distribute throughout your organisation and networks

Warm regards

Sofia

MW

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Michelle Woszatka shared with School-Link Illawarra and South East

1st Feb 18, 02:44 PM

FOR YOUR DIARY: 2018 ILLAWARRA Families NSW/TEI Bimonthly NETWORK Meetings for Child and Family Workers: 4th Tuesday of month 9:00 – 11.30am rotating venues TBA. ILLAWARRA FNSW NETWORK MEETINGS (Kiama, Shellharbour, Wollongong LGA’s) ALL WELCOME Rotating locations TBC. No meetings Dec and Jan. ILLAWARRA Bimonthly Network Meetings:

FOR YOUR DIARY:
2018 ILLAWARRA Families NSW/TEI Bimonthly NETWORK Meetings for Child and Family Workers:
4th Tuesday of month 9:00 – 11.30am rotating venues TBA.
ILLAWARRA FNSW NETWORK MEETINGS (Kiama, Shellharbour, Wollongong LGA’s) ALL WELCOME
Rotating locations TBC. No meetings Dec and Jan.

ILLAWARRA Bimonthly Network Meetings:
27/2/18 24/4/18 26/6/18 28/8/18 23/10/18
MEETING VENUES CHANGE EACH MEETING - EMAIL/CALL/TEXT MICHELLE IF UNSURE: [email protected] / 0429 070 193.
Arrive 9:00 for a cuppa get into some Networking + info sharing!
Please bring brochures/resources that you would like to share with other services to this meeting. Meet new people + catch up with people you need to see face to face in REAL time!
Meeting starts promptly at 9.30am
Contact Michelle to join our Online Group for local child and family workers and keep up to date with info and events.
From February 2018 we encourage ALL local TEI funded services to connect via HSNET and to attend these valuable meetings.
About... FNSW NETWORK MEETINGS:
We’re a Network of Child and Family Workers from Early Intervention and Prevention focused Services who work with expectant parents, children 0-8 and their families. The Networks provide a valuable opportunity to share information and connect with other service providers, particularly when it comes to helping vulnerable families. Members share information via our Online Group as well as face to face. Our Bimonthly Meetings are a great way to find out about all the great Early Intervention and Prevention Programs and Services in our Region and collaborate with other organisations. Meetings feature presentations, discussion, workshops and guest speakers on agreed topics in response to local data and identified needs of Workers and services.
We aim to support services to improve referral rates and engage hard to reach families, especially ACYFS and FNSW Funded Services and Partners. We offer Professional Development Opportunities (PDO’s) in partnership with others. We partner with ACYFS funded services for meetings, PDO's and Planning. Membership includes 100's of representatives from NGO Child and Family and FNSW Funded Services and Projects, Local Councils, Early Learning Centres and Schools as well as FNSW Strategy Partners: Housing; Health; Education and Communities, Ageing Disability and Home Care and Family and Community Services.
NOTE: Bi-monthly champions meetings are not being scheduled at this stage due to the TEI changes. It is anticipated that the Bi-monthly FNSW/TEI meetings will provide updated TEI information.

[email protected]

MW

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Michelle Woszatka shared with School-Link Illawarra and South East

1st Feb 18, 02:11 PM
Updated 1st Feb 18, 02:20 PM by Michelle Woszatka

FOR YOUR DIARY: 2018 SHOALHAVEN Families NSW/TEI Bimonthly NETWORK Meetings for Child and Family Workers: 1st Thurs of month 12:30 – 3pm rotating venues TBA. 1st March, 3rd May, 5th July, 6th September: Southern Child Well Being Day NOWRA 1st Nov. MEETING VENUES CHANGE EACH MEETING - EMAIL/CALL/TEXT MICHELLE IF UNSURE: [email protected] / 0429 070 193. Arrive 12:30 Bring your lunch and get into some Networking + info sharing!

FOR YOUR DIARY:

2018 SHOALHAVEN Families NSW/TEI Bimonthly NETWORK Meetings for Child and Family Workers:
1st Thurs of month 12:30 – 3pm rotating venues TBA.
1st March, 3rd May, 5th July,
6th September: Southern Child Well Being Day NOWRA
1st Nov.
MEETING VENUES CHANGE EACH MEETING - EMAIL/CALL/TEXT MICHELLE IF UNSURE: [email protected] / 0429 070 193.
Arrive 12:30 Bring your lunch and get into some Networking + info sharing!
Please bring brochures/resources that you would like to share with other services to this meeting. Meet new people + catch up with people you need to see face to face in REAL time!
Meeting starts promptly at 1pm
Contact Michelle to join our Online Group for local child and family workers and keep up to date with info and events.
From February 2018 we encourage ALL local TEI funded services to connect via HSNET and to attend these valuable meetings.
About...
FNSW NETWORK MEETINGS:
We’re a Network of Child and Family Workers from Early Intervention and Prevention focused Services who work with expectant parents, children 0-8 and their families. The Networks provide a valuable opportunity to share information and connect with other service providers, particularly when it comes to helping vulnerable families. Members share information via our Online Group as well as face to face. Our Bimonthly Meetings are a great way to find out about all the great Early Intervention and Prevention Programs and Services in our Region and collaborate with other organisations. Meetings feature presentations, discussion, workshops and guest speakers on agreed topics in response to local data and identified needs of Workers and services.
We aim to support services to improve referral rates and engage hard to reach families, especially ACYFS and FNSW Funded Services and Partners. We offer Professional Development Opportunities (PDO’s) in partnership with others. We partner with ACYFS funded services for meetings, PDO's and Planning. Membership includes 100's of representatives from NGO Child and Family and FNSW Funded Services and Projects, Local Councils, Early Learning Centres and Schools as well as FNSW Strategy Partners: Housing; Health; Education and Communities, Ageing Disability and Home Care and Family and Community Services.
NOTE: Bi-monthly champions meetings are not being scheduled at this stage due to the TEI changes. It is anticipated that the Bi-monthly FNSW/TEI meetings will provide updated TEI information.

[email protected]

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Elicia Ford posted in School-Link Illawarra and South East

29th Jan 18, 02:20 PM

Please see your invitation below to join a free NDCO hosted webinar on Customised Employment. What is Customised Employment?

Please see your invitation below to join a free NDCO hosted webinar on Customised Employment.

What is Customised Employment?
Customised Employment is an individualised approach to vocational supports and services: one person at a time. It consists of two stages: 1) Discovery and 2) Job Creation. The goal of Customised Employment is to tailor jobs/self-employment to fit the skills, interests, strengths, and support needs of the individual whilst meeting the needs of business/the market for a service or product. The Customised Employment model has had much success in Western Australia and this webinar will be a great opportunity to share this person centred approach to employment pathways with services across Australia.

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Webinar: Customised Employment - streamlining sustainable transitions
Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Time: WA: 10.00am–11.00am NT: 11.30am–12.30pm
Qld: 12.00pm–1.00pm SA: 12.30pm–1.30pm
ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Through the NDIS people with disability are increasingly seeking transition to work supports. Join us in this webinar to gain knowledge and an overview of tools and resources to support people who want to work and achieve suitable and sustainable employment using a Customised Employment approach.

This webinar will:
• Provide an overview of the Customised Employment approach
• Encouraging families to be part of the transition journey
• Explore how to maintain successful workplace partnerships
• Broaden thinking around employment supports
• Question and Answer session

Webinar details: Auslan interpreted, live captioned and recorded
60 minutes duration, FREE to participate

Gaelen Williams – National Disability Services
Gaelen has spent the last 10 years in the NFP, Training and Disability Employment sectors holding roles as Trainer & Assessor, Careers & Employment Advisor and Regional Manager. With the Transition to Employment team NDS WA, he has developed and delivered training and mentoring sessions around the Customisation of Employment for people with disabilities. His passion and motivation is working and assisting individuals with barriers, particularly individuals with disabilities, youth at risk and disengaged youth to achieve their full potential with the goals of breaking the cycle of unemployment, helping secure suitable and sustainable employment and to assist them to learn, work and grow.

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MW

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Michelle Woszatka shared with School-Link Illawarra and South East

29th Jan 18, 09:36 AM

Save The Date
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Transition to School Professional Development Day
Early Childhood and Primary Educators learning together to create positive transitions for children and families.

Also suitable for Shoalhaven and Illawarra Supported Playgroup staff.

Location; The Pavilion Kiama
Cost; $80
Registrations open early February, 2018.

MW

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Michelle Woszatka shared with School-Link Illawarra and South East

25th Jan 18, 01:00 PM

South Coast Child Wellbeing Network Conference 2018 Workshop Expressions of Interest are now open Theme: Engaging and Collaborating with Children and Families Services / agencies and professionals within the Illawarra / Shoalhaven are invited to submit an abstract for the 2018 South Coast Child Wellbeing Network conference to be held on the 11th September 2018 in Kiama. see attachment for more information. All submissions must be forwarded to: [email protected]

South Coast Child Wellbeing Network Conference 2018

Workshop Expressions of Interest are now open

Theme: Engaging and Collaborating with Children and Families

Services / agencies and professionals within the Illawarra / Shoalhaven are invited to submit an abstract for the 2018 South Coast Child Wellbeing Network conference to be held on the 11th September 2018 in Kiama.

see attachment for more information.

All submissions must be forwarded to: [email protected]
Any queries or clarifications please call Johanne Sneddon 42541600

MW

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Michelle Woszatka posted in School-Link Illawarra and South East

16th Nov 17, 12:23 PM

Step Together: New Support Service for those concerned someone heading down a violent path

Step Together: New Support Service for those concerned someone heading down a violent path
Step Together is a helpline and website for those concerned someone they care about may be heading down the wrong path, or thinking about using violence to achieve political or social change (sometimes known as violent extremism). Step Together is aimed at building community and individual resilience, and to help “support the supporters”. Step Together can help you move vulnerable people move away from dangerous behaviours and into happier, healthier lives. This is an early intervention program to help prevent the path towards extremism. Johanna would like to work with a range of support organisations to find referral points and promote social and community services. The free helpine service can be accessed by calling 1800 875 204 every day, 7am to 9pm, or you can visit www.steptogether.com.au. Johanna Hough, Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement for Step Together is currently meeting with community organisations about the service. If you would like Johanna to come and meet with your staff to explain this free service, and see how our counsellors can promote your services as part of our referral network, please email [email protected] or call 0447 193 547.

LR

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Louisa Raft posted in School-Link Illawarra and South East

25th Nov 16, 02:52 PM
Updated 25th Nov 16, 02:56 PM by Louisa Raft

Alesco Illawarra is currently recruiting students for our 2017 Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 programs. Do you know a young person who is looking for an alternative to mainstream school education and could benefit from a smaller, supported, flexible learning environment?

Alesco Illawarra is currently recruiting students for our 2017 Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 programs.

Do you know a young person who is looking for an alternative to mainstream school education and could benefit from a smaller, supported, flexible learning environment?

Alesco Illawarra is a registered and accredited non-denominational, independent school for years 9 to 12, operating under the auspices of WEA Illawarra, a not-for-profit community college and Registered Training Organisation.

Our program is suitable for young people who have barriers to completing their education in a mainstream school setting, but are ready and willing to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and their future with the right kind of support. Students complete mandatory Stage 5 BOSTES courses and are eligible for the award of the RoSA, with pathways to the HSC also offered.

Our information brochure and application for enrolment form are attached. Please feel free to forward to anyone you think might be interested or who has clients who would be interested.

If you would like to discuss a potential enrolment, please contact Rhonda Thearle, Lead Teacher, or Maree Wonson, Youth Support Worker, on 4226 1622. Interviews will be held in early December 2016 and late January 2017 if places are still available.