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Amalia Betihavas posted in Jobs Board

13th May 21, 01:21 PM

Finance Manager • Lead and manage the full finance function for a not-for-profit organisation • Join a dedicated and professional team • Support our growth into sustainable services

Finance Manager
• Lead and manage the full finance function for a not-for-profit organisation
• Join a dedicated and professional team
• Support our growth into sustainable services

St George Community Transport (STGCT) is a government funded, not-for-profit organisation that has provided safe and reliable transport, social support, one on one support, assistance at home and access to the community for people 65 years and over, people with disability, their carers, and private customers since 1987.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Supervision, mentoring and development of the Finance Team and Transport Coordinator.
• End to end responsibility for financial reporting, including monthly financial reporting, preparation of annual financial accounts for external audit and commentary on performance.
• All financial reporting to funding bodies and statutory reporting.
• Oversee payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations and petty cash management.
• Preparation and consolidation of annual budgets and forecasts.
• Participation and attendance at management team meetings and Board meetings as required.

The right applicant will have:
• Recognised tertiary qualifications in Accounting.
• Certification with a recognised professional accounting organisation.
• Experience working in the not-for-profit sector.
• Ability to contribute as a Senior Manager to management decisions affecting the long-term viability and sustainability of the organisation.
• Willingness to support the organisation through a period of growth into sustainable business enterprises.
• Demonstrated experience in analysing problems, identifying and initiating workable solutions, with the typical constraints of limited resources and skills in a small not-for-profit organisation.
• Ability to work ‘hands on’ as part of a small team.
• High level of computer literacy, specifically Microsoft Office products and experience with Reckon software.
• Strong excel and analytical skills.

Salary:
This position will be paid under Level 8 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award. Tax effective salary packaging options are also available.

STGCT applies a merit-based selection approach in hiring new employees. A recruitment pack detailing the position description, information on the organisation and the selection process can be downloaded from our website https://www.stgct.org.au/join_us.html
In order to apply for this role please ensure you upload the following documents:
• A statement addressing the selection criteria.
• A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please contact the CEO Carol Strachan for more information on 02 9585 3000. Please email your application to our Team Leader, Quality and HR at [email protected].
Applications close on the 28th May 2021 at 6.00pm.
Join our team and make a difference to the lives of many in our community

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Maria Votano posted in Jobs Board

12th May 21, 04:02 PM

Family Support Worker (Maternity Leave till January 2022). As a member of the Greenacre Area Community Centre staff team, the role of Family Support Worker is to: Work with the target group to provide a range of targeted early intervention (TEI) services. Target groups include: children 0-5, children 6-18, younger parents, single parents and CALD communities.

Family Support Worker (Maternity Leave till January 2022).
As a member of the Greenacre Area Community Centre staff team, the role of Family Support Worker is to:
Work with the target group to provide a range of targeted early intervention (TEI) services. Target groups include: children 0-5, children 6-18, younger parents, single parents and CALD communities.

You will offer intake and assessment, case work, referrals and support, mentoring and parenting education to families with children aged 0–18 years, capacity building programs and individual and family counselling. This position also requires you to organise and run peer support groups and to work with our Supported Playgroup team for 2 hours each week.

If you are passionate about working with vulnerable communities to make a difference, this role has lots of variety and enables you to be creative and to work in partnership with local organisations, schools and with local networks and interagency groups.

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Erin Heine posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

12th May 21, 08:02 AM

NSW Ministry of Health - Updated Guidance to Disability Service Providers Disability Service Providers 11/05/21 The advice by NSW Health Public Health Response Branch for residential disability care providers and home care service providers has been UPDATED today (11 May 2021) on the NSW Health Disability Support Providers webpage at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-support.aspx. 1. COVID UPDATE • The key messages are:

NSW Ministry of Health - Updated Guidance to Disability Service Providers Disability Service Providers 11/05/21

The advice by NSW Health Public Health Response Branch for residential disability care providers and home care service providers has been UPDATED today (11 May 2021) on the NSW Health Disability Support Providers webpage at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-support.aspx.

1. COVID UPDATE
• The key messages are:
o There has been local transmission of COVID-19 in NSW with close and casual contact locations identified.
o For residential disability care facilities within the Greater Sydney area, including metropolitan Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong:
 All staff and visitors should wear a surgical mask where possible
 Residents should limit visitors to a maximum of two visitors each day. They may have different visitors each day.
o Greater Melbourne is currently considered an affected area, with a number of places of high concern.
o Western Australia has been removed as an affected area.
o This information can change rapidly so please check the web at least daily for updates.
o Influenza vaccination is recommended for all staff, residents and visitors to residential disability care facilities.
o You can find a list of NSW close and casual contact locations here.
• Providers are reminded that:
o the guidance provided presents the latest advice from NSW Health to assist in the assessment of risk and the prevention of community transmission
o they should carefully balance the need for infection control with the rights of people with disability to receive disability services and to engage in all their usual activities
o people with disability, disability workers and families should be reminded that when attending sites where there are crowds, it is important to remain COVID aware and maintain COVIDSafe practices including:
 handwashing and hand sanitising
 cough and sneeze etiquette
 physical distancing, and
 checking in when entering hospitality and other sites. Any problems with using QR codes should be directed to Service NSW in the first instance on 13 77 88.
If providers need assistance with assessing risk or require advice about how to implement the NSW Health advice, they should consult their local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 or email [email protected].

2. GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE
• NSW Health has issued further alert this evening about the situation in Victoria. People arriving in NSW arriving from the Greater Melbourne area from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 12 May 2021) must complete a declaration which confirms that they have not attended a venue of concern. These declarations will be available on the Service NSW website soon.
• You can find advice on face mask requirements for the general community in NSW here.
• The mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park opened yesterday with hundreds of people receiving their COVID-19 vaccine and thousands more booked in for this week. All reports are that the process is running smoothly.
• You can find further information on where to get vaccinated here.
• General advice on COVID-19 in NSW can be found here.

3. ALERTS AND HELP
• The cases of community transmission in Sydney and Melbourne are a reminder that we need to maintain all COVIDSafe behaviours, especially the use of QR codes or other methods for checking into business and other locations.

• If you do not have a mobile phone or cannot use the QR code for any other reason, the venue is required to have an alternative option to check in: “You must provide an alternative form of electronic check-in for people without smartphones”. Read more here and here. Direct any concerns or inquiries in the first instance to Service NSW on 13 77 88.

• NB: Advice will change quickly in response to new information (including identification of community transmission sites)

• We will send an email alert if/when the guidance changes but it is recommended that you regularly check the latest advice on the NSW Health website.

• If you require advice on anything related to the guidance contact:
• your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055
• the Ministry of Health on (02) 9391 9858 or [email protected].

4. COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT
• A reminder that anyone in Phase 1a or 1b can make a booking for a vaccination by following the question sets on the Vaccine Eligibility Checker and answering the questions to reflect their situation. Some of the NSW Health Vaccine Clinics are not yet linked via this booking system. If you are located in an area not covered by one of the listed clinics, check back in regularly to see when your area has been added.

• You may also be approached by your Local Health District (LHD) to connect you with a local clinic in the meantime. If you are contacted, you are encouraged to take the opportunity to organise vaccinations for your residents and staff. If you wish to make contact with your LHD, please use your usual connections or email [email protected].

• If you have any concerns about, or difficulties with, the Eligibility Checker process or vaccinations more generally (including specific questions about vaccinations in NSW for the disability sector), you can get assistance from the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080.

• Feedback from people with disability and disability providers about:

o attending the Sydney Olympic Park Mass Vaccination Clinic has been consistently positive. There is some disability parking at the back of the centre. Flag your disability parking needs when you are asked for information about any mobility issues, and ask for advice on how to book. There is a rear entrance from the disability parking area that provides easy access to the centre

o access to vaccinations in rural areas has also been very positive, with a number having been contacted by their LHD disability leads with offers to residents and staff to attend LHD Vaccination Clinics group bookings.

• We understand that Aspen Medical (the vaccination provider engaged by the Commonwealth Department of Health to deliver inreach for disability group homes) is about to begin inreach visits. Once further advice comes to hand about locations we will let you know. In the meantime, access options include NSW Health Clinics, GPs (for those over 50) or the two Sonic Pfizer Clinics.

• The Commonwealth has advised that this online form can be used to make a declaration of eligibility under Phase 1a or 1b:

o https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-eligibility-declaration-form

Alternatively, people working in the disability sector can produce a letter from their employer to show that they work in the disability sector. The letter or declaration can be produced electronically (for example, on a mobile phone).

• Providers are reminded not to forget flu vaccinations and to ensure 14 days between flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

General
Direct any specific questions or suggestions about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability or disability workers to the Disability Team at the Vaccine Taskforce by emailing [email protected].

For any other inquiries or concerns call the Ministry of Health on (02) 9391 9858 or email [email protected].

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Colleen Murray posted in Jobs Board

11th May 21, 06:04 PM

VACANCY Woomera Aboriginal Corporation Albury is seeking to employ a Carer Compliance and Support Officer in the Permanency Support Program. For further information please contact the Team Leader Maleah Curtain-Marlowe on 0260 577 400 or
[email protected]
Applications close Friday 21 May 2021 at 12md.

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Matthew Collins posted in Community Announcements

28th Apr 21, 10:31 AM

We’re excited to introduce Gig Buddies Central Coast, a charity that tackles social isolation for adults (18+) with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism living within the region. We’re newly established on the Central Coast having been operating in Sydney for 6+ years. We pair up adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism with a volunteer - both of whom share a mutual interest(s); age, gender and location preferences are also taken into consideration.

We’re excited to introduce Gig Buddies Central Coast, a charity that tackles social isolation for adults (18+) with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism living within the region.

We’re newly established on the Central Coast having been operating in Sydney for 6+ years. We pair up adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism with a volunteer - both of whom share a mutual interest(s); age, gender and location preferences are also taken into consideration.

Once paired up, ‘buddies’ catch up 1-2 times per month and attend events of their choosing.

Essentially, it’s about adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism attending mainstream events with a friend rather than with a support worker or a relative. We emphasise that the volunteer benefits just as much as the buddy - this is all about expanding social circles, meeting new people and trying new experiences.

We’re looking for buddies and volunteers who reside on the Central Coast. If you’d like to know more about our services, please check out our website: www.gigbuddiescentralcoast.org

For those who may have questions, our contact details can be found via the website. Alternatively, we can be reached via our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages

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Erin Heine posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

28th Apr 21, 10:18 AM

NSW Ministry of Health - Updated Guidance to Disability Service Providers - 27/4/21 The advice by NSW Health Public Health Response Branch for residential disability care providers and home care service providers has been UPDATED yesterday (27 April 2021) on the NSW Health Disability Support Providers webpage at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-support.aspx 1. COVID UPDATE: The key messages are:

NSW Ministry of Health - Updated Guidance to Disability Service Providers - 27/4/21

The advice by NSW Health Public Health Response Branch for residential disability care providers and home care service providers has been UPDATED yesterday (27 April 2021) on the NSW Health Disability Support Providers webpage at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-support.aspx

1. COVID UPDATE: The key messages are:
• The restrictions on entry by staff and visitors who have been to Western Australia close or casual contact venues in the last 14 days has been updated in relation staff:
o Staff are allowed to work if they have been to Perth or the Peel region since 17 April 2021 provided they have had a negative test result. Staff who have been to these areas must continue to wear a mask until further notice

• Visitors are restricted from entry to residential disability and home care services if they have been to Perth or the Peel region Western Australia since 17 April 2021 unless they are providing essential care to residents or with permission based on compassionate reasons.

2. ALERTS AND HELP:
• The advice can still change quickly in response to new information (including identification of community transmission sites)
• We will send an email alert if/when the guidance changes but it is recommended that you regularly check the latest advice on the NSW Health website.
• If you require advice on anything related to the guidance contact:
• your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055
• the Ministry of Health on (02) 9391 9858 or [email protected].

3. VACCINE ROLLOUT:
• The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a new COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert 23 April 2021.

• This provider alert along with other resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is available from the dedicated web page for disability service providers on the Department of Health website. This page will be updated regularly.

• The Department of Health will update the following web page Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines with any new advice on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

• Any communications from NSW Health regarding vaccinations and the disability sector will be alerted to you through this email channel and will be posted on our website.

• Flu vaccinations - people with disability, and providers/carers who support them, are recommended to proceed with influenza vaccinations as per their usual annual arrangements as soon as practicable. Note: ATAGI recommends a 14 day period between vaccinations for flu and COVID-19. You can see the statement regarding flu vaccination for 2021 from the Therapeutic Goods Administration here.

• General Information

o Direct any questions in the first instance to the Disability Team at the Vaccine Taskforce by emailing [email protected].
o If you have any remaining questions or concerns call the Ministry of Health on (02) 9391 9858 or email [email protected].

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Suzanne Piggott posted in Jobs Board

27th Apr 21, 02:31 PM

Position Vacant with CatholicCare Wilcannia Forbes, Bourke. Aboriginal Early Childhood Educator CatholicCare provides a broad range of innovative social services in response to the needs of communities in western NSW. This position is an identified Aboriginal position, based in Bourke, part time (3 days per week) and requires you to; •To support Aboriginal families to provide developmentally rich learning environments for children 0-5

Position Vacant with CatholicCare Wilcannia Forbes, Bourke.

Aboriginal Early Childhood Educator

CatholicCare provides a broad range of innovative social services in response to the needs of communities in western NSW.

This position is an identified Aboriginal position, based in Bourke, part time (3 days per week) and requires you to;

•To support Aboriginal families to provide developmentally rich learning environments for children 0-5
•To provide information and activities to Aboriginal children and their families for successful transition to school.
•To promote the importance of early childhood education within families and communities

This position is offered on a maximum term contract and may be extended depending on funding.

An attractive remuneration package is on offer commensurate with qualifications and experience. Only those who specifically address the selection criteria will be considered.

If you are interested in the position or would like to talk to a CatholicCare Aboriginal staff member, please call Human Resources on 02 6850 1788.

For an Information Package and the Selection Criteria, please visit:
Website: www.ccwf.org.au/about-us/employment
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 6850 1788

Applications Close: 5.00 pm Monday 17 May 2021

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Annemarie Webb posted in Community Announcements

27th Apr 21, 12:17 PM

Key 2 learning is proud to be able to offer Fee free qualifications to People over 17.
The Diploma in Community Services and the Certificate 111 in Individual Support.
We are starting face to face training with work placement early May.
Please contact Key 2 Learning contact details on the flyer.
Limited places available

MB

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Mardi Bell posted in Community Announcements

26th Apr 21, 11:37 AM

Family & Carer Mental Health Program FREE Staying Connected When Emotions Run High one day workshop for CARERS (not professionals).
Registrations open till 3/5/2021
Registration essential
Phone: 43 221855
Email: [email protected]
FACILITATED BY: Dr Annemaree Bickerton and Toni Garretty.
DATE: 26 May 2021
TIME: 8.45AM - 3.45PM
VENUE: Gosford Golf Course 22 Racecourse Road Gosford
Morning tea and lunch provided.

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Darrin Wilson posted in Jobs Board

21st Apr 21, 12:39 PM
Updated 21st Apr 21, 12:40 PM by Darrin Wilson

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED Southwest Community Transport. Provide individual transport for most reasons you might need to access your community and group transport for socials and shopping services to the people of south west Sydney who live in the LGA's of Wollondilly, Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Fairfield who are over the age of 65 years, younger people living with a disability and transport disadvantaged persons.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED
Southwest Community Transport.
Provide individual transport for most reasons you might need to access your community and group transport for socials and shopping services to the people of south west Sydney who live in the LGA's of Wollondilly, Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Fairfield who are over the age of 65 years, younger people living with a disability and transport disadvantaged persons.

We are currently seeking volunteer drivers to provide valuable supports to some of the most vulnerable within our local community.
Volunteer drivers will assist in social outings, shopping trips, personal engagements and medical appointments.

As a volunteer driver for South West Community Transport, you will need to have a current car licence , a caring nature, and have the physical ability to assist the clients, if requested.

In return we can offer you training and a chance to make a difference in your community.
If this sounds like you - please call us on 96032106 or email
Transport @swct.com.au and speak to Darrin or Genevieve

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