(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Expression of Interest – Fletcher Street Hub

Expression of Interest – Fletcher Street Hub

Byron Shire Council would like to invite you to submit an expression of interest for the Fletcher Street Hub, located at 18 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay. 

The Hub is being established in response to the urgent need for structured homelessness and related services in Byron Shire.  It will build upon the current services in our community that are working hard to respond to the increasing volume and complexities of issues for people sleeping rough.    As a space to promote collaboration, it will allow local services to co-locate and improve service access.

The contract is for an initial 3 years followed by the option of a 2 year extension at the discretion of Byron Shire Council.

To view the EOI you must be registered as a user on VendorPanel Marketplace – it’s free to join and only takes a moment.  Register here

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Deadline for lodgement through VendorPanel is Friday 23 October 2020 at 5:00pm

 

Site visit dates: 

Wed, 7th Oct 2020 from 12-2pm

Tues, 13th Oct 2020 from 12-2pm

Please direct all questions to [email protected]

Australia Public Service | Indigenous Apprenticeships Program Intake 2021- Open 12 October

Australia Public Service | Indigenous Apprenticeships Program Intake 2021- Open 12 October

A pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Applications for the 2021 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program open 12 October 2020. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

The Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP) plays a pivotal role in increasing Indigenous employment opportunities across the APS.

Since 2015, the IAP has given over 1,200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people opportunities to join the APS. These are people with diverse backgrounds, including people leaving school, finishing study or looking for a new career.

The 12-month program offers:

·         A permanent, full-time, entry-level job

·         on-the-job training

·         a competitive salary and great benefits

·         a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.

It also offers a range of roles across a number of departments and agencies. You could work in:

·         administration

·         policy and program development

·         service delivery

·         finance

·         human resources

·         information technology.

Check which agencies and departments are participating in the program this year.

To apply online, you’ll need to:

·         answer a question about why you want to join the program

·         confirm your eligibility

·         upload your resume.

There’s no written selection criteria and no need to study. Once you complete your application, you’ll move to stage 2.

Questions, email Hudson recruitment or call 1300 856 993.

Now Open – Consultation Survey, National Youth Policy Framework- Closes 12/10/20

Now Open – Consultation Survey, National Youth Policy Framework- Closes 12/10/20

INVITATION TO PROVIDE INPUT INTO YOUTH POLICY FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION SURVEY        

The Commonwealth Department of Health’s Youth Taskforce is pleased to announce the National Youth Policy Framework Consultation Survey is now live.

The purpose of this consultation is to give young Australians an opportunity to help shape the development of the Framework and share their views on what is most important to them. Further, this consultation will help the Youth Taskforce to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting young Australians, information that will be invaluable as the Youth Taskforce continues to develop and refine the Framework.

The survey is accessible to all young Australians aged 18 and over and is the third consultation round since the Youth Taskforce began its work in June 2019.

The survey can be accessed directly here and some information on the consultation at the Youth Taskforce website.

The survey will be open until Monday 12 October 2020.

Further information:
Elizabeth Bennett
Director | RDA Coordinator
COVID Regional Intelligence and Local Government
Regional Development and Local Government Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 168, Hobart  TAS  7001
t 03 6221 0607 | m 0439 648 720
e [email protected]  | w www.infrastructure.gov.au  

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Lovebites School Survey – North Coast NSW- Closes 9 October

Lovebites School Survey – North Coast NSW- Closes 9 October

A short survey monkey has been developed to capture data for the LOVEBiTES Program being rolled out on the North Coast.  The data collected from the survey will assist in forward planning of LOVEBiTES, identify any gaps in delivery and assist to compile a list of LOVEBiTES contact persons for each High School.

Please find survey link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LoveBiteschools and will remain open until Friday 9 October 2020.

We are hoping for a response from all high schools between Tweed Heads and Bulahdelah (whether they have run Lovebites or not), to give us baseline data for the strategy.

Any questions, please contact Kiah Bowen, [email protected]

Red Cross webinar | Tackling uncertainty and anxiety ahead of the next disaster season | 15/10/20, 10am

Red Cross webinar | Tackling uncertainty and anxiety ahead of the next disaster season | 15/10/20, 10am

Dr Rob Gordon – Tackling uncertainty and anxiety ahead of the next disaster season

Audience: everyone

Date: Thursday 15th October

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n0Ndf3vWRRSeN4G05lU-eQ   

More information
Jessie Huard
NSW Recovery Lead
Australian Red Cross
Mobile 0414 928 129
Email [email protected]

Ageing and Disability Commission launch new data dashboard

Ageing and Disability Commission launch new data dashboard

The ADC collects valuable data related to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people and adults with disability in NSW. They are now sharing this key information on reports to the ADC, including the parties involved, and the types of alleged abuse, neglect and exploitation, in a range of formats including downloadable and accessible PDFs.

New data will be updated on a quarterly basis. This data can further your knowledge on how to improve local service operations to better protect older people and adults with disability in their family, home and community.

Click here to see data for 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020

Fams | Hosting a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, 28/10/20, 3pm, via Zoom

Fams | Hosting a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, 28/10/20, 3pm, via Zoom

Children’s Week Council of Australia is thrilled to host a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

This year the theme for Children’s Week is: UNCRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.

This is Anne’s first opportunity to introduce herself in her new role, and share her vision and aspirations for Australia’s children.

As part of the conversation, CWCoA Secretary Julie Hourigan Ruse will explore with Anne how children’s right to connect safely with others has been impacted by drought, bushfire, flood and pandemic across the nation this year.

You can join the conversation by registering here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-GvqjIjGNMDUkYew3BhGzct5mGgH3T6

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join us.

If you have any questions email [email protected]

For more information about Children’s Week and to find your state or territory’s FREE Children’s Week activities visit www.childrensweek.org.au/

#childrensweekau #childrensweek2020

School Leaver Guide 2020

School Leaver Guide 2020

Please find attached the Connect 2020 School Leaver Guide. For those of you that are familiar with this guide, Connect traditionally dispurses this online guide annually. It is extremely useful for those students who are transitioning out of school and navigating their way into the world of work, learning and life as an adult.

The information is broken into several sections that contain a series of questions and links to gain support and guidance including;

• Accommodation and Housing
• Education and Training
• Health and Wellbeing
• Job Search and Career Planning
• Legal Matters
• Money and Finance
• Personal Development and other Living Skills
• Work Knowledge
• Work Skills and Employability
• Financial support or additional help.

This year, sees some added challenges for students leaving school, with the impact of COVID-19 on travel and our economy, there are several resources which may be useful also.