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Strengthening Day for Aboriginal Family Support and Early Childhood workers in the Northern Rivers Term 1, 2021

Strengthening Day for Aboriginal Family Support and Early Childhood workers in the Northern Rivers Term 1, 2021

Building on the success of our past Strengthening Days, we are now offering participants the choice to participate online and/or face to face in 2021 (numbers are limited, you can attend both sessions).  This is a Better Chances Forum project, supported by Social Futures, YWCA Communities for Children, Northcott and NSW Department of Communities and Justice.  

The Strengthening Days are just for Aboriginal workers and there is no cost to attend.  ‘Let’s work together to present our united voice about what we need as Aboriginal workers to support our jarjums and families.’  

Online session
Thursday 18 March 2021 
10:00am – 12:00pm 
Online via Zoom 
Free event 
Registration required at www.trybooking.com/BOZJU   
Facilitated by Antonia and supported by Jolene from We Al-li 
Zoom link sent after registration 

Face to face session
Friday 26 March 2021 
9.30am – 4:00pm 
Ballina Surf Club (65 Lighthouse Parade, East Ballina) 
Free event with catering provided 
Registration required at www.trybooking.com/BOZJK   
Facilitated by Beth and supported by Carlie from We Al-li 

The program includes: 

  • self-care and healing 
  • Opportunity for networking and connection between workers and collaboration across services 
  • Yarn about how we connect families with services and support and how we can support children and families with healing 
  • Continue our discussion about how we would like mainstream services to work alongside us and support us – practical things we need and continuing this conversation through the Better Chances Forum. 

Support Aboriginal staff to participate in this development opportunity. Limited funding available to cover some staff time/backfill to participate (reserved for centres who do not have funding to cover this).

Download the flyer here: Flyer- Strengthening Day- Term 1 2021

For more information contact Better Chances Forum, phone 0416 277 244, email [email protected]   Web www.socialfutures.org.au/development//better-chances-forum 

RAP artwork competition

RAP artwork competition

Momentum Collective are inviting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to design a piece of artwork to be used for our next Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

What is a RAP? 

A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation. 

Momentum is a community collective creating real social change and inclusive opportunities. We help people get a roof, a job, live a better life and engage with the community. 

Artwork should represent our vision for reconciliation: Our vision for reconciliation in Australia is one where Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples of this country are returned to a place of equality, dignity and respect, and that we as a nation continue to work to Close The Gap through the recognition of values, beliefs and practices in order to relate and work together more effectively. 

The prize for the winning artwork is $500 gift card. Download the PDF flyer here – Art Competition-201f0052

Youth regional interagency

Youth regional interagency

Attention all youth services, The Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre is inviting you to join us in a youth regional interagency. To be held bi-annually in April and October.

Download the PDF flyer invite here Regional youth network invite

First interagency:
Tuesday the 27th April 2021
9:30am to 12:30pm
Morning tea provided
Evans Head Scout Hall and community garden.

Why: To provide a supportive networking environment, identify service gaps, referral pathways and planning.

RSVP Friday the 23rd of April
[email protected]
MRNC PHONE: (02) 6682 4334

5 new Wellbeing and Health Nurses – Nth NSW Schools – Positions currently advertised

5 new Wellbeing and Health Nurses – Nth NSW Schools – Positions currently advertised

Northern NSW Local Health District is seeking enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Nurse Specialists Grade 2 dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 will be employed as a Wellbeing and Health in-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator to facilitate identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people. The WHIN Coordinator applies their specialist clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skill in providing complex health care coordination for school aged children, young people and their families in identified schools.

Applications for Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 positions close on 4 March 2021. Please see links below for more position and program details.

Wellbeing and Health In-Reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator (CNS2) – NNSWLHD – NSW Health Careers

Wellbeing and Health In-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator program – Youth health and wellbeing (nsw.gov.au)

HIPPY Parent Mentor Vacancies – Aboriginal Identified positions

HIPPY Parent Mentor Vacancies – Aboriginal Identified positions

HIPPY Goonellabah are recruiting 2 x HIPPY Parent Mentors. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents/carers to enter into the workforce, or return to work. These are paid positions are up to 15hrs per week. Successful applicants are provided with all the training needed to do the job, as well as additional professional development opportunities. See HIPPY Parent Mentor EOI flyer attached. HIPPY program flyer is also attached.

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YWCA Australia considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Essential Criteria also includes:
– Have a child enrolled in the HIPPY program for 2021
– Basic reading, writing and computer skills
– Valid NSW Driver’s License

Closing date for applications has been extended to 5pm Wednesday 24th February.

If you are interested in these positions please contact Zoe Dodd ASAP at YWCA in Goonellabah on 0450 840 179.