The NSW government has established a NSW Volunteering Taskforce which is consulting with the volunteering sector throughout September.
The NSW Volunteering Taskforce is consulting with NSW volunteers and volunteer involving organisations to identify emerging trends, issues, and opportunities across the Volunteering Sector.
The Taskforce, chaired by the Hon. Scott Farlow, is made up of 13 volunteers and volunteer organisations and will look into a number of topics including volunteer recruitment, retention, research and recognition.
Responses from the sector will help to shape a final report which will be presented to the minister, Natasha Maclaren-Jones, by December and will include recommendations for action.
The Taskforce’s report will recommend future actions to grow and support the NSW Volunteering Sector, enhance our understanding of volunteering, and increase awareness and recognition of the contributions and benefits the sector generates.
The Taskforce encourages the NSW Volunteering Sector to provide input into the report through an online written submission form.
To provide an online submission please visit the NSW Volunteering Website (https://www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au/nsw-volunteering-taskforce ) and follow the links.
The consultation process is open and will close at 5pm on Friday, September 30.
If you have any questions regarding making a submission, please contact the Volunteer Taskforce Secretariat, Kellie May at [email protected] or on 0491 217 036.
PCYC Tweed Heads is recruiting for a full-time Administration and Customer Service Superstar to join the PCYC Tweed Heads team.
The role is based at Tweed Heads PCYC in a Sports and Recreation Centre.
Candidates who are organised, self starters, energetic, passionate with a strong interest in Sport, Recreation and assisting Youth are desired.
Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30am to 1:30pm
For more information in regards to the role please email: [email protected]
To apply click on the link below;
Fulltime Activities Officer – Administration/Customer Service Role
The Tuning in to Kids sessions focus on the emotional connection between parents and children. In particular it teaches parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. Children with good emotional intelligence often have better emotional and social skills, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties.
Tuning in to Kids teaches parents:
- Awareness and regulation of their own emotions
- Awareness of the child/ren’s emotions
- How to respond appropriately to their child/ren’s emotions
Starting Wednesday 19 October until Wednesday 23 November (six sessions)at 73 Magellan Street, Lismore (upstairs) 10am to 12.30pm
Morning tea provided. Registrations required – phone Family Support Network 6621 2489
As part of the Seasons for Growth program, Mackillop Services are running online sessions for parents and carers who would like to understand more about supporting children through change, loss and uncertainty.
These sessions are designed for parents and carers to discuss helpful ways to support children and young people following natural disaster.
They can expect to cover the following:
• Consider the range of impacts that recent events are having on us all
• Explore ways of managing reactions of young people
• Hear about some creative ways of providing support
• Discuss how we can also support ourselves
Online sessions Thursday September 15, 1.30pm to 2.30pm and Thursday September 22, 7pm to 8pm
Click here to register
Heartfelt House is holding Healing Pathways for women who have survived childhood sexual abuse.
Healing Pathways next 10-week program in Lismore is starting soon – Thursdays, October 13 to December 15 from 10.30am to 12.30 pm
The group sessions run for 10 weeks and will meet at the Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre.
Please see the attached document for more information.
For inquiries phone: 6628 8960. Email: [email protected] and check out the facebook page: Heartfelt House
The Family Centre servicing the Ballina, Byron and Tweed Heads Shires will be running a number of parenting courses next term (term four).
The forthcoming courses include:
- Young Mums to Be
- No Scaredy Cats
- Triple P Parenting
- 123 Magic & Emotional Coaching
- Turning into Teens – Online
Click here for more information
Lismore’s Head to Health Hub has extended its opening times, now open after-hours and on weekends, making it even easier for local residents to access mental health support.
Located at the Lismore Health Precinct at Southern Cross University, the Lismore Head to Health hub is now open Monday-Friday 10am to 8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12 noon to 8pm.
Funded by Healthy North Coast through the PHN Program, Head to Health offers free mental health support both in-person and over the phone.
Healthy North Coast CEO Julie Sturgess said Head to Health was a welcoming entry point for engagement, assessment and treatment for people seeking mental health advice and support.
‘With all that has been thrown at our community over the past two years, there’s no shame in saying you’re feeling overwhelmed or just want to talk things through,’ Ms Sturgess said.
‘It’s really important that we prioritise our mental health and wellbeing and reach out if we need help.’
Healthy North Coast has recently commissioned local provider Open Minds to provide the in-person Lismore Head to Health service for those aged 18 and over. Referrals are not necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
The free helpline on 1800 595 212 is open to all ages and operates weekdays from 8.30am-5pm.
‘Head to Health is free and can connect you to the right mental health information, counselling and services to suit your needs. I really hope people take that first step rather than push their concerns aside,’ said Ms Sturgess.
For more information, free call 1800 595 212 or visit https://hnc.org.au/head-to-health-helpline.
The Lismore Head to Hub is located at the Lismore Health Precinct, Southern Cross University Health Clinic, P Block North, Rifle Range Road, East Lismore.
Head to Health is not an emergency service. For 24/7 emergency support, call:
• 24hr Mental Health Line — 1800 011 511
• Lifeline — 13 11 14
• Beyond Blue — 1300 224 636
• For children under 12 years: Kids Helpline — 1800 551 800
In an emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Social Futures is looking to fill the following roles:
Program Worker – Reconnect – Tweed Heads and Ballina area
Senior Manager Business and Strategy – All locations relevant to Social futures (Gold Coast, Tweed, Lismore, Gosford, Maitland, Central Coast, Sydney)
Manager – Flood Recovery – Lismore and/or Tweed
Team Leader – Flood Recovery – Lismore and Tweed
Bullinah are recruiting for a Practice Manager.
Based in Ballina, the Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service (Bullinah) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service with outreach services in Cabbage Tree Island and surrounding regions. Bullinah provides a full range of clinical support services and early intervention to the Community Members.
Follow the link for further information.
The Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre -is involved with the PBNC Recovery Support Service
It is looking to recruit a number of positions for the service.
All the positions are full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of two years.
They are looking for:
- A Program Manager
- A Team Leader
Applicants MUST address the Selection Criteria in the Applicant Kit, available via an email request to [email protected] or in person at PBNC, 12A Elizabeth Street, Pottsville (02 6676 4555).
Applications close 8 August 2022.