(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Bullinah is recruiting

Rails is recruiting …

WE ARE HIRING!! Join our team at RAIL Support
RAILS has a wonderful opportunity for you to secure employment. We are expanding our supports within our organisation and therefore we also need to expand our team!
We have several opportunities in the Tweed and Gold Coast area’s for Entry level or Experienced Disability Support Workers so come join our team.
3 x Disability Support worker /Social support.
RAILS ( Real Australian Indigenous Learning support) is a culturally diverse and all-inclusive Disability and Mental Health Service provider working in close collaboration with the NDIS participants in the Northern Rivers areas of NSW and the Gold Coast, to create a safe, empowering and mutually respectful environment.
About the Position
Our Disability Support Workers are responsible for supporting people in their day-to-day living, ensuring they have maximum opportunity to develop valued lifestyles with choice, control, self-advocacy and becoming a valued member of the community.
You will be providing direct support across a range of participant needs including, domestic and personal care assistance as well as assisting our participants to access and have a positive connection to the community.
This position is open to applicants who are new to the industry or have experience across a range of support services including challenging behaviours and or high physical needs.
We have multiple Casual positions available to commence as soon as practicable.
Desirable Criteria
• Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent or commitment to undertaking these courses.
• Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
Requirements
• Ability and willingness to work shift work, weekends and public/school holidays including broken shift with significant availability.
• Resilience, confidence and the ability to work independently and as a team
• Strong communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships
• First Aid certificate or the willingness to get one within the on boarding stage
• Has completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Modules
• Received two doses of the Covid vaccination or hold medical exemption
• Manual handling experience of a hoist and commode.
• Smart Phone
• Current Australian Driver’s License
• National police check
• Working with Children check NSW/QLD
Rewards of working with RAILS.
• A rewarding career and to be a valued team member with the ability to give back to our community in a growing service sector
• Buddy shifts and on site training available.
• A dedicated leadership team to assist, guide and encourage you as a support worker
• Opportunity to increase income through extra hours, overnight shifts and weekend work
• Entry rate above award wages Higher pay points may be applicable based on qualifications and or experience.
Come Join Us!
To join our AMAZING teams please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your availability, suitability for the position and relevant qualifications.
Applications close Tuesday 31st of May by 5.00pm.
Please email resumes to [email protected]
The interview process will take place over MS Teams.
Possible immediate start for successful applicants
RAILS promotes a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

WE ARE HIRING!! Join our team at RAIL Support
RAILS has a wonderful opportunity for you to secure employment. We are expanding our supports within our organisation and therefore we also need to expand our team!
We have several opportunities in the Tweed Heads area for Entry level or Experienced Disability Support Workers so come join our team.
2 x Community Support worker /Personal care worker
RAILS ( Real Australian Indigenous Learning support) is a culturally diverse and all-inclusive Disability and Mental Health Service provider working in close collaboration with the NDIS participants in the Northern Rivers areas of NSW and the Gold Coast, to create a safe, empowering and mutually respectful environment.
About the Position
Our Disability Support Workers are responsible for supporting people in their day-to-day living, ensuring they have maximum opportunity to develop valued lifestyles with choice, control, self-advocacy and becoming a valued member of the community.
You will be providing direct support across a range of participant needs including, domestic and personal care assistance as well as assisting our participants to access and have a positive connection to the community.
This position is open to applicants who are new to the industry or have experience across a range of support services including challenging behaviours and or high physical needs.
We have multiple Casual positions available to commence as soon as practicable.
Desirable Criteria
• Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent or commitment to undertaking these courses.
• Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
Requirements
• Ability and willingness to work shift work, weekends and public/school holidays including broken shift with significant availability.
• Resilience, confidence and the ability to work independently and as a team
• Strong communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships
• First Aid certificate or the willingness to get one within the on boarding stage
• Has completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Modules
• Received two doses of the Covid vaccination or hold medical exemption
• Manual handling experience of a hoist and commode.
• Smart Phone
• Current Australian Driver’s License
• National police check
• Working with Children check NSW
Rewards of working with RAILS.
• A rewarding career and to be a valued team member with the ability to give back to our community in a growing service sector
• Buddy shifts and on site training available.
• A dedicated leadership team to assist, guide and encourage you as a support worker
• Opportunity to increase income through extra hours, overnight shifts and weekend work
• Entry rate above award wages Higher pay points may be applicable based on qualifications and or experience.
Come Join Us!
To join our AMAZING teams please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your availability, suitability for the position and relevant qualifications.
Applications close Tuesday 31st of May by 5.00pm.
Please email resumes to [email protected]
The interview process will take place over MS Teams.
Possible immediate start for successful applicants
RAILS promotes a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Invitation to the Better Chances Forum engagement practice reflection workshop

Invitation to the Better Chances Forum engagement practice reflection workshop

Register now for the Better Chances June reflection workshops – family and community engagement practice.

In 2022, Better Chances Forum is focusing on strengthening our practice in family and community engagement.

These two-hour workshops will be an opportunity to reflect and learn with colleagues, focusing on:

  • how we engage children, young people and families in our services
  • the essential contribution of family and community-led supports alongside funded and clinical services
  • sharing and developing strategies and tools to strengthen our engagement practice.

Facilitated by Michelle Rogers (Ngunya Jarjum) and Ian O’Reilly (Social Futures).

All workshops will run from 10 am to 12 noon

  • Tweed Civic Centre, Thursday 2 June
  • Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre, Thursday 16 June
  • Grafton, (venue to be confirmed), Thursday 23 June
  • Online, Tuesday 21 June

Please register here by 25 May 2022. If you would like more information, please contact [email protected] or 0438 005 798.

Wesley LifeForce’s Suicide Prevention Workshops in Grafton and Coffs Harbour

Wesley LifeForce’s Suicide Prevention Workshops in Grafton and Coffs Harbour

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting Suicide Prevention Workshops in Coffs Harbour and Grafton.

LifeForce Suicide Prevention Workshops are designed to teach people how to identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and appropriate action to take. Effective interventions can make a real difference and save lives. (Morning tea and lunch will be provided.)

Since 2002, Wesley have provided suicide prevention skills training to more than 33,000 people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia.

The aims of the sessions are to:

  • how to identify the warning signs that someone may be at risk of suicide
  • learn how to ask directly about suicide intent
  • understand what local and national support resources are available to support a person at risk.

Date: Tuesday 17th May 2022 Time: 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Grafton District Services Club,
105 107 Mary St.,
Grafton, NSW 2460
Register with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wesley-lifeforce-suicide-prevention-full-day-workshop-grafton-nsw-tickets-322910844027

Date: Wednesday 1 June 2022, Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Cavanbah Centre,
191 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Register with this link . https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wesley-lifeforce-suicide-prevention-full-day-workshop-coffs-harbour-nsw-tickets-330222282737

Building a community awareness of domestic and family violence

Building a community awareness of domestic and family violence

Lifeline North Coast is excited to share that our newest volunteer Lifeline Ambassador Colleen Longstaff, will be an integral part of our team, by sharing her own past experiences, so we can reach those who have or are experiencing Domestic Violence and trauma.

Colleen has a genuine passion for helping others and encourages people to seek help if experiencing Violence.

There needs to be more conversations about uncomfortable topics, and as a community we need to change the way we think about what Domestic and Family Violence is.

Together with our experienced team, Colleen will be involved in our upcoming campaigns and video series promoting our DV-Alert training, where you can gain the tools to recognise the signs and confidently know what to do next.

Every course and workshop we run at Lifeline North Coast provides you with skills for life and you will learn how to open up a conversation and connection on a deeper level with anyone.

Lifeline North Coast has qualified and experienced trainers in DV-alert workshops. These workshops will teach you how to ‘Recognise, Respond and Refer’ in these situations.

Check our both our two hour and one day awareness workshops now.

Woolgoolga 1-Day DV-aware – 13th May 2022

Click here to register for this workshop

Nambucca 2-Hour DV-aware – 31st May 2022

Click here to register for this course

Aboriginal Home Buyer Saver

Aboriginal Home Buyer Saver

Starting out on the home ownership journey can be both exciting and daunting. You might even be unsure about whether it is something you can achieve right now. For others, you might have already purchased land and be looking to finance your build. No matter where you are on your home ownership journey, our friendly team is here to help simplify the process and help you access our financial grants.

The Aboriginal Home Buyer Saver offers financial support for Aboriginal people who are ready to take the next step towards home ownership. The scheme consists of 3 grants that eligible Aboriginal people can apply for to access a one-off financial boost.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO The Aboriginal Home Buyer Saver website.

Available Grants

Home Buyer Booster Grant

A financial grant to help with home ownership expenses such as legal & administrative costs

Funding available

The maximum available is $2,500.

This grant can be used toward:

  • Legal fees including the administrative costs of buying a property, and preparing a will
  • Property valuations
  • Home and contents insurance
  • Surveying costs
  • Pest control
  • Stamp duty (for non-housing tenants. The Aboriginal people living in social housing are exempt from Stamp Duty as per Section 278 of the Duties Act 1997 (NSW).

Who can apply for this grant?

This grant is open to Aboriginal people who are social housing tenants or private tenants and who have saved up at least $1,000 towards their deposit and are in the process of purchasing a home to assist with some of the expenses in buying a property.

Deadly Deposit Grant

A financial grant that can match people’s savings towards their deposit

Funding available

This grant matches people’s existing deposit savings on a dollar-for-dollar ($1:$1) basis up to a maximum of $10,000.
Deposit savings may be made up of money in the bank, cash, and other sources including inheritance.

Who can apply for this grant?

This grant is open to Aboriginal people who have saved up at least $1,000 towards their deposit and that are in the process of building or buying their home.

AHO Tenancy Plus Grant

A financial grant that rewards eligible long-term AHO tenants with a higher rate of co-contribution

Funding available

Up to a maximum of $20,000. The grant provides higher rates of co-contribution against AHO tenants’ existing savings deposit.
Deposit savings may be made up of money in the bank, cash, and other sources including inheritance.

The higher rates of co-contribution are:

  • Over   5 years tenancy – $1 : $1.25
  • Over 10 years tenancy – $1 : $1.50
  • Over 15 years tenancy – $1 : $1.75
  • Over 20 years tenancy – $1 : $2.00

The grant considers the number of years spent in an AHO property matched against your tenancy history for a higher rate of Deposit Co-contribution.

Who can apply for this grant?

This grant is open to AHO tenants who have at least five years of strong tenancy history and who have saved up $1,000 towards their deposit and are in the process of buying their AHO home.

The AHO tenant must also have:

  • Been listed as head tenant for five years or more
  • Not had rental or water arrears over $500 within the last five years
  • Taken care of the property
  • Not had a negative result from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
  • Not been responsible for any confirmed anti-social behaviour incidents.

Grant Combinations

You may also be eligible for a combination of grants, as per the below:

  • Home Buyer Booster Grant and Deadly Deposit Grant; Or
  • Home Buyer Booster Grant and the AHO Tenancy Plus Grant.

Your eligibility for all combinations will be assessed in your application.

Eligibility Criteria:

All Applicants:

  • Are currently living in NSW
  • The property being considered for purchase is a residential property in NSW
  • Do not currently own a residential property
  • Individual or combined incomes must not exceed $200,000
  • Applicant(s) saved at least $1,000 (combined) towards your deposit
  • Have not qualified for Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Remote Indigenous Home Loan package

Main Applicant:

  • Must own at least 25% of the property being purchased
  • Is of Aboriginal descent, Torres Strait Islander descent or both.

How does the grant payment work?

If your application is successful, the AHO will pay the grant to your Solicitor’s or Conveyancer’s trust account prior to settlement of the property. The money will be held in trust until settlement when it can then be used toward the expenses. The final amount of the deposit will be confirmed on exchange and may be adjusted if the final deposit saved is lower than the amount quoted on the application form.

How do I apply?

Register your interest in applying by completing the short eligibility tool – CLICK HERE TO GO TO The Aboriginal Home Buyer Saver website.

Head to Health connecting people to mental health care and support

Head to Health connecting people to mental health care and support

Lismore’s Head to Health hub is offering short and medium-term care and service navigation to people experiencing mental health issues, distress, or crisis.

Located at Healthy North Coast’s new Lismore Primary Health Precinct, Head to Health hubs provide a welcoming, low stigma, soft entry point for engagement, assessment and treatment.

They offer free mental health support both in-person and through telehealth, based on need.

By visiting or calling, people can be assessed immediately by mental health professionals. They will then be connected to an appropriate service, which may be an existing mental health service or an on-site clinician.

Peer workers are available to provide support and assist with navigation and connection.

Head to Health is free and a mental health care plan is not required.

For further information or to refer a patient, please call 1800 595 212. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Flood-recovery grants open to support community wellbeing

Flood-recovery grants open to support community wellbeing

Healthy North Coast invites proposals from non-government providers to apply for funding available through the three-year, $5 million Community Wellbeing and Resilience Flood Recovery Grants program.

Grants will be awarded to organisations helping the community from the ground up, by providing community-based trauma and healing programs that support local recovery and build community resilience following the recent flood events.

Funded by the NSW Government as part of the Northern NSW flood recovery package, the grants will be delivered by Healthy North Coast to aid community recovery efforts.

Healthy North Coast Chief Executive Officer, Julie Sturgess, said the program would support vulnerable communities to recover from flood impacts and strengthen their capacity to meet future challenges.

‘We know many people are focussing on the basics right now – a roof over their heads, settling kids at school, getting businesses up and running again.

‘Alongside these practical considerations, we also need to address rebuilding community connections that are so vital for a positive outlook when times are tough. This is about supporting hearts and minds to get the North Coast back on its feet,’ said Ms Sturgess.

The grants program has a key focus on young people, older people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the NSW local government areas of Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Clarence Valley.

‘We’re looking for innovative proposals that get people connecting, communicating, learning and supporting each other – all the activities that tap into the social support networks that our region is already known for.

“Trauma-based education programs are also important to give our community the tools to support recovery from the recent natural disasters.

‘We know community leaders are already working to respond to local needs, which is why development of grant proposals and delivery of programs will be coordinated locally to enable tailored, community-led solutions, ’ Ms Sturgess said.

Funding will be allocated to selected proposals with a budget of $100,000 – $200,000 per year, and multi-year projects will be considered.

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Flood Recovery Grants program

Healthy North Coast is inviting proposals for the following eligible community-led activities or services:

  • Trauma-based education programs: Training and education programs such as trauma education or personal resilience programs, that promote trauma-informed principles and practices.
  • Social and emotional wellbeing: Clinical or psychosocial trauma-informed interventions that improve wellbeing and increase emotional resilience.
  • Cultural connection: Activities that strengthen cultural connection
  • Social and community connection: Initiatives that build individual or community connections to support recovery. Examples include, but are not limited to, neighbourhood networks and peer support groups.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals via Tenderlink. Please register to download tender documents and submit your proposal.

Applications close at 8am on Thursday 26 May 2022.

Living Longer Living Stronger exercise programs near you

Living Longer Living Stronger exercise programs near you

Living Longer Living Stronger is an exciting and affordable exercise program to help older people improve their physical strength and fitness.

It is a progressive training program designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and endurance. The website offers free videos and other information to maintain your health. The link below identifies the programs running in our local area.

https://www.cotansw.com.au/programs/living-longer-living-stronger/classes/class-locations/