(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
HIPPY Goonellabah has commenced recruiting for next year’s 2021 cohort!!!

HIPPY Goonellabah has commenced recruiting for next year’s 2021 cohort!!!

HIPPY is the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters.

It is a 2 year home visiting program for families with children the year before school and into their first year of school. Aboriginal parent mentors deliver fun early learning activities for parents/carers to do with their jarjums.

The program is free and families receive all the materials needed to do the program including art and craft materials, HIPPY booklets and story books.

The program includes cultural activities and excursions for families enrolled. HIPPY offers training & employment opportunities for parents/carers in the program. HIPPY Goonellabah prioritises the enrolment of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families.

Contact: Zoe Dodd  Ph: 0450 840 179
Email: [email protected]

Or see the flyers for more details 

Online event: Making child protection more accountable

Online event: Making child protection more accountable

Making child protection more accountable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families: Family Matters in conversation with the Aboriginal children’s commissioners

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Time: 1pm – 2pm AEDT (Starts 12.30pm SA, 12pm Qld, 11.30am NT, 10am WA)

Featuring: April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People South Australia
Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Victoria
Natalie Lewis, Commissioner for the Queensland Family and Child CommissionFacilitated by Sue-Anne Hunter, Family Matters Chair

Register here: 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴-𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱-𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻-𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲-𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲

Report Launch – Family Matters – Strong communities, culture and children.

Report Launch – Family Matters – Strong communities, culture and children.

We invite you to join us for our online launch of The Family Matters Report 2020 taking place on Monday 16 November at 3.30pm AEDT.

The Family Matters Report 2020 documents the national crisis of continuing and growing removals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, investigates the reasons for these removals, and highlights the solutions that will meet the Family Matters campaign’s purpose of ending the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection by 2040.

𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘: 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗯𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲.𝗰𝗼𝗺.𝗮𝘂/𝗲/𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆-𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬-𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁-𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵-𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀-𝟭𝟮𝟳𝟳𝟴𝟵𝟴𝟴𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟳

Position  – Aboriginal Health Worker (Lismore) – Readvertised

Position – Aboriginal Health Worker (Lismore) – Readvertised

This position provides the opportunity for an Aboriginal Health Worker to work as part of an innovative and dedicated team providing services to support families experiencing early parenting difficulties in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, including Lismore, Ballina and Casino. The successful applicant will work as part of the team at Tresillian Lismore Family Care Centre team to support families who identify as Aboriginal as they engage with the service through individual support and group programs. 

Position Title:                           Aboriginal Health Worker

Reference Number:                Tresillian50/20

Employment Status:               Temporary Part time – 16hrs per fortnight up to 30 June 2022

Vaccination Category:            Category A

Enterprise Agreement:            The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisation Professional and Associated Staff Agreement

Location:                                 Lismore Family Care Centre

https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/aboriginal-health-worker-temporary-part-time-up-to-30-june-2022-tresillian-212530

For further enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the job description please contact:

Rachael Mclean Nursing Unit Manager

Tel (02) :6624 0380 Mobile 0428152217 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: Midnight 18 November 2020

ABSEC Cultural Connections Workshop- Lismore- Thursday 3 December 2020

ABSEC Cultural Connections Workshop- Lismore- Thursday 3 December 2020

AbSec is excited to announce that after the temporary suspension of all face to face Cultural Connections Workshops due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we will be running six new Cultural Connections workshops around NSW in November and December this year. Since launching the workshops in mid-2018, these workshops have upskilled more than 700 practitioners and carers in the child and family sector, providing attendees with practical skills to work effectively with Aboriginal kids, their families and communities. It’s all part of our shared mission to help Aboriginal kids and young people grow up strong and secure in their culture and connected to family, community, and country.

What will I get from this workshop? Our expert Aboriginal support workers will guide you through how to create meaningful and achievable cultural planning, and how to put it into practice. We’ll also build interpersonal skills to help you consult with Aboriginal families and communities. At the end of the day, you’ll walk away with priceless new skills and knowledge, plus hard-copy resources to take back to your home or office.

How do I book in? Book your place online using credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Get in quick – each workshop is strictly capped at 20 participants to ensure a great learning experience for all involved.

If you’re interested in organising a private workshop for your workplace or community group, please get in touch with us on (02) 9559 5299 or [email protected]

ABSEC Cultural Connections Workshop- Lismore- Thursday 3 December 2020

Aboriginal Community Engagement Worker – Grafton

There is a new position vacant in Grafton for an Aboriginal Community Engagement Worker. The role is part-time (3 Days) until June 2021 (potential to be extended). For a full description follow this link

HOW TO APPLY:
• Submit your resume and a 2-page cover letter describing your cultural knowledge of the area and previous experience or qualifications relevant to the role. All enquiries and applications to be emailed to [email protected] by Monday 30th November 2020.
All applications to reflect desired criteria in the Job Description. Please email Mudyala if you have not received the attached Job Description.

Certificate III in Guiding (Aboriginal Cultural Tourism)

Certificate III in Guiding (Aboriginal Cultural Tourism)

A great opportunity to you mob wanting to be ready for the tourism industry to boom again.

This course offering is designed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s wanting a career as a Cultural Tour Guide

Delivery Location: TAFE NSW – Ballina

Away from Base option available

APPLY NOW FOR 2021https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=InJTGddVgUWE-8LaboNcdDM4zvtbRAZJviUeoeOouIZUM0ZFTzEyMFFZVFMyVjYxOE8zRDJQVEJFOS4u

This course offering is designed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s wanting a career as a Cultural Tour Guide

Delivered via residential block delivery:

Block 1 – February 15 -19

Block 2 – March 15 -19

Block 3 – April 19 -23

Block 4 – May 17 -21

Block 5 – June 21 -25

See flyer attached for further information – If you have any enquiries contact Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator – Kristy Perkins on 0409074401

First Nations visual arts scholarship

2021 Cert III Aboriginal Cultural Arts – Lismore

We are taking Enrolments now for Term 1, 2021

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

National Course Code: CUA30515

TAFE NSW code: CUA30515-01V02-21LIS-044

Start Date 1st Feb 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30 – 3pm

Delivery Location – Lismore TAFE

Apply now via the link https://www.tafensw.edu.au/offering/-/o/o/CUA30515-01V02-21LIS-044/Certificate-III-in-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander-Cultural-Arts

To enrol in these programs course you must be of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander descent, and to self-identify and be accepted or known by your community. 

Please circulate and share with anyone who may be interested

Understanding Kinship Systems

Understanding Kinship Systems

Please join the Communities for Children team in this two-hour session on First Nations Kinship Systems presented by Lynette Riley.

The workshop will be held on Oct 29, from 10 am to midday.

Lynette is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

During this workshop, you will develop a greater understanding of contemporary Aboriginal relationships and their importance in today’s social structures.

To register go to this link: https://events.humanitix.com/kinship-systems

Position Vacant: Aboriginal Family Support Worker – Murwillumbah Community Centre

Position Vacant: Aboriginal Family Support Worker – Murwillumbah Community Centre

We are seeking an Aboriginal Family Support Worker, with demonstrated experience in case management and the capacity to work collaboratively with a range of services, to provide culturally informed support, advocacy and case management to families within our community. 

14 hrs per week – 2 days pw – Wednesday & Thursday 

Fixed term to 30th June, 2021 with the possibility of extending 

SCHADS Award Level 4 

*This is an Indigenous identified position*

The Murwillumbah Community Centre is an Incorporated, community based not for profit organisation established in 1976 to provide innovative, quality services to the community. 

MCC provides a cross section of direct services to the community with special attention to disadvantaged members including children, families, men and women, homeless and unemployed people, Indigenous and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.  MCC also manages community development projects which assist in building community capacity.

Application information:

1. Please email [email protected] for the Job Description  
2. Address ALL “Key Selection Criteria” questions in the Job Description – please ensure you answer each question separately and include a cover letter about yourself. 

3. Please attach an up to date resume with contact details for two (2) work referees

All applications to be emailed to [email protected]

Applications close Monday 2nd November, 2020 – 9:30am

Scholarship: Tresillian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clinician Scholarship Fund

Scholarship: Tresillian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clinician Scholarship Fund

The Tresillian scholarship provides a platform for additional learning opportunities for health clinicians with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to undertake clinical placement or further studies in child and family health. 

The Tresillian Scholarship can support the registration, travel, accommodation and incidental expenditure incurred while undertaking any designated Tresillian Family Care Centres education program, conference attendance and/or other Child and Family Health studies.

please see application here

For more information call or email Rita Fenech 0447 108 430 [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.