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headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee seeks new members

headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee seeks new members

headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee is looking for new members.

The Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee (YPAC) at headspace Lismore is made up of volunteers aged 12-25 years who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. headspace aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making to ensure young people’s voices and opinions remain front and centre.

Are you 12-25 and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Lismore aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

This includes:

·       Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.

·       Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.

·       Assisting in the design and development of our centre.

·       Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Lismore.

·       Giving the youth a voice 

·       Building self-confidence and developing personal skills

·       Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.

·       Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 5:30pm at our centre.

Please follow the EOI link and/or share amongst your networks:

https://form.jotform.co/50767286498877

Social Futures is recruiting!

Social Futures is recruiting!

Social Futures is recruiting! We want to fill the following roles.

Team Leader – headspace

  • Full Time – 38 hours per week
  • SCHCADS Level 6 + generous salary packaging options
  • Location: Outreach from Lismore – Casino, Kyogle, Ballina

Are you an experienced leader who enjoys working with programs that both connect with community and providing one on one support? We have a new exciting opportunity for an experienced leader within our headspace Lismore and Social Futures team working in outreach locations surrounding Lismore, to provide mental health support to young people.

Supporting a multidisciplinary team this role will see you utilize your skills in people leadership, practice knowledge and support and building community capacity within the youth mental health and wellbeing team led by headspace Lismore.

Reporting to the Program Manager – headspace Lismore this role will see you providing support to a team of Program Workers- Youth Access, headspace Lismore Yarn Safe worker and headspace Community Engagement Officer.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to be flexible in your approach, effectively manage competing priorities whilst providing support to the team based around evidence-based practice.

What Social Futures Offers:

  • Generous Salary packaging options
  • Staff Well-being Program and Corporate Memberships
  • Part time working options
  • Opportunity to bank additional days leave per year
  • Access to ongoing Learning and Development
  • Staff Recognition Program and Organisational Celebration Events

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 46 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer and will actively recruit our workforce from key communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children, National Police Check and COVID Vaccination are mandatory requirements for all staff.

Applications close 8:00am Monday, 4 July 2022. 

To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:

https://socialfutures.org.au/work-with-us

Or click the “APPLY” button below if you have followed the online application link.

DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK 
Only those who apply via the Social Futures Website and that adequately address the Selection Criteria will be considered.

For further information, please contact Simone Balzer on 0439 732 602.

 

Senior Program Worker

  • a Full time – 38 hrs per week
  • SCHCADS Level 5 – generous salary packaging options
  • Location: Lismore

The headspace Lismore team is expanding.

We are looking for a professional who is experienced in providing psychosocial interventions to young people between 12-25 years of age. Working closely with the headspace Lismore team and other allied professionals this role will see you utilising evidence-based interventions to support the mental health and wellbeing goals of young people.

Reporting to the headspace Lismore Clinical Lead, a key component of this role is to also provide mentorship support to other staff within the team and contribute to the day to day operation of the headspace service. To be shortlisted for this role you will need to be registered or working towards registration with AHPRA, AASW or other appropriate professional body.

What Social Futures Offers:

  • Generous Salary packaging options
  • Staff Well-being Program and Corporate Memberships
  • Flexible working options available for discussion
  • Opportunity to bank additional days leave per year
  • Access to ongoing Learning and Development
  • Staff Recognition Program and Organisational Celebration Events

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 46 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer and will actively recruit our workforce from key communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children, National Police Check and COVID Vaccination are mandatory requirements for all staff.

Applications close 8:00am Monday, 4 July 2022. 

To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:

https://socialfutures.org.au/work-with-us

Or click the “APPLY” button below if you have followed the online application link.

DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK 
Only those who apply via the Social Futures Website and that adequately address the Selection Criteria will be considered.

For further information, please contact Terri Connor on 0418 141 238.

Customer Experience Officer – Choices

  • Part Time – 30 hrs per fortnight
  • Fixed Term Contract til 30.06.2023
  • Location: Lismore

Social Futures is looking for an experienced customer orientated receptionist with strong communication skills and commitment to inclusion to work across both Choices Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic and headspace.

Purpose of the Position
The Customer Experience Officer is responsible for supporting customers through face to face, online and telephone contact in a professional, friendly and helpful manner. They will main reception areas as a ‘safe place’ including maintaining confidentiality, privacy and dignity for all.

The successful candidate will provide medical administrative and reception support to Choices and headspace but may also be required, at times, to support all levels of the organisation in relation to their service support needs across multiple office locations and programs – this includes maintenance of relevant databases, booking systems, and directing queries among other duties.

Previous experience as a Medical Receptionist, with a sound knowledge of MBS and clinical software programs will be highly regarded.
If you are a customer serviced focused, professional individual we look forward to hearing from you.

What Social Futures Offers:

  • Generous Salary packaging options
  • Staff Well-being Program and Corporate Memberships
  • Part time working options
  • Opportunity to bank additional days leave per year
  • Access to ongoing Learning and Development
  • Staff Recognition Program and Organisational Celebration Events

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 45 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer and will actively recruit our workforce from key communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children, National Police Check and COVID Vaccination are mandatory requirements for all staff.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday, 1 July 2022. 

To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:

https://socialfutures.org.au/work-with-us

Or click the “APPLY” button below if you have followed the online application link.

DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK 
Only those who apply via the Social Futures Website and that adequately address the Selection Criteria will be considered.

For further information, please contact Simone Balzer on 0439 732 602.

Social Futures is recruiting!

Kyogle needs a Youth Development Worker 

Do you have experience in delivering programs and workshops to young people 12 – 24? Are you motivated by supporting young people to be the healthiest versions of themselves possible? Come and work with us!

Kyogle Youth Action is looking for an experienced Youth Development Worker  – PPT (18 hours per week), six month contract – to join our team to deliver an exciting and diverse program across the Kyogle LGA. The successful applicant will deliver programs to six villages, support events in the region and work along a creative and experienced team. 

To be successful for this role please provide:

  • Resume
  • 1 – 2 page expression of interest addressing the position objectives

Requirements for this role also include:

  • Current driving license
  • Current NSW working with children’s check
  • A criminal history check will occur if successful
  • COVID vaccinated
  • First Aid

Please note that this role requires extensive travel. Please indicate if this will work for your situation.

Applications for this role close on Monday 4th July.

Please email to [email protected]

For the position description (including objectives), further information or questions, please contact Village Youth Program Coordinator, Kerz Lake, on 0474 495 217.

The Serpentine Community Gallery is recruiting.

The Serpentine Community Gallery is recruiting.

The Serpentine Community Gallery is recruiting.

They are looking for a part-time market coordinator to work  7 – 10 hours per week, as a part time Co-ordinator is required for a period of 10 weeks from July until September to support and coordinate a team of volunteers to engage with the community. This position has been created to support the goals of the management committee in line with the objectives of the gallery.

Roles include:

  • Co-ordinating market stalls
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • Engaging with the general public and local artistic community
  • Communicating and reporting with the Serpentine team.
  • Adhering to the Code of Conduct of the Serpentine Community Gallery
  • Striving to represent our local artists in a professional and engaging manner
  • Sharing on Social Media.

Applications are preferred from persons with an interest or involvement in art and creative pursuits.

The applicant requires an ABN and Police Check, with a record of engaging the community, and interest in markets. You will have the support of the current team. We have laid the foundations for our market project. Now we just need that someone to take it to the next level.

If you enjoy working with community, are inclusive, feel passionate about community arts and would like to get your teeth into a 10 -week project them please apply.

Serpentine Community Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2006, run a management committee and is dedicated to showcasing the diverse arts of the Northern Rivers. Our gallery space is waiting for repairs so we are taking the gallery to the streets. Your creative input is welcome.

This opportunity is made possible by funding from Regional Arts NSW.

Expressions of Interest by Monday the 27th June. 2022

To apply and for further information email [email protected]

Please include a letter of introduction and contact phone number.

The organisation’s details can be viewed at :-

www.serpentinearts.org

www.facebook.com/SerpentineArts/

Instagram.com/serpentinecommunitygallery

Social Futures is recruiting!

Resilient Lismore seeks Wellbeing and Welfare Coordinator

Resilient Lismore is seeking a a Wellbeing and Welfare Coordinator to be based in Lismore. It is a part-time position, 25 hours per week, with occasional Saturday work. It is a12 week fixed-term, with possible extension based on funding.
Award: Level 4.1 SCHADS Salary: $74,000 – $82,000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience, plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading.

About Resilient Lismore

Resilient Lismore is a grassroots, community-led organisation that first formed as Lismore Helping Hands during the 2017 floods in Lismore, NSW. It is a community based charitable organisation supporting Lismore residents and businesses in their recovery by connecting them with volunteer help, donated goods and materials, information and services. Our purpose is to mitigate the impacts of poverty, disadvantage and suffering that result from natural disasters, through the mobilisation of
both spontaneous and formal offers of help in the recovery effort.

Position Summary

Under guidance of the Executive Director, this role will coordinate the wellbeing activities of Resilient Lismore. This role will coordinate the provision of trauma-informed, low intensity interventions, that include individually tailored psychological and social wellbeing support, referrals and practical recovery assistance.

Dependent on successful funding from the Healthy North Coast (HNC) Community Wellbeing and
Resilience Grant Fund, this role may be extended for up to two years to manage project
implementation of ‘Above Water’ a community outreach and wellbeing project for flood impacted
residents. The outcome of the application should be known in July / August.

About the ‘Above Water’ Project

‘Above Water’ will cover a range of activities:
1. Low intensity interventions providing individually tailored psychological and social wellbeing support/referrals and practical community-based rebuild solutions.
2. Empower vulnerable residents through co-design processes to lead, network, build social capital and strengthen community connectedness using soft entry points (workshops, skills building, creative arts).
3. Build an experienced disaster recovery workforce. Enhance skills / capabilities through training and experiential learning.. Mentor emerging leaders, and volunteers with a lived flood experience to actively engage in their own recovery while supporting the community’s recovery.
4. Coordinate collaborative approaches, improve communication, respond to needs and co-create innovative responses through developing and chairing the Lismore Wellbeing Collective, our advocacy work and working with collaborators and recovery involved organisations.
5. Offer wrap-around trauma-informed care with partnerships addressing emerging needs, e.g. assisting flood-affected community workers with pro bono professional supervision through Australian professional membership associations.

Reporting

The Wellbeing & Welfare Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the
other core coordinators (Volunteer Coordinator, Recovery Coordinator, Field Coordinator) and the
Operations Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Community Wellbeing
● Support well being and debrief processes for RL volunteers and staff
● Under guidance from the ED, coordinate community outreach and wellbeing activities for flood impacted residents in order to connect them with a wide range of support.
● Coordinate provision of timely trauma-informed support to community members, and respond to referrals and requests for support.
● Coordinate warm referrals to mental health and other wellbeing services as required.
● Ensure a culturally safe environment for flood affected community members.
● Implement strategies to improve awareness of support, mental health and wellbeing services available to the community.
● Monitor and report on emerging community wellbeing and mental health needs.
● Oversee the accurate collation and publishing of wellbeing services and information on the Flood Help NR website and social media, with the Communications Officer.

Team Management

● Manage a small team of wellbeing volunteers.
● Alongside the Executive Director and Recovery Coordinator, assist with the management of
up to 20 university placements students (from July), and complete any reports and
supervision requirements (noting that supervision will primarily be provided by the
University).
● Respond to any issues or feedback from volunteers or students, and raise issues as
necessary with the Executive Director or University as required.
● Work with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteers complete timesheets.
● Ensure well being volunteers are appropriately trained/briefed on dealing with flood affected community members, including identifying training needs (e.g. Accidental Counsellor, Mental Health First Aid).
● Work with Volunteer Coordinator to improve Resilient Lismore volunteer support / wellbeing, and develop a check-in tool and debrief process for Resilient Lismore volunteers.
● If HNC grant is successful, assist the ED and Operations Manager with recruitment of staff, including developing job descriptions.

Partnerships & Community Engagement

● Coordinate and chair the Lismore Wellbeing Collective, which aims to improve communication between local community groups and co-create innovative responses to community needs.
● Assist with writing project proposals and grant applications as required.

Compliance

● Contribute to the development, review and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the project and the organisation.

Above Water Project Management

● If HNC funding is successful during the initial contract term, it is expected you will work with the Executive Director to review and finalise the project implementation plan, and assist with staff recruitment and implementation as appropriate within realistic timeframes. As stated above, it is anticipated that if HNC funding is secured, this role will be extended and be
responsible for project implementation over the two year period. This will require the role
responsibilities and deliverables to be revised in line with the funded project.

Other

● Assist with other duties as requested by the ED.

ABOUT YOU – Selection Criteria

● Tertiary qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience in social work, community welfare, psychology, mental health or similar.
● Training and experience in delivering trauma-informed care and support.
● Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
● Strong collaborator with experience in community, client and stakeholder engagement.
● Project management skills and ability to work creatively to recommend solutions and strategies to achieve project outcomes.
● Excellent organisational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritise.

Desirable

● A Lismore or Northern Rivers based person is desirable.
● Team leadership experience

To apply:

This is initially an internal application process available to people who have registered with Resilient Lismore, but may be opened to the wider public depending on the number of suitable candidates. If you are interested, please call Elly on 0418 639 927 to discuss this role and the ‘Above Water’ project in more detail.
Ideally this candidate will be willing to take on the Above Water project coordination if HNC funding is successful, but we can be flexible if the ideal candidate does not wish to take on the longer term project.

To apply, your application must include:
● A 1-2 page EOI that addresses the selection criteria and highlights your suitability and interest in the position
● A resume with at least two professional referees
Applications are due midnight Sunday 19th June 2022 to Elly Bird at [email protected]
We are an LGBTIQA+ friendly organisation and provide a safe, equitable and enjoyable workplace.
Wellbeing

Displaced worker program begins in Northern Rivers

Displaced worker program begins in Northern Rivers

Following the natural disasters that have impacted the Northern Rivers Region in 2022, the team behind Northern Rivers My Future Workforce have identified an opportunity to support both workers who have been displaced by the floods and employers seeking to reach people wanting work.

It’s free to take part in the Displaced Workers program whether you are a displaced worker or an employer.

Employers on the My Future Workforce platform can now recruit :

  • from the region where your position is listed, as well as
  • to displaced workers from across the Northern Rivers region

The Displaced Worker community provides employers with the ability to highlight supplementary incentives to people registered as displaced workers.

If you’re registered as an employer with My Future Workforce you can start recruiting immediately by making positions available to the Displaced Worker community. When entering the position details you can select if you would like the position made available to displaced workers as well as those in your local area, click yes and the position will automatically be listed in both communities. CLICK HERE

If you are not yet registered as an employer on My Future Workforce please click below to register. When entering the position details you can select if you would like the position made available to displaced workers as well as those in your local area, click yes and the position will automatically be listed in both communities. CLICK HERE

The Displaced Worker Community is a collaboration between the NSW Government, Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers and My Future Workforce. 

The Family Centre Youth and Family Worker is looking for a Youth Mental Health worker

The Family Centre Youth and Family Worker is looking for a Youth Mental Health worker

The Family Centre is a progressive, community-owned, for purpose organisation, driven by our values and focused on outcomes. Together, we create opportunities for children, young people and families and increase social value in our community.

It has an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced people to join our Youth team  as a Youth and Family Worker – Youth Mental Health. The team provides innovative and effective services to children, young people and their families in the Byron and Ballina Shires. This program focuses on improving access to psychological and social and emotional support services.

Download Application Package here

Applications must be in by4.30pm, Monday, June 13.

 

Social Futures is recruiting!

YWCA seeks Goonellabah Transition Program Teacher/Coordinator

Do you want to make a significant difference to the community? We have an exciting opportunity for someone with passion and drive, and the role for Transition Program Teacher/Coordinator comes with an attractive salary and salary packaging options of up to $15,900 tax free

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977.

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIA

YWCA Australia is a feminist not-for-profit organisation focused on improving gender equality for women, young women and girls. Together we challenge the systems, structures and policies that act as barriers to women, especially young women, achieving their full potential.

For 140 years we have stood for gender equality in all communities, transforming the lives of individual women, young women and girls. Cheered on by a fiercely passionate and supportive team, we shout loud and proud and our voices echo around the world in a global feminist movement.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Teacher/Educator to join our Goonellabah Transition Program (GTP) team. This role is offered on a part time (22.8 hours per week) basis on a maximum term contract ending on 31/12/2022 and is based in our Goonellabah office.

The primary focus of the Goonellabah Transition Program Teacher/Educator role is to coordinate, design and implement an effective teaching and learning program for the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families who access the YWCA Goonellabah Transition Program.

 ABOUT YOU

The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood Services, Education or equivalent experience in deliveringpre-school and early learning programs to vulnerable
  • Understanding of Individual Education Plans, key milestones and child
  • Demonstrated experience working sensitively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families andcommunities
  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to collect data and develop high quality reports
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local services and referral pathways for children andfamilies
  • Demonstrated skills and experience to manage program outcomes and daily supervision of staff
  • Understanding of child protection legislation, mandatory reporting, privacylegislation and
  • Microsoft Office Computer skills
  • Current state based driver’s license, or willingness to obtain and willingness to drive 12-seater
  • Current First Aid certificate or willingness to
  • This position will require the successful candidate to undergo pre-employment screening.  This will include a national criminal history record check, relevant state-based working with children permit and proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference – lead the change.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, June 6

CLICK HERE FOR: Position Description

 

 

Social Futures is recruiting!

The Tweed Family Centre is recruiting

The Tweed Family Centre is a progressive, community-owned, for purpose organisation, driven by our values and focused on outcomes. Together, we create opportunities for children, young people and families and increase social value in our community.

We have two exciting opportunities in our Executive Team. Click on the below links:

Senior Manager Human Resources – Closing 4.30pm, 2 June 2022

Senior Manager Finance – Closing 4.30pm, 2 June 2022

The application packages are included below and additional information about our organisation may be found on our website at www.thefamilycentre.org.au

Social Futures 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.

Norpa seeks First Nations Creative Producer

Norpa seeks First Nations Creative Producer

NORPA, one of Australia’s most exciting regionally based arts companies, is seeking a Creative Producer, First Nations to help bring its vision and purpose to reality. It is a part-time position (0.6 FTE).

NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) is based on Bundjalung Country, in Lismore. It takes inspiration from the surrounding country and culture, and wants to bring stories to life. Thetheatre productions are original, site-specific, place based, relevant and contemporary.

The Creative Producer, First Nations will be responsible for the effective project leadership, coordination and delivery of First Nations projects, initiatives, and events as part of NORPA’s First Nations program. The ideal person will have a strong array of skills in the areas of project and finance management as well as liaison and relationship management.

NORPA is looking for someone who will be excited by the opportunity to work in our community and collaborate with our Creative Director, First Nations Rhoda Roberts and Artistic Director Julian Louis.

The candidate will need to demonstrate:
• Experience in successful delivery of multiple projects in the arts sector with substantial First Nations engagement.
• Strong cultural knowledge, experience and community connections.
• Knowledge of First Nations performance and arts sector space with relevant contacts and connections.
• Ability to build strong collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders. • Strong communications skills, including oral, written, negotiation and advocacy. What we need you to deliver:
• Project coordination of NORPA’s year-round First Nations Program from planning, through to artistic and financial success, and evaluation.
• Smooth and successful events through operational delivery of the creative process from inception, negotiation of contracts, to final performance schedules.
• Strong positive relationships within the creative industry and First Nations communities which enables capacity building in the regional community and wider sector.
• Effective budget management to deliver in line with funding and targets. Applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as being an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the Nation/ community and country they identify with.

NORPA considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s.14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

This is an initial 12-month contract with possibility of extension. The temporary base is Byron Bay, but you will also work around the region.

For a full copy of the position description, and to apply, please email [email protected] To apply, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about why you are right for the job – maybe it’s a video, voice message or email – don’t forget to share your work history or resume. Applications close 24 May 2022
Image: Mitch King in Flow, a NORPA production 2021. Photographer: Kate Holmes

Social Futures is recruiting!

Northern Rivers Women’s and Children’s Services seeks communications officer

Northern Rivers Women’s and Children’s Services Incorporated has a position currently available for a Project Officer – Communications Specialist.

Permanent part time minimum 2 days per week (14 hours per week) / SCHADS Level 3 Pay Point 1 / Salary sacrificing offered.

Northern Rivers Women’s and Children’s Services Incorporated has a position currently available for a Project Officer – Communications Specialist.

Permanent part time minimum 2 days per week (14 hours per week)

SCHADS Level 3 Pay Point 1
Salary sacrificing offered.

 

Purpose of the position

 The Communications Specialist is primarily responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the NORWACS brand, contributing to marketing strategies and campaigns. This position will contribute to the delivery of best-practice and innovative marketing and communication strategies and will work to ensure that NORWACS’ promotional activities and community engagement complement organisational objectives.

A copy of the information package, including position description and selection criteria is attached with this advertisement and can be requested by email to [email protected].

Applications must include a brief cover letter, the completed Application Form, Selection Criteria Responses and current resume.

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] and be received by 9am, Monday, 2 May 2022.

A Working with Children check will be undertaken on the preferred candidate/s.

All applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as per the Public Health (COVID 19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021.

NORWACS considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

 

Full Stop seeks a councillor

Full Stop seeks a councillor

Full Stop, formerly known as Rape & Domestic Violence Service Australia are seeking a counselor for their Community Based Counseling Service run out of the Lismore Womens Health and Resource Centre once a week.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Counsellor Community Based Counselling Services

 

 

Position Title: Counsellor Community Based Counselling Services (CBCS)
Status: Permanent Part-Time 7.75 hours per week
Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHCADS) Award 2010 Level 5.3, Above Award $20,585.24 per annum plus 10% superannuation ($22,643.76 per annum total package)
Position Number: 4.3.13
Reports To: Director, Counselling Services
Direct Reports: Nil
Team: Counselling
Key internal contacts: CBCS Counsellors, Counselling Service Managers, Director, Counselling Services
Key external contacts WHC staff, clients

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Community Based Counselling Service (CBCS) is a specialist counselling service for women who have experienced sexual assault in childhood. The CBCS programs offers individual clients up to two-years of free specialist counselling and therapy focusing on healing and processing the impacts of trauma.

This position operates out of Lismore Women’s Health & Resource Centre (WHC) but is funded and managed by Full Stop Australia (FSA). The program is offered across 6 WHCs across NSW. The CBCS counselling team operates as part of the larger telephone, online and in-person counselling services offered by FSA.

Please note, this is not a casework position. The Counsellor CBCS’s core role is to provide medium to long-term intensive counselling and therapeutic support. Therefore, applicants should have appropriate experience and qualifications to undertake work of this nature and scope.

This position of trust demands the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided. The CBCS will provide a service that is client-centred, non-judgemental, feminist, culturally safe, supportive and responsive.

All Counsellor CBCS’s are Mandatory Reporters and are compelled by legislation to identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm.

Counsellor CBCS’s are part of FSA’s broader team, and so will have opportunities to engage with our exciting policy and law reform work, our best-practice training, and our innovative projects. We ground everything we do in the diverse grassroots experience of our counsellors and case workers, and people with lived experience of sexual, domestic, and family violence.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Counselling Skills 

  • Provide medium to long term individual counselling and therapy to address the impacts of trauma to women who have experienced childhood sexual trauma.
  • The preferred mode of delivery is in-person. However, the Counsellor may be required to offer counselling via telephone or via videoconferencing if services are impacted by Covid-related measures, natural disasters and so on.
  • Provide, in accordance with the organisation’s Code of Ethics and contemporary professional standards, client-focused, compassionate and ethical counselling and support to FSA clients.
  • Conduct therapeutic planning, clinical networking, advocacy and referral for clients as needed.
  • Ensure counselling services provided are evidence-based and meet best practice standards.
  • In conjunction with management, prepare statements and reports in support of clients.
  • Work in a collaborative and collegial manner with fellow employees and interagency networks.
  • Access debrief/handover to ensure all necessary information is conveyed and to minimise the impacts of vicarious trauma on self.
  • Meet statutory obligations as Mandatory Reporters of children and young people at risk of harm
  • Ensure that work is carried out to a high standard of professionalism, efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy, timeframes are met, and client confidentiality is maintained according to policy.
  • Attend and actively participate in clinical supervision, team meetings, professional development, performance appraisals and self-care plans.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of FSA, including information collection, quality improvement, risk management procedures, record keeping and administrative practices of the organisation.
  • Ensure work practices comply with the codes of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Social.

Organisational

  • Participate in an orientation process.
  • Comply with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Work in accordance with the organisation’s best practice and quality assurance framework.
  • Participate in the organisation’s projects and activities.
  • Attend and actively participate in the organisation’s meetings.
  • Maintain an awareness of socio, political and feminist issues.
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Ensure work practices are ethical and comply with the FSA Code of Ethics and the code of any professional associations of which the employee may be a member.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Commitment to the provision of excellence in counselling service provision.
  • Ability to incorporate feminist perspectives within counselling frameworks.
  • Detailed understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual assault, family and domestic violence.
  • Demonstrated well developed communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in written advocacy and clinical report writing.
  • A minimum four year Bachelor degree in psychology, social work or counselling.
  • Minimum three years (full time equivalent) counselling experience. This may include face-to-face, and/or telephone, and/or online counselling.
  • Experience in working with adults who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence and related trauma in childhood and in offering medium to long term counselling to clients with complex presentation will be well regarded.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to work tasks.
  • Superior emotional competence when operating in a high demand trauma environment.
  • Responsive and competent work management capacity.
  • Ability to travel to Sydney on a quarterly basis
  • Ability to provide therapeutic services in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please note under the Public Health Order 2021 all staff are required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine or provide evidence of an exemption.

FSA holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers for clinical positions.

For all enquiries, please email [email protected]

To apply, click the below link and send your resume and cover letter addressing the skills and experience required to the role.

https://rapedvservices.elmotalent.com.au/careers/rape-dvservices/job/view/31