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Positions Vacant at Social Futures

Positions Vacant at Social Futures

Social Futures is looking to fill the following vacancies.

  1. Team Leader – FCS
  • Full-Time Fix Term Contract until 27/05/2022
  • SCHCADS Level 6 plus Generous Salary Packaging Options
  • Location: Lismore

This position is for an initial six months to cover maternity leave, with possible opportunities to extend for a further six months. If you are passionate about child safety, practice approaches, risk mitigation and leading a large team with a positive culture then this could be the position for you.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8322727

 

  1. Local Area Coordinator Participant Experience Officer

 

  • Two x Full-time – 38 hours Week positions
  • SCHCADS Level 4 plus Generous Salary Packaging Options
  • Location: Tweed Heads

Our Social Futures’ Participant Experience Team is expanding! If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to achieve their goals, then a role with our LAC Participant Experience Team may help you achieve yours!  As a LAC Participant Experience Officer you will work within our centralised and fully accessible South Tweed Heads office to support NDIS Participants and Customers.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8321502

  1.  Program Manager – Suicide Aftercare

 

  • Full Time – 38 hours per week
  • SCHCADS Level 7 plus generous salary packaging options
  • Location: Kempsey – Relocation Assistance available

Due to recent growth we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to join our Social Futures team to lead a new program.  The Care Connect Program Manager leads the Suicide Aftercare Program across Kempsey and Bellingen LGA. This key role supports the implementation and delivery of short-term psychological intervention and support to people at risk of suicide or self-harm.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8315978

  1.  Program Manager – Youth

 

  • Full time
  • SCHCADS level 7 plus generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Lismore

As a result of an internal promotion we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate people manager to lead multiple teams across a diverse range of youth programs. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Youth and Health Services, this position will see you as part of the leadership team, offering you an opportunity to use your management and leadership skills in conjunction with your knowledge of the issues pertaining young people within the area of homelessness, group and individual counselling, plus technology and education based programs.

 

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8315084

More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown

More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown

The Australian Council of Social Service has found that eighty-five percent of people receiving some form of income support are locked out of receiving any extra Covid Disaster Payment, pushing people on the lowest incomes to the brink of their ability to survive.

ACOSS released the latest update of its ‘Living in Lockdown’ survey, which finds that almost all of the 216 respondents (96%) were seriously struggling with the cost of living and almost half (41.5%) were at risk of homelessness because of the high cost of housing.

“Compared with last year when everyone receiving unemployment and related payments was provided extra support, this year more than 80% are seriously struggling to survive,” said ACOSS Program Director – Social Security, Charmaine Crowe.

“When people can’t afford to cover basic costs like food, rent, electricity, medicine and public transport, they find it harder to travel to get vaccinated and are more exposed to the risk of COVID-19,” said Ms Crowe.

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said:

“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that there were four times as many deaths from COVID-19 in the lowest socio-economic group (which includes most people on social security payments) compared with the highest socio-economic group. It is unconscionable to leave behind people who most need support.

“Even the OECD is recommending that Australia lift our appallingly low level of unemployment payment – at $44 a day it’s the very lowest rate of all comparable countries. People on Youth Allowance and Austudy are at an even lower rate of $36 a day.

“The Federal Government must urgently extend Disaster Payments to all people on social security or without other incomes including those on temporary visas. As soon as Parliament is recalled, it must pass legislation to lift social security payments to above the poverty line including JobSeeker, Commonwealth Rent Assistance and family payments.”

“The biggest stress people on low incomes face is housing costs – with the highest rate of Commonwealth Rent Assistance for a single person without children at just $70 a week when people in Sydney can’t find rental properties for less than $340 a week (and up to $540 a week in the city).

“ACOSS urges the Federal Government to increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance by at least 50% to better support people afford private rentals.”

Living in Lockdown – Key Findings:

  • 96% are struggling with living costs
  • 85% are ineligible for the COVID disaster payments
  • 41.5% are at risk of homelessness
  • 40% feel less safe

Key Recommendations

  1. Immediately extend COVID Disaster Payments to lift incomes for all people without paid work to at least $600 per week, including those in receipt of social security and those without any other income source at all.
  2. As soon as Parliament resumes in August, pass legislation lifting working-age income support payments (JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, parenting payments and related income support) to the pension rate, which is just above the poverty line (at least $475pw for the single rate). See further below for increases to supplements needed for specific groups.
  3. Index all income support payments twice per year in line with wage growth as well as prices.
  4. Extend income support to all affected by inadequate paid work, including people on temporary visas.
  5. Increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 50%.
  6. Provide supplementary payments for people with disability or illness, and single parents, recognising the additional costs they face.
  7. Invest in social housing to address the critical shortfall of supply.

Download the Locked Out in Lockdown survey report here

Women in Business

Women in Business

Are you running a small business and feel like you would like to connect with like-minded women in the local area for support?

CHESS Connect are hosting a FREE Women In Business Group connecting women in the Lismore, Richmond Valley and Surrounds.

If you would like more information. contact Emily on 0448 615 726

Meetings are to commence in October.

Positions Vacant at Social Futures

Social Futures career opportunities

Social Futures is looking to fill four job vacancies.

PROGRAM MANAGER – YOUTH

  • Full time
  • SCHCADS level 7 plus generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Lismore

As a result of an internal promotion we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate people manager to lead multiple teams across a diverse range of youth programs.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8315084

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Program Worker – Youth Access

  • Part-Time Position of 52.5 Hours per Fortnight
  • SCHCADS Level 4 plus Generous Salary Packaging Options
  • Location: Tweed Heads

The purpose of the Youth Access Worker is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to the headspace centre.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8306307

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Local Area Coordinator

  • Multiple Full-time positions available
  • SCHCADS Level 4 Plus Generous Salary Packaging Opportunities
  • Located – Wyong or Gosford Offices

Social Futures is excited to be looking to add to our Local Area Coordination Team on the Central Coast. As a Local Area Coordinator, you will help change the face of your community by leading inclusive community capacity building projects, assisting people with disability meet access to the NDIS and providing information and linkages around supports to people with disability, carers, family and the community in general.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8311629

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Program Manager – Suicide Aftercare

  • Full Time – 38 hours per week
  • SCHCADS Level 7 plus generous salary packaging options
  • Location: Kempsey – Relocation Assistance available

The Care Connect Program Manager leads the Suicide Aftercare Program across Kempsey and Bellingen LGA. This key role supports the implementation and delivery of short-term psychological intervention and support to people at risk of suicide or self-harm.

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8315978

 

 

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

TAFE NSW is proud to offer the Training and Assessment Scholarships to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This is a great opportunity to help your Mob by being accredited with the right qualifications to become a trainer. There is a number of opportunities to meet a range of skillsets.

Register your interest  on the TAFE NSW/ Aboriginal Education link below:

Aboriginal Education – Training and Education – TAFE NSW

Important Key Dates

Qualification Date
TAESS00014-V01 Statement of Attainment Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set

Duration: 8 weeks, Time: 5pm-9pm    Location: Online from home on your own device.

See  Flyer in link for further information

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Attend 5 blocks of 5 days a week at either Queanbeyan Campus, Kingscliff Campus or Eora College over 18 months.

In between the study blocks attend a once-a-week Wednesday evening Webinar from 5pm – 9pm over the 18 months from home using your own device.

EOI Open Now
Applications close 18 February 2022
Course commences 2 May 2022
Course finish date 23 November 2023
Training and Assessment Upgrade

See  Flyer in link for further information

900-50200V01- Statement of Attainment in Design and develop assessment tools

This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams two evenings per week

from 6.30pm –8.30pm for 7 weeks.

Participants attend from home on their own device

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021
900-81213V01 – Statement of Attainment in Address adult language literacy and numeracy skills

This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams one evening per week from

5pm – 9pm for 7 weeks.

Participants attend from home on their own device.

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021

 

Free training: Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Free training: Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Free ‘Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace’ training is available for employers and executive leaders who want to learn practical strategies to provide a safe working environment, meet their WHS obligations, boost productivity and save their business money.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is good for your people and good for business. See other benefits.

The training, funded by the NSW Government, will help you understand the legal, financial, ethical and reputational benefits of a psychologically safe business.

You will learn how to design safe workplaces and how to integrate mental health into all areas of your business, which will increase productivity and save you money.

This easy-to-do training is delivered by an expert psychologist from Black Dog Institute.

This training is free. To learn more visit HERE.

Eligibility

You’re eligible if you’re an owner or employer of:

  • a NSW business with less than 200 employees
  • a not-for-profit organisation of any size

What I will learn

The training only takes one hour and will give your business a competitive edge.

You will learn:

  • your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • strategies to support mental health at work and how to embed them into your business
  • how to design healthier workplaces, procedures, job roles and responsibilities

How training is provided

Interactive workshop:

  • only takes one hour
  • is delivered online via Zoom or face to face at your business (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) by a clinical psychologist

Questions about the training

If you have any questions before applying, use our contact us form. We’ll get back to you within two working days.

Do not use this form to apply for a program.


How to register

Signing up is easy.

 

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Some Fee-free TAFE courses available during lockdown

If you’re currently in lockdown and want to upskill, you can with a fee-free* online short course, but places are limited. Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Building a Website
Business Admin – Computing Skills
Construction Materials and WHS
Digital Security Basics
Emotional Intelligence
Introduction to Community Services
Introduction to Real Estate
Small Business
Social Media Engagement
and more
Lismore activation plan to support business

Lismore activation plan to support business

Lismore City Council has launched its new Business Activation Plan designed to help grow businesses in Lismore and Nimbin Central Business Districts.

Its release comes at a time that many of our local businesses are struggling with the financial full-out from the lockdown.

Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins welcomed the timely release of the Plan.

“With its unique old brick buildings and laneways, the CBD of Lismore is where our community comes together to socialise, share meals, shop and promenade. So too in Nimbin with its iconic streetscape,” she said.

“Council believes it is crucial to keep both CBDs safe and interesting to encourage people into the area to support our local businesses.

“The Business Activation Plan aims to do this by providing amenity in summer with more shade and seating, giving people reasons to walk by wayfinding through our laneways and rainbow walking track, buy local campaigns and micro grants for businesses”.

“When our shared spaces are exciting to visit, and events give us more reason to go downtown, our community benefits and so do the businesses we rely on. I am looking forward to seeing this plan in action.”

The plan was developed by Council’s Economic Development team which engaged the business community through workshops and an online survey, as well as working closely with the Business Activation Plan Working Group.

The Working Group comprised of representatives from Council, the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce, the Lismore Square and Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers.

The Working Group identified four simple themes to underpin the plan: Vibrancy to encourage more people to visit and connect with our CBDs, Experience to ensure our streets are safe and attractive; Promotion to showcase local events, attractions and the business community; and Support to help existing and new businesses to flourish.

The plan is also COVID-conscious and encourages businesses to use digital tools for events and engagement, including going virtual if necessary to promote our local businesses and community to wider audiences.
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Lismore City Council’s General Manager Michael Donnelly thanked the Working Group for developing the new plan.

“It is important that all of our stakeholders, such as the chambers of commerce and the Square, have a say in how we bring more people into our CBDs,” he said.

“As a Council we are committed to working with our business sector to ensure they can continue to grow and provide jobs for our community. By working together, we can put in place plans and actions that benefit not only our business community but also the wider community.”

A new Working Group will be established to implement, monitor and review the plan.

Kyogle Together is looking for a ‘Swoopin’ Season ’ Youth Development Worker

Kyogle Together is looking for a ‘Swoopin’ Season ’ Youth Development Worker

To work as part of the Kyogle Youth Action team in the delivery of services, activities and events for young people (18 hours per week). The Swoopin’ Season Youth Development Worker will form part of the Youth Village Program and will:

  • Work with regional service partners and Swoopin’ Season, the youth advisory committee in the development and delivery of events and activities, managed through a mentoring and training program.
  • Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of a series of skills development workshops (event management) for young people 12 to 25 years of age.
  • Sourcing external training providers to deliver event management related topics and support.
  • In consultation with young people, develop and deliver a series of events throughout the region.
  • Mentor young people to deliver these events with the view to skill building and delivering autonomously.
  • Support the management of the Local Drug Action Team and ensure events promote safer partying messages in line with harm reduction principles.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking for a person who enjoys working with a collaborative and creative team, whose focus is engaging with young people. You will ideally have at least 2 years experience in a community development/youth worker role and understand the complexities of a day in the life of a youth worker in a community setting. This role will include travel throughout the Kyogle LGA.

Kyogle Together is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply. A Current Working With Children and National Police Check clearance and verification are a condition of employment and will be required to be complete prior to your start date. You will also need to hold a current AU driving license.

For questions relating to the role please contact Village Youth Program Coordinator Kerz Lake: 0474 495 217.

A position description is available. 

Please submit your application by 4pm on Monday, September 6, 2021 to [email protected]letogether.org.au 

or you can apply through the Ethical Jobs website.

Wise Employment is recruiting an employment consultant for Tweed Heads South

Wise Employment is recruiting an employment consultant for Tweed Heads South

The WISE Employment and Disability Employment Service is currently looking to recruit an employment consultant in Tweed Heads.

WISE has more than 154 offices across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The are looking for consultants in a number of offices.

See: Position Vacant – Employment Consultant – Tweed Heads South

For over 27 years, WISE has been inspiring, transforming and enabling people with a disability by connecting them with employers who care. Each year, they help more than 12,000 people on the path to self-sufficiency through meaningful work. They have invested more than $3.5 million in projects to support the most disadvantaged in our community. The WISE slogan is, ‘Our entire community benefits when everyone can achieve their potential. Help us empower your community’.

 

Positions Vacant – Aboriginal Policy & Strategy Implementation Unit

Positions Vacant – Aboriginal Policy & Strategy Implementation Unit

Come join the Aboriginal Policy and Strategy Implementation Unit

4 New Positions

  • Aboriginal Languages & Cultural Officer (Clerk Grade 11/12)
  • 2 x Senior Aboriginal Policy and Strategy Implementation Officer (Clerk Grade 9/10)
  • Aboriginal Policy Officer (Clerk Grade 7/8)

https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/jobs/all-keywords/education/department-of-education/all-categories/all-locations/all-worktypes?divisionid=7&agenciesid=62&jobtypeid=10817

Position Vacant – Aboriginal Teachers Assistant – Goonellabah Transition Program

Position Vacant – Aboriginal Teachers Assistant – Goonellabah Transition Program

YWCA Australia have a current identified position vacant for a teacher assistant based at Goonellabah Primary school. Please see link to the advertised position below.

Aboriginal Teachers Assistant – Goonellabah Transition Program Job in Lismore & Far North Coast – SEEK

ABOUT THIS ROLE

YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Aboriginal Teacher’s Assistant to join our Goonellabah Transition Program Team. This role is offered on a part time (14 hours per week) basis on a maximum term contract ending on 27/12/2022 and is based at Goonellabah primary school NSW.

• Children’s Services Cert III with experience in early childhood environment

More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown

More than 720,000 people on Social Security Payments in Lockdown

ACOSS analysis of new figures from the Department of Social Services shows that as at the end of June there were more than 720,000 people on social security payments in areas across the country that are now in lockdown. This does not include children in families trying to get by on social security payments in lockdown.

An estimated 540,000 of the 720,000 adults in lockdown on social security payments are excluded from the $200 per week disaster payments because they did not have paid work going into the lockdown. This is despite all of them being restricted from trying to find paid work due to the lockdown.

A recent change to the $200 per week disaster payment for people on income support means that people who lost ‘a day’ of paid work that is less than 8 hours, such as a 4-hour shift, could now be eligible. However, this still excludes the estimated three quarters of people on income support who did not have paid work going into the lockdown.

“The focus now needs to be on getting everyone through this crisis, not on debt recovery from those with the least or on arbitrary eligibility criteria for disaster payments,” said Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.

“For lockdowns to be as effective and as short as possible, we must ensure that people can afford to keep a roof over their head so they can stay at home, as everyone is being urged to do.

“Currently, more than half a million people in lockdown and their children are excluded from the disaster payments because they did not have paid work going into lockdown, despite trying to find it. Now in lockdown, they’re restricted in finding paid work and most are continuing to struggle on the JobSeeker payment, which is just $44 a day.

“The Government must urgently ensure that everyone is living above the poverty line by lifting social security payments. By doing this, we’d be able to reduce the uncertainty and distress of ongoing lockdowns, as well as improve economic stability.

“Last year, the government did the right thing doubling JobSeeker to ensure people had enough to cover the basics so they could stay safe and keep a roof over their head.

“This year, we’ve instead seen the government leave behind people with the very least. People who were trying to find paid work going into lockdown have been completely excluded from disaster support.

“This is bad policy on social, economic and public health fronts.

“While we welcome disaster support being extended to some people on income support who lost paid work due to the lockdowns, people with the least behind them remain excluded,” Dr Goldie said.