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Social Futures is now recruiting

Social Futures is now recruiting

Social Futures is currently advertising numerous positions.

  1. People and Culture Officer

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8467144

Due to an internal promotion, Social Futures is searching for an experienced administration professional to join the People & Culture Team. The People and Culture Officer provides administrative supports, with a focus on  recruitment, database administration and general support for the delivery of all employee services. This is a fast paced, hands-on role in a dynamic environment which is going through a significant period of growth and change.

2. Yarn Safe Worker (can this please be boosted around Lismore)

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8457679

An exciting part-time fixed term opportunity is now available due to an internal promotion to join our headspace Lismore team as a Yarn Safe Worker. The Yarn Safe Worker works to promote headspace Lismore services and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People access health and other well-being services. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the Yarn Safe worker will work alongside the community to build referral pathways and assist with culturally safe access to headspace services.

3. StandBy Program Worker 9can this please be boosted around Dubbo – Broken Hill)

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8351877

StandBy support after suicide service is a community-based postvention program developed in response to an identified need for a coordinated community response to assist families, friends and associates who have been bereaved or impacted through suicide, regardless of when or where the suicide occurred. It is an integrated response service utilising existing emergency and community support networks, resulting in bereaved people accessing the right support at the right time and place. Participation and cooperation with a wide range of agencies, essential.

4. Local Area Coordinator

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8393488

Social Futures is looking to add to our NDIS Local Area Coordination teams across  Western NSW service regions.  As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), you will assist people with disability to access the full benefits of the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as other community and mainstream organisations that support their individual goals.

5. Program Worker – Complex Homelessness Support

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8360423

We have an opportunity for a passionate Program Worker to join our homelessness service with our Lismore team! You will be part of an innovative team that supports those experiencing homelessness, or at risk thereof to identify and access sustainable housing outcomes, as well as appropriate supports such as education and employment opportunities. No two days will be the same. You will be providing high quality, customer centred assistance, with a mix of home based support and outreach. There will also be a requirement to collaborate with a variety of community based organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes.

6. Program Worker – Youth

https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/8409990

Social Futures is seeking a motivated and skilled person to join our Youth Team as a Program Worker in our Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP). This exciting opportunity will see you working with young people (aged 12-15) and their families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Have you had your energy supply disconnected?

Have you had your energy supply disconnected?

Sometimes bills are forgotten, mail stays in the letterbox or you just can’t afford to pay your electricity or gas bill. You may face disconnection of your energy supply or worse have already been disconnected. Contact your provider straight away to find out how to stop the disconnection or get reconnected.

If you cannot come to an agreement with your provider, call us.

We are the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON), a free, fair and independent complaints-handling service for all electricity and gas customers in NSW, and some water customers.

Ask your provider…

  1. For an extension, or to set up a payment plan. Be realistic and only agree to a payment plan you can afford. Your provider must offer at least two payment plans within 12 months on request.
  2. To be transferred to an affordability program for longer term support, if you are experiencing ongoing difficulties
  3. If fees for disconnection and/or reconnection can be waived considering your circumstances.

Electricity must be reconnected within two business days of your request, and gas within five business days.

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA)

If you’re struggling to pay your current household energy bill because of a short-term financial crisis or emergency, such as unexpected medical bills, or reduced income due to COVID-19, you could be eligible for the NSW Government’s EAPA vouchers.

Vouchers are worth $50 and are sent electronically to your energy retailer. The number you receive will depend on your circumstances. Contact an EAPA provider service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/energy-accounts-payment-assistance-eapa-scheme or call Service NSW on 1377 88 to apply.

You cannot be disconnected if…

  • You make payments towards an agreed payment plan
  • You owe less than $300 and have committed to a payment plan
  • Your home is registered as having life support equipment
  • It’s before 8am or after 3pm
  • It’s a Friday, weekend, or the day before/of a public holiday
  • If you have arranged an appointment for Energy Account Payment Assistance

Water restriction

Your water provider may restrict your supply if you have an unpaid bill however, it must give you notice first.

For further information about disconnections and restriction of supply, read our factsheet on disconnections.

How to get in touch with us

Freecall: 1800 246 545* Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Freepost: Reply Paid 86550 Sydney South NSW 1234

Interpreter: 131 450

TTY/Voice: 133 677

Online: ewon.com.au

* If you are calling from a mobile phone, let us know and we will call you back.

Boosting the mature age workforce

Boosting the mature age workforce

National Seniors Australia has welcomed the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI) call today to remove the barriers for pensioners who want to work and Minister Stuart Robert’s announcement of increased support for mature workers.

Pensioners can help to meet the shortage of workers in the economy – but only if government fixes the punitive income test that discourages them from participating in the workforce.

Pensioners retiring with limited savings are effectively taxed 50 cents in the dollar when they work more than one day per week. They need to work but don’t see the point.

An untapped resource

Australia has a large untapped resource of mature aged workers compared to many other countries.

According to ABS, 4.3m Australians are aged 65 and over, however, an OECD report highlights only 14.2% (610,000) are in the workforce compared to 19.44 % in the USA, 24.8% in New Zealand, 25.48% in Japan and 34.34% in Korea.

New Zealand pensioners are not penalised for earning additional income through work. If Australia can achieve a participation rate of over 65’s similar to New Zealand’s 24.8%, it will result in an additional 455,000 available workforce.

Department of Social Security (DSS) data shows there are 2.6m pensioners but only 84,000 (3.4%) have employment income. Those with limited savings are penalised if they work, so they don’t.

What can be done

While we support CCI’s call for an increase to the Work Bonus and Minister Robert’s extension of the Pensioner Concession Card for those who lose the pension from work, this doesn’t go far enough.

“National Seniors is calling for an exemption to the income test for pensioners with limited savings. Chief Advocate Ian Henschke has said.

A targeted exemption will encourage the thousands of retirees who have little additional income to get back into the workforce to boost the economy and their own incomes. This should be done as a two-year trial while we lack workers from overseas to test how effective it is.”

Our key campaign priority

National Seniors wants employment income to be exempt from the income test for pensioners with limited savings or assets. Allowing pensioners to work will boost their retirement incomes and meet crippling labour force shortages – help us make it happen!

To learn more click here.

The Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service is looking for a Clinical Services Manager

The Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service is looking for a Clinical Services Manager

The Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service is looking for a Clinical Services Manager. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service was founded by and for Goori people in and around Ballina NSW.  Bullinah’s vision is ‘A strong, empowered and healthy Goori community through the delivery of high quality, comprehensive primary health care services.  Working at Bullinah offers an opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people.

The Practice manager is key to the effective day-to day operations of Bullinah’s clinical services. Reporting to the Executive Officer, and in partnership with the clinical lead GP; the Practice Manager is responsible for effective clinical governance, supervising and developing clinical staff, and shares responsibility for the clinical team’s performance against KPI’s and Medicare revenue targets.

For more information, Click for the seek link here

Associate Lecturer in Aboriginal Health sought for Lismore’s Rural Clinical School

Associate Lecturer in Aboriginal Health sought for Lismore’s Rural Clinical School

The University of Sydney is looking for an Associate Lecturer in  Aboriginal Health to be based at the Rural Clinical School in Lismore.

You will contribute to the teaching and learning efforts at the Rural Clinical School and work with a team to deliver programs and teaching to medical and allied health students. The position is  the position is full time, fixed until January 2023.

For more information click here: Seek link here

Position Vacant – Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre – Executive Assistance

Position Vacant – Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre – Executive Assistance

The Lismore Women’s Health & Resource Centre  is looing for Executive Assistant, Permanent Part Time (14 hours per week), SCHADS Award Level 3 (Pay point commensurate with experience)

Purpose of the position 

The Executive Assistant will provide high level administrative support to the General Manager of NORWACS. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, providing secretarial support for NORWACS meetings, preparing correspondence, and assisting with human resource management.

We are seeking a proactive, professional, and organised individual who shows initiative in their work and a commitment to working within a feminist organisation.

All work is undertaken in accordance with Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Inc. philosophy, values, policies and procedures and relevant legislation.

How to apply 

Email your expression of interest in the position, addressing the selection criteria, and a current resume to: [email protected]

To request the position description or other information email us at:

[email protected]

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Current Working with Children’s Check

Being 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).

Expressions of interest close:  Monday 20th December, 9am

Short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews the week commencing 20 December 2021.

Position Vacant – Northern Rivers ACON

Position Vacant – Northern Rivers ACON

ACON Northern Rivers is looking for a Team Leader of Health Promotion.

ACON offers a colourful, nurturing and professional workplace. We’re offering a great opportunity for an experienced health promotion worker with leadership experience to use their skills in leading a small team delivering harm reduction and health promotion to coordinate the delivery of outreach, community development and sector capacity building to sexually diverse people and people living with HIV across the Northern and the Mid North Coast Local Health Districts.

You will work in partnership with local services, networks and groups, and other ACON teams to ensure effective program delivery to our communities through an outreach model of service delivery.

Our staff and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness. ACON is committed to our employee’s professional development and engagement – ensuring we build our capabilities with people who have the right values, attitudes, skills and knowledge.

This role requires frequent travel within the Northern Rivers and to Sydney (dependent on COVID-19 Restrictions).

This position is located at the ACON Lismore Office and is offered on a full-time basis.

An attractive salary package is offered including super + leave loading. Generous salary packaging options are also available.

Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTQ+ community organisation.

Download: Positon Description – Team Leader, Community Health Promotion Northern Rivers

Download: Job Pack – Team Leader Health Promotion – ACON Northern Rivers

Positions Vacant – Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service

Positions Vacant – Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service

The Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service is looking for a part-time Accounts Officer for Lismore and the Far North Coast.

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service was founded by and for Goori people in and around Ballina NSW.  Bullinah’s vision is ‘A strong, empowered and healthy Goori community through the delivery of high quality, comprehensive primary health care services’.  Working at Bullinah offers an opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people.

About the role

The Accounts Officer at Bullinah is responsible for the business’s accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll functions including salary packaging, and bank reconciliations.

The role is in Ballina NSW and offered as 2 days per week permanent part time. There is an opportunity to increase the hours offered with additional duties dependent on your skills and experience.

Jobs for seniors: working in the aged care industry

Jobs for seniors: working in the aged care industry

National Seniors Australia is calling for a successful South Australian pilot to be extended nationwide to train new workers needed for home care.

They believe there are people who would consider a later life career in home care if given the appropriate support as has happened in the South Australian Pilot. The full story can be found in the link: https://nationalseniors.com.au/news/featured-news/mature-age-home-care-traineeships-needed-now

Indigenous Women in Business Workshops

Indigenous Women in Business Workshops

Murawin and Tiddas in Business, with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinets Office for Women, are offering an Indigenous Women in Business Program, to support businesses owned and run by Indigenous women. The online program, on December 8 and 15, also fosters business growth, leading to increased employment and business opportunities for other Indigenous people.

 The free program encourages women in urban, regional, rural, and remote areas to aspire to economic empowerment. To register click here.

Tiddas in Business provides a range of intensive, culturally appropriate supports, from introducing the idea of entrepreneurship and encouragement for Indigenous women to think about starting their own business, through to business-ready workshops, mentoring and leadership development. 

During these workshops you will engage in dynamic and interactive learning sessions that cover: 

• Business models
• Financial and administrative systems for small businesses
• Promotional material
• Income streams
• Product identification and development
• Marketing and sales

The goal of the Business Ready Workshop is to provide each participant with a good understanding of the complexities of starting and growing a business, but also to provide a simple assessment about viability.

Be ‘bar work ready in’ just three days!

Be ‘bar work ready in’ just three days!

-The Statement of Attainment in Bar Operations course is being offered free to eligible students. This practical three day course covers the skills and knowledge required to begin your  bar career and get your NSW Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) Certificate.

Successfully complete this short course and receive your RSA interim certificate in order for you to commence employment in the hospitality industry immediately. This course will be delivered at a local venue by a local trainer.

Course outcomes include:

• Gaining a good understanding of the responsibility of selling or serving alcohol.

• Assisting customers.

• Prepare, serve, clean and tidy bars.

This course is free for eligible students.

It will be held at Riverside Function Centre Ballina RSL, 1 Grant Street, Ballina from 13-15 December 2021, over three days from 9am to 3pm. Again, the cost is fully subsidised course for eligible students

The start date is December 13.

Click here to enrol, call 131 601 or visit a campus.

2022 Enrol Now – TAFE NSW Make a real impact on the lives of vulnerable people

2022 Enrol Now – TAFE NSW Make a real impact on the lives of vulnerable people

Nationally recognised Community Services courses will be delivered at the Kingscliff and Murwillumbah TAFE and online.

Turn your passion for Community Services into a rewarding career. Make a real impact on the lives of vulnerable people.

For more information, please call Richard Garlipp from Community Services on (02) 6674 7319 or E: [email protected]

DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICES – Part Time – VIRTUAL – TEAMS ONLINE

National Course Code: CHC52015-01V03

Dates: 01/02/2022 – 01/12/2022

Time/Day: Tuesday and Thursday (5:30 pm – 9:00 pm)

Location: Online

Application link: Diploma of Community Services PT  (Click on link and choose next to commence the enrolment process or call 131601 to enrol across the phone.)

DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICES 

National Course Code: CHC52015-01V03

Dates: 27/04/2022 – 06/04/2023

Time/Day: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Location: Murwillumbah Campus

Application link: Diploma of Community Service (Click on link and choose next to commence the enrolment process or call 131601 to enrol across the phone.)

CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

National Course Code: CHC43115-01V02

Dates: 31/01/2022 – 21/09/2022

Time/Day: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

Location: Murwillumbah Campus

Enrolment link: Certifcate IV in Disability (Click on link and choose next to commence the enrolment process or call 131601 to enrol across the phone.)

CERTIFICATE IV IN YOUTH WORK  

National Course Code: CHC40413-01V04

Dates: 31/01/2022 – 21/09/2022

Time/Day: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

Location: Murwillumbah Campus

Enrolment link: Certifcate IV in Youth Work  (Click on link and choose next to commence the enrolment process or call 131601 to enrol across the phone.)

CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

National Course Code: CHC42015-01V03

Dates: 31/01/2022 – 21/09/2022

Time/Day: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Location: Kingscliff Campus

Enrolment link: Cert IV in Community Service  (Click on link and choose next to commence the enrolment process or call 131601 to enrol across the phone.)

Traineeships – Certificate IV in Community Services

Traineeships – Certificate IV in Community Services

TAFE NSW is offering this qualification, reflecting the role of community services workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/ or groups in our community.  If you are an employer you are encouraged to think about your corporate training needs.

Trainees trained for your business: Employing a trainee is a cost-effective way to fill a skills gap in your business. A trainee provides you with a motivated and career-driven employee who can be trained for the specific needs of your business, helping increase your bottom line and contribute to sustainable growth.

A trainee can be:

  • A new employee
  • Someone you already employ
  • Traineeships are available to anyone over 15 years of age. Full time trainees work and train for an average of 38 hours a week, while part time trainees work and train for at least 15 hours per week.

How to get involved: For more information about the course contact Lisa Dundas, [email protected] or Sue Cross [email protected]

For more information on your corporate training needs and the traineeship:

Phone: 1300045737

Visit: tafensw.edu.au/enterprise

Bullinah is looking for a new leader

Bullinah is looking for a new leader

The Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service has an opportunity available for the right person to fill an exciting leadership role within our Organisation. Supported by the Executive Officer and working in partnership with our clinical lead GP, the Clinical Services Manager is responsible for supporting our daily clinical operations and supervising our clinical team.

If you know someone with leadership experience/potential, a desire to work in a role with purpose and be part of a supportive, community focussed organisation, please share the link below or ask them to contact me.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/54982417