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September 2017

Work, Health and Safety – Introduction

September 8, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$50

Introduction to the WHS ACT 2011 and how to meet your obligation under the Act.  Course is relevant to both paid and unpaid workers. $50. Free for volunteers. Bexley Community Centre, 405 Bexley Road, Bexley.

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Marketing and Branding for Not-for-Profit Organisations

September 12, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

How to identifying your target audience and key segments • How to articulate your organisation’s unique selling points • How to understand your organisation’s brand and how it can be utilised • How to boost your social media and web presence • How to design…

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Practice makes perfect II – Co-designing Support Solutions

September 20, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Practical techniques in engaging consumers and their families in the co-design of support plans with clear goals and expected outcomes. Embracing and strengthening consumer direction Designing user friendly documentation for case managers, support coordinators, support workers and consumers. Carss Park Community Centre Wednesday 20th September…

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Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

September 26, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cultural Competence and Refugees • Awareness: Culture, Identity and Meaning • Knowledge: Refugee Trauma, Resettlement and Cultural Transition • Attitude: Important Worker Attributes • Skills: Culturally Competent Practice Carss Park Community Centre Tuesday 26th September 9:30am - 4:30pm $50, FREE for Volunteers

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October 2017

Accidental Counsellor

October 5, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self-care. Stapleton Avenue Community Centre, 3A Stapleton…

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Understanding Wellness & Reablement for Consumers, Carers & Families

October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is the wellness and reablement approach and how does it work? • Why is wellness and reablement important for older people? • What can wellness and reablement look like when supporting older people? • How can older people, their carers and families contribute to…

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Work Health and Safety

October 20, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to the WHS ACT 2011 and how to meet your obligation under the Act, how to conduct a risk assessment, safety postures, transfer of clients, correct way to lift clients into chair and correct use of specialised equipment. Bexley Community Centre, 405 Bexley Road,…

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Practice Makes Perfect III – Measuring Consumer Outcomes

October 25, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Building outcome identification into support planning processes • Designing individual and group outcomes measures • Setting up outcome databases • Reporting on consumer outcomes Carss Park Community Centre Wednesday 25 October 9:30am - 1:00pm $100 ($350 for all four Practice Makes Perfect workshops. Dates include…

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Disability and Resilience

October 27, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This session will examine the Social Approach to Resilience, and see how social, political and economic changes (such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme) can have a profound impact on an individual’s network of resilience. Bexley Community Centre, 405 Bexley Road, Bexley Friday 27th October…

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November 2017

Grief and Loss

November 13, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the grieving process, including different stages and types of grief. Explore issues relating to grief and loss, including coping mechanisms. Learn to develop strategies and techniques to assist someone who is grieving, use effective communication and how to look after yourself and maintain boundaries.…

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Safe Home Visiting

November 14, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will look at processes and strategies that need to be in place in order to ensure safety of workers and volunteers when they are visiting clients in their own home. Bexley Community Centre, 405 Bexley Road, Bexley Tuesday 14th November 9:30am - 1:00pm…

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It’s a WARAP!

November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop covers the essential ingredients of a Wellness and Reablement Action Plan and how to develop one for an organisation or program. Participants will receive a handbook which contains checklists, hints and tools for developing a plan and monitoring progress. The workshop is designed…

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Practice Makes Perfect IV – Documenting Consumers’ Journeys

November 22, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Options for gathering information and stories about the consumer experience • How to present stories that demonstrate the consumer experiences and outcomes from their journey with your organisation • Using consumer stories to strengthen your evidence base and promote your service Carss Park Community Centre…

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Understanding Professional Boundaries and Duty of Care

November 24, 2017 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Develop strategies for remaining within professional work roles. Emphasise Duty of Care to clients and co-workers. Balance Duty of Care with concepts of enabling and personcentred planning. Bexley Community Centre, 405 Bexley Road, Bexley Friday 24th November 9:30am - 1:00pm $50, FREE for Volunteers

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Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

November 29, 2017 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Topics covered: • Cultural Competence and Refugees • Awareness: Culture, Identity and Meaning • Knowledge: Refugee Trauma, Resettlement and Cultural Transition • Attitude: Important Worker Attributes • Skills: Culturally Competent Practice Cronulla Central, 38-60 Croydon Street, Cronulla Wednesday 29th November 9:30am - 4:30pm $50, FREE…

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