WACOSS February 2010 Volume 1 Issue 2 Jobseekers2Communities Fact Sheet 2 First Projects Completed The Project Officers in- volved with the Jobseek- ers2Communities have completed the following projects: New website for the Inside this issue: Blackwood Basin Group. Even though the Black- Who is eligible? 2 wood Basin Group is based in the south-west, Christophe Bouyac was What kind of projects 2 able to complete a total can be taken on? new look for their website, and leave be- Executive Officer at GROW to assist her What kind of organisa- 2 hind a comprehensive manual which en- with two spreadsheets which she needs tions have been ables the BBG to manage the new site. to use for reporting requirements. Mi- successful ? Check out Christophe’s work at chael was able to understand what the When do applications 3 problems were in using the spreadsheets, close? http://www.blackwoodbasingroup.com.au and with some modifications and instruc- How do I apply? 4 tions, enable Louise to feel much more Database of resources for the comfortable in managing them next time! ConnectGroups. I need more help! 5 Ivi Sanchez Moncada has catalogued all Michael developed a call logging data- 735 individual resources held by Con- base for GROW together with an auto- nectGroups, and left behind a database calculating spread sheet for reporting . Our story 6 that enables anyone to search for any The Jobseekers2Communities Program is topic and know exactly where to look for it open for further applications. Please con- in the office! Antonella Segre, the Execu- tact Eira Clapton firstname.lastname@example.org for tive Officer of ConnectGroups says “our Special points of assistance or go to the WACOSS website funding body requires us to be able to for more information. interest: provide resources to our members. Now First Projects we know exactly what we have, what we This Project is supported by Completed need to update, and where they are! We funding from What kind of are now very comfortable with our ability to manage that part of our work.” the projects can be taken on? Australian Government Ivi called in assistance from fellow Project Which organisa- Officer Michael D’Silva in creating the tions have been search facility for her library database. successful? Assistance with spreadsheets for GROW Michael D’Silva visited Louise Howe, Page 2 J o b s e e k e r s 2 C o m m u n it i e s Volume 1 Issue 2 What kind of projects can be taken on? Some of the work we have agreed to do so far includes: Web design and development of websites, Marketing plan and database Records and archival support Upgrade website and data capture and storage Event coordination General office support, includes policy and procedure manuals We have recruited a Refinement of data collection tools wide variety of people with administrative Not for profit, small to medium sized community service organisations are skills eligible to apply. (see the application form for definitions). Applicant organisations must have the capacity to provide support to the pro- ject and the Pool Worker as he or she completes the project task. This includes having space for the Pool Worker to work in your office. It means that there will be a person who is ready to help the Pool Worker ad- just quickly to the project work and will be ready to answer any questions as they arise. The organisation must be in metropolitan Perth . Successful organisations will have submitted an Application form with all the required documentation to WACOSS for consideration by the assessment Examples of projects for panel. pool workers: Updating your policy and What kind of workers will be available? procedure manual Making the WACOSS has recruited workers who have been retrenched from business – transition of your or become unemployed due to the Global Financial crisis-and oriented them Chart of Accounts to work in the not-for-profit sector. to the Standard We have people with administrative skills, book-keeping or accounting skills, Chart of Accounts IT professionals and so on. These people are our Project Officers for a period of four months of full time work. Archiving your records The workers are employees of WACOSS, and their wages are provided by a grant from the Commonwealth Jobs Fund. Re-organising your document management system J o b s e e k e r s 2 C o m m u n it i e s V o l u m e 1 I ss u e 2 Page 3 How do I apply? Organisations need to apply for Project Officers. If approved, projects will be allocated to the Project Officers according to their skills and interests and the time available. Applications must be made on the Jobseekers2Communities Application form, and submitted in full with all supporting documentation, by the due date. It is strongly recommended that any organisation talk over the project that they have in mind, with the Program Coordi- It is strongly nator Eira Clapton, prior to submitting the application. recommended that any organisation talk Applications need to be at the WACOSS office by over the project that they have in mind, 5pm on the Second Monday of each month with the Program Coordinator Eira during 2010. Clapton, prior to submitting the Get your application form by emailing application. email@example.com or phone 9420 7222. Projects which have been approved so far include those of the follow- ing organizations: Blackwood Basin Group; Bridging the Gap; CARAD; Community Legal Centres Association (CLC) (WA) Inc; Community Sector Services; ConnectGroups - Support Groups Association WA Inc; Federation of Housing Collectives; FinUCare; GROW; Joondalup Youth Support Services; Learning Centre Link; Peel Community Development Group; Peel Youth Services; People With Disabilities WA Inc (PWDWA); Shelter WA; The Patricia Giles Centre Inc; WACOSS & Peaks Train- ing Gateway; Women's Law Centre How much will it cost? The project is supported by funds from the Australian Government which will pay the Pool Workers’ wages. In-kind support from organisa- tions who have a Pool Worker working for them is an essential compo- nent of the project. We invite organisations to contribute 20% of the cost of their Pool Worker. Income from these contributions will go towards the long-term sustainability of this Project and help us to assist more Organisations. WACOSS Contact the Jobseekers2Communities Program WACOSS City West Lotteries House 2 Delhi St West Perth WA 6005 Coordinator Eira Clapton WACOSS Fremantle Office: Jobs Fund Projects for more information about this Level 2 22 Queen St Fremantle exciting new project. Phone: West Perth 08 9420 7222 Fremantle 08 9430 8200 If you need more help, or are unsure if the project you have E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org in mind is suitable, please call the Program Coordinator Eira www.wacoss.org.au Clapton, who is available to assist or ganisations to Ways to make a difference. complete their applications. Applications are now open! Application forms can be downloaded from the website at http://www/wacoss.org.au or email email@example.com Our story The Jobseekers2Communities project came about from planning by the WA Peaks Forum, a network of community service organisations which meet regularly to discuss matters of importance in the not for profit community service area. The Peaks Forum identified that there was a concern about attracting workers into the community sector, which was a limiting factor on the sector being able to deliver services to the people of WA. WACOSS is the lead agency for the WA Peaks Forum in the management of this project. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government.
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