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SACOSS eBulletin 16 March 2011 #05.11 Feature your events, resources and job vacancies in the SACOSS eBulletin: email@example.com Event: Rural medical justice phone-in, 20-22 March Event: Cross Road Forum-The challenge of poverty, how do we respond?, 22 March Event: human rights education and social justice, 24 March Event: All on board-growing vibrant communities through transport, 29 March Event: Facing death, choosing life-Dr Gill Hicks 2010 UK Australian of the Year, 6 April Event: "Grandparents and their Grandchildren" Edmund Rice Camp, 6-8 May Event: Info Session Service Excellence Program, 12 May New Report: AIHW 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey New Resource: Gambling Help Online Call for Input: SA’s Free Volunteer Training Program Survey, closes 18 March Call for Input: Want to become an HCSCC Charter Champion? Campaign: Shoeboxes of Love for Christchurch, Edmund Rice Camps Training: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 12 April Training: Optimal Individualised Service Design, May & June Training: Word Up: An Advocacy Workshop, YWCA, 28 May Scholarship: ASI ‘SMART Company’ Scholarship Fund for NFP employees Position Vacant: Senior Practice Leader, Neami Northern Metro, closes 25 March Schedule of eBulletins to come 6.11........Wed 30 Mar 7.11.............Wed 13 Apr Submission guidelines (and all of the 2011 issue dates) are at www.sacoss.org.au/publications/ebulletin Copy due the previous Monday, thanks. Inclusion of items is at the editor‟s discretion. Please note: SACOSS is unable to provide further information about external items submitted to the bulletin. For further information about a particular issue, contact those listed within the item. Event: Rural medical justice phone-in, 20-22 March “Understanding the real cost of care for rural and remote health consumers” Health Consumers Alliance of SA, in conjunction with UnitingCare Wesley Port Pirie, SACOSS, SA Farmers Federation and Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia, are holding a phone-in for people in rural and remote South Australia on the topic of healthcare: e.g. the struggle to afford even basic healthcare, and how the cost of care is affecting the health of individuals and families. Agencies are requested to publicise this to their clients. Call 1800 288 847 All calls are free Phone lines open on Sunday 20 March: 1pm till 9pm Monday 21 March: 10am till 4pm Tuesday 22 March: 1pm till 9pm The right to remain anonymous is guaranteed. Calls will be answered by trained staff from the participating organisations. Go to Top Event: Cross Road Forum-The challenge of poverty, how do we respond?, 22 March Guest speakers will be Dr Greg Ogle, SACOSS Senior Policy & Research Officer, and John Haren, CEO St Vincent De Paul. Coffee and chat will follow the presentations, everyone welcome. Date: Tuesday 22 March Time: 7.30pm – 9pm Venue: Sebastian Centre, The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond. For further information call The Monastery, 8338 1277. Go to Top Event: human rights education and social justice, 24 March UniSA‟s School of Education Oration on the role of human rights education in realising the vision of social justice will be presented by the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Commissioner. This presentation will examine what is meant by human rights education and how it can play a pivotal role in creating a fairer, more inclusive and more respectful Australia. It will highlight examples of education that go beyond providing knowledge about human rights, to also imparting the skills needed to promote, defend and apply human rights in daily life – education that develops attitudes and behaviours, which foster our shared human rights values. What: The role of human rights education in realising the vision of social justice When: Thursday 24 March Time: 6pm-8pm Where: UniSA City East Campus Cost: Free Bookings essential, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 21st March, or phone: 8302 4215 To find out more, go to: http://www.eoc.sa.gov.au/eo-resources/events/role-human-rights-education Go to Top Event: All on board-growing vibrant communities through transport, 29 March Jointly presented by Adelaide Thinkers in Residence and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA. Fred Hansen is a world expert on transport; he believes that integrating transport planning and urban design is the key to ensuring vibrant communities. Adelaide‟s lifestyle is often praised, but Australia- wide the hot infrastructure topic is urban transport. Fred‟s study of our place is showing us how to achieve an even more liveable, sustainable and productive city. This is his final report card, and his clear vision for South Australia‟s urban development into the future. What: Public Lecture- All on board: Growing vibrant communities through transport When: Tuesday 29 March Time: 6pm for a 6.15pm start Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide Cost: Free RSVP essential via Hawke Centre web site or phone 08 8302 0215 Go to Top Event: Facing death, choosing life-Dr Gill Hicks 2010 UK Australian of the Year, 6 April The Hawke Centre proudly presents an Adelaide-born international hero. Highly acclaimed peacemaker Gill Hicks was a survivor of the devastating July 2005 London terrorist attacks in which 52 people died. Today she proposes that peace is a verb and something we can all 'do'. What: One Unknown: facing death, choosing life, Dr Gill Hicks public lecture When: Wednesday 6 April Time: 5.45pm for 6.00pm start Where: Adelaide Town Hall Cost: Free Register at www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au or RSVP phone line 8302 0215 Go to Top Event: "Grandparents and their Grandchildren" Edmund Rice Camp, 6-8 May A special camp for grandparents who look after their grandchildren on a permanent basis. The camp will involve activities as a family unit and the opportunity to interact with other grandparents. What: Grandparents and Grandchildren Camp When: 6 - 8 May Where: Woodhouse, Rymill Centre There will be young enthusiastic volunteers on hand to help with activities. For more information, to register or volunteer, contact Natalie on (08) 8234 2937 or email email@example.com. Go to Top Event: Info Session Service Excellence Program, 12 May The Service Excellence Program will be holding their next information session on Thursday 12 May. These sessions are open to any organisation and available at no charge. SE Information Sessions provide participants with an overview of „quality‟ and associated topics, identify the key factors of „quality thinking‟ and „Continuous Improvement‟, practical exercises in the „how to‟ process of completing the Service Excellence workbooks, meet an external assessor and attendees will receive a certificate to recognise their participation. What: The Service Excellence Program Information Session When: 12 May Where: Riverside Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide Cost: Free For more information or to register your attendance phone 8415 4260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to Top New Report: AIHW 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey The 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey forms part of the evaluations of two vaccine programs for older Australia. The first is the National Influenza Vaccination Program for Older Australians, which commenced in 1999; and the second is the National Pneumococcal Vaccination Program for Older Australians which commenced on 1 January 2005. The survey showed that in 2009, 74.6% (2.2 million) Australians aged 65 years or over were vaccinated against influenza. However, only 54.4% (1.6 million) older Australians were currently vaccinated against pneumococcal. Click on the link to view the media release and report. Go to Top New Resource: Gambling Help Online Gambling Help Online, a new, Australian-first online service provides counselling, information and support 24/7 for people who need help with gambling issues, including referring health professionals. Problem gambling is often a factor within a complex array of interpersonal, intrapersonal and health issues that may be experienced by your client. Operated by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Gambling Help Online offers health professionals information, research and treatment options for working with someone who may have gambling concerns. Gambling Help Online complements existing face-to-face counselling initiatives. The 24/7 free, confidential Gambler‟s Help line 1800 858 858 has also attracted a new cohort of help seekers not currently willing or able to use existing services. To find out more, visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au Go to Top Call for Input: SA’s Free Volunteer Training Program Survey, closes 18 March Since 2001 the South Australian Government has offered a range of free training for volunteers to assist community groups improve the skills and knowledge of their volunteers. The current program offers 1,500 places in metropolitan Adelaide and 800 places regionally (currently at Port Augusta and the Limestone Coast). The training offered free of charge is generally not accredited or specialised skill training but is the type of training that tends to fill the gaps of what is available through the community groups "on the job" training and accredited vocational training. The Office for Volunteers is gathering views about the free volunteer training program and how this program might be improved into the future. The survey can be accessed electronically at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGPWKSF The survey closes Friday 18 March. For more information contact email@example.com Go to Top Call for Input: Want to become an HCSCC Charter Champion? The Health & Community Services Complaints Commissioner is preparing to build awareness among consumers, carers, advocates and service providers of the HCSCC Charter of Health and Community Services Rights, by developing an HCSCC Charter Champions Network. HCSCC Charter Champions will: play a key role in the successful promotion of the HCSCC Charter be part of a network to build awareness about the HCSCC Charter principles and rights within their group, work unit or agency work within their group, work unit or agency to bring the HCSCC Charter principles and rights to life promote complaints resolution taking into account the HCSCC Charter principles and rights. Further information about the HCSCC Charter Champions Network can be found in the latest Buzz newsletter. To download a copy of the February 2011 Buzz please click here (PDF) or here (RTF). If you are interested in becoming an HCSCC Charter Champion, please click here to download an Expression of Interest form. Completed forms can be sent to HCSCC by email, post or fax. Go to Top Campaign: Shoeboxes of Love for Christchurch, Edmund Rice Camps Edmund Rice Camps is asking people to help the Victims of the Christchurch Earth Quakes by Donating a Shoe Box of love. Some ideas for filling boxes: Child: pencils, crayons, paper, dolls, toys, lollies, reading books, colouring books, stickers. Adult female: body wash, moisturizer, scented candles, mascara, blush, tinted moisturizer, picnic set, hair product, pads / tampons, face wipes, deodorant, lip gloss, razors. Adult male: shaving cream, razor, magazine, pens, hat, sunglasses, nail clippers, comb, hair product, deodorant. Elderly person: arthritis cream, denture cleaner, roll on deodorant, powder moisturizer, hair product, talcum powder. Please remember to clearly mark your box with your desired gender and age. Donations can be dropped at Eddie Rice Camps 117 South Road, Thebarton (Mon to Fri 9-5) For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8234 2937 Go to Top Training: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 12 April The new TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is nationally recognised and suitable for those wishing to develop their skills in workplace training. The Certificate covers the professional competencies relevant to training program design, coordination, facilitation, assessment and review. This qualification is beneficial to all those engaged in delivering workshops, face-to-face training programs, presentations, accredited qualifications, and on-the-job coaching and mentoring programs. It is also the qualification required nationally for all trainers working within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). The Certificate is delivered via five intensive workshops over a period of three months, within a flexible enrolment and assessment timetable. Self-paced workplace assessments provide the opportunity to apply the skills to your own workplace training needs, and the full qualification can usually be completed within six months of part-time study. What: TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Where: TAFESA, Management Studies, Adelaide City Campus, 120 Currie St Adelaide 5000. When: Commences on 12 April. For more information contact: Kaye Adams, Program Coordinator, phone 8207 8668 or email email@example.com Go to Top Training: Optimal Individualised Service Design, May & June Michael Kendrick PhD is a well‐respected voice in the international disability community. Increasingly there has been much attention to person‐centred approaches to supporting people. However, even with the best of intentions, we are still scratching at the surface. „Deep Quality‟ is an in depth leadership course in Optimal Individual Service Design aimed at bridging the gap between what is hoped for, and what is actually realistic for services to deliver on. The course is an intensive 'hands‐on' event that provides the opportunity to go through the actual stages of thinking, judgment and decision‐making involved in creating genuine and meaningful person‐centred results. The course is for people involved in developing progressive policy, funding or services. What: Deep Quality: An in depth leadership course in Optimal Individual Service Design Where: Our Space, 104 Greenhill Road, Unley South Australia When: Week 1, 2 May to 6 May Week 2, 30 May to 3 June Cost: Early Bird registration $2700 inc. gst closes on 28 March. Full Registration $3000 inc. st, closes on 18 April. For more information and to register please phone (08) 8373 8333. Go to Top Training: Word Up: An Advocacy Workshop, YWCA, 28 May YWCA Adelaide is presenting this workshop aimed at giving participants the skills to get their words „up, out, in, on and around‟. The workshop will involve speakers from media, politics and the arts. What: Word Up Where: ArtCafe, Higher Ground, 9 Light Square, Adelaide When: Saturday 28 May Time: 10.30am-2pm Cost: Free to YWCA Members Non Members $22 (includes one year membership) Brunch and snacks provided. For more information or to book call Amanda on 8203 9400 Go to Top Scholarship: ASI ‘SMART Company’ Scholarship Fund for NFP employees The ASI SMART Company Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to encourage the professional education of individuals working in the not-for-profit sector. Since 2006 more than 100 individuals have benefited from the fund. The ASI SMART Company Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships and education subsidies up to $25,000 (up to $1,000 per individual for Part C) per year in three program parts. The study that the applicant intends undertaking must be directly relevant to their professional development in the not-for-profit sector. For more information and eligibility criteria visit http://www.advsol.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=ASI_Scholarship_Fund Go to Top Position Vacant: Senior Practice Leader, Neami Northern Metro, closes 25 March Neami is a non-government organisation that has been providing psychosocial rehabilitation to people with a mental illness for over 20 years. Neami has recently introduced the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) to further its commitment to consumer participation and recovery through a strengths-based approach to service delivery. Neami offers a reflective team environment and attractive benefits to all staff. Neami Northern Adelaide is seeking a Senior Practice Leader who can draw upon their own practical experience providing rehabilitation and support to people (ideally in a mental health setting) to assist the Service Manager in providing supervision, coaching and mentoring to a team of Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers. The position is full-time, located in the Salisbury area and has opportunity for attractive salary packaging. Applications for the role close Friday 25 March at 5pm For more details and how to apply go to www.neami.org.au Go to Top Communications Email the editor of the SACOSS Bulletin with comments or content, or to subscribe or unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.org SA Council of Social Service Marjorie Black House 47 King William Road Unley SA 5061 Telephone: 08 8305 4222 Fax: 08 8272 9500 Email: email@example.com www.sacoss.org.au Disclaimer SACOSS makes every effort to provide accurate and useful general information in its publications and other communications but accepts no liability for the use of the material by individuals or organisations. Individuals or organisations may need to seek independent professional advice regarding their specific situation.
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