General WACOSS News

BOOK NOW! Emerging Issues 1st April

WACOSS is holding its third annual Emerging Issues Seminar on Friday1st April 2011. Following on from the highly successful 2010 event the seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the most important emerging trends and issues that will affect the community services sector in 2011. The seminar covers five key topic areas: social, political, economic, environment and service delivery. Delivered by WACOSS senior staff and guest speakers, the seminar provides detailed up-to-date information which assists all organisations in planning for and responding to these critical issues.

Respected former ABC political commentator PETER KENNEDY will provide expert comments on emerging political trends that will impact on the community sector.
Peter will be joined by NICKY CUSWORTH, Deputy Director General, Strategic Policy Department of State Development who will provide an overview of the likely impact of the resources boom and associated emerging economic issues.

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WACOSS Management Support Online Workshops 11th & 12th April

WACOSS announces the launch of the WACOSS Management Support Online (MSO) service for not for profit and community based organisations based in Western Australia.

WACOSS MSO is an online comprehensive, integrated and innovative service – a 'one stop convenience shop' that works like a virtual 'help desk' for Managers, Management Committee and Board Members, Staff Teams and Volunteers.

This 2 hour FREE Workshop will provide an in depth orientation and exploration of each of the WACOSS MSO service areas. It will demonstrate how easy it is get what you need, when you need it, and help your organisation to build capability, performance and to profile your organisation for success.

To download the flyer for these workshops click here

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Social Policy Events: Tariff and Concession Framework Review Community Consultation Forums

Between the months of March and May, the Office of Energy and WACOSS will be conducting a community forum for the Tariff and Concession Framework Review in each of the following towns; Esperance, Albany, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Geraldton, Broome, Port Hedland, as well as two forums in Perth

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WACOSS IntERactions Emergency Relief Conference 17- 18th May

This year's ER Conference titled Renaming and Reframing ER, will debate the fundamental issues such as rethinking what we do and how we deliver our services. Guest speakers include Cassandra Goldie, CEO ACOSS, Wilma Gallet, Social Consultant and Author. We also delighted that Graham Mabury will be the MC for the two days. With entertainment on from Boronia Women's Choir and an opportunity to join in the fun with Big Issue Street Soccer. Always an event not to be missed by anyone working at the front line of welfare services. Priced to support everyone's attendance, with subsidies provided for attendance. Click here for more information

Mental Health Commission workshop – progressing the conversation about individualised support and funding

On Thursday 10 March the Mental Health Commission held the first of a series of workshops designed to progress the conversation about individualised support and funding in mental health in Western Australia.
The workshop involved key stakeholders in the mental health sector. The purpose of the meeting was to share ideas on the opportunities and challenges that individualised support and funding present for the mental health sector in WA.

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WACOSS Workshops and Seminars

HR for Not-for-Profits March 29, 2011

Not sure how much you're meant to pay your staff? Confused about record-keeping? Unsure about how to comply with state and federal industrial/employee relations laws? This training workshop will take you through all of this and more, in a simple, step-by-step way.
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Effective Fundraising and Marketing March 31, 2011

Your organisation may be doing amazing things, but how do you make sure people know about it and support you? Learn how to effectively market your organisation and improve your fundraising in this course.
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Taking the Stress out of Time Management & Really My Outlook Calendar can do that? April 12, 2011

Does it ever seem like you could use a few more hours in your day to get everything done? Struggling to juggle your priorities and keep your work organised? In this two part workshop, learn how to manage your time with minimal stress, and use your Outlook Calendar to its maximum effectiveness.
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Free Emergency Relief Training – Budget Counselling, April 12-13, Northam

We have free budget counselling training coming up in Northam – watch this space or contact for more information.

Presentation Skills for the Mortally Terrified April 20, 2011

Speaking in public doesn't have to be an ordeal – in this workshop you can learn how to communicate clearly and confidently. You will also learn how to use visual aids, body language, voice and tone to make your presentation memorable.
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Sector News

Panel of Assessors for Residential Care and Secure Care

Are you interested in providing your expertise, experience and commitment to assist the Department of Child Protection improve its services to children and young people in residential care?

Applications are being sought for Assessors to report on the compliance of Residential Group Homes and Secure Care against the standards of the Department

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Expressions of Interest: Community Office Space

The new City of Bayswater Multi Purpose Centre situated on Eighth Avenue, Maylands is anticipated to
be operational from July 2011. The City would like to provide organisations with an opportunity to express
an interest in using the Multi Purpose Centre in Maylands.

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Funds for Freedom is Launched on International Women's Day

On the Centenary of International Women's Day, 8 March 2011, the Funds for Freedom (FFF) was launched by founding member and advocate, Angela Russo in partnership with the Women's Council for DFV Services, at City West Lotteries House in West Perth. The FFF aims to assist women and children to make a fresh start, after fleeing their homes because of domestic and family violence.

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Photocopier – Canon IRC3380  FREE TO GOOD HOME

CommunityWest will be replacing it’s photocopier in approx two weeks time and would like to offer the current machine to another not-for profit organisation. 

click here to read more! – Free computer training for migrants and refugees across Australia

Since the end of 2010, WorkVentures has been delivering face-to-face accredited computer training to migrants and refugees across Australia. education and employment.

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The 2011 Round of the ACCAN Grants Scheme is now open

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is a not-for-profit organisation and peak body that represents all consumers on communications issues including telecommunications, broadband and emerging new services. The ACCAN Grants Scheme funds consumer research, representation, or education projects relating to communications issues in Australia.

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Sector Events

Book Now! Modern Award Information Session – Bunbury 6th April

ACOSS is coordinating a Modern Award Program around the country to provide information and support for community sector employers in transitioning to the modern award. The program is funded by the Fair Work Ombudsman and involves the development of written materials and the delivery of workshops across the country by Jobs Australia.

Please note the Perth workshop on the 5th of April is fully booked

For further information and to register click here

CHOGM 2011 Public Information Briefings

The CHOGM 2011 Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Western Australian Department
of the Premier and Cabinet will be holding public information briefings to provide the community and businesses with an update on planning and preparations for CHOGM 2011.

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Invitation for People 50+ (or their carers) who live in or regularly visit the City of Perth

You are invited to share your views on the current and future needs of older people in the city.

For dates and times of the forums click here

OWN IT! Film Competition

Are you aged between 12 - 25 years and have awesome skills with a mobile phone, video or web
camera? Get creative and make a short film of up to two minutes for your chance to win the
grand prize in the 'OWN IT!' Film Competition!

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Community Sector Jobs

Position Vacant at Foundation Housing: Housing Coordinator

Positions Vacant at Community Legal Centres Association (WA): Manager- Sector Development

Position Vacant at Centrecare: Clinical Supervisor

Position Vacant at Central Agcare Inc: Counsellor

Position Vacant at Richmond Fellowship: Senior Recovery Worker - Ngulla Mia

Position Vacant at UWA Student Guild: Education Officer (Financial and Welfare) Part time

Position Vacant at Community Vision: Support Staff- Disability Services