Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Yamba

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia

Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia, is an aged care and dementia specialist with 26 years’ experience covering residential aged care settings; community based services; Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs); and government services. Judy is an experienced trainer with a Master’s in Public Health and a BA in Social Welfare.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

Cultural Competence Program – helping organisations benefit from cultural diversity and inclusion

CPPE-learning: three hour course
Participation cost to access the e-learning through Social Futures is $35

In this course participants will learn that cultural diversity and inclusion is good for workplace well-being as well as making business sense. The course includes a great selection of multimedia learning content including 75 short films, animations and interactive activities, including real people telling real stories. Participants will gain practical skills (including verbal and non-verbal communication) and cultural specific knowledge for use at work and in everyday life. Course topics include:

  • Diversity Works – the business case for investing in diversity
  • Cultural Differences and Similarities
  • Practical Cultural Competence
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Australia by the Numbers

Social Futures has licensed a number of copies of the Cultural Competence e-learning Program. To sign up, email [email protected] or telephone 0439 137 207

Upon confirmation of your registration and payment, you will be provided a link to the e-.earning program together with password, which you can change once you log-in to the course. There is no obligation to complete the course in one sitting. Do it when you have the time and pick up where you last left. Although not mandatory, it is recommended that you do the modules chronologically. 

The course has been developed by SBS, Multicultural NSW, and International Education Services to address the needs of multicultural Australia. For additional reading / learning the course also points you towards The Cultural Atlas, a great online resource about a range of cultures in Australia including: Business Culture; Etiquette, Do’s and Do Not’s; Greetings and Communication; Religion; Core Concepts; and Demographic Statistics.

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Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Grafton

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Grafton

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia

Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia, is an aged care and dementia specialist with 26 years’ experience covering residential aged care settings; community based services; Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs); and government services. Judy is an experienced trainer with a Master’s in Public Health and a BA in Social Welfare.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Tweed

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Tweed

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Chris Vannucci of Dementia Australia

Chris Vannucci is a Registered Nurse who has spent the last 17 years working in residential aged care facilities, Aged Care Assessments Teams psychogeriatric support, respite care coordination and management of community care packages. Since 2011 Chris has worked for Dementia Australia as a Project Officer focussing on raising awareness of dementia and dementia risk reduction, sector development to improve service and support for people living with dementia, their family and carers and more recently the Tweed Dementia Friendly Community initiative.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

Family Carers Wanted

Family Carers Wanted

Paid positions now available for Family Carers who can offer safe, temporary accommodation to a young person in Lismore, Grafton and Tweed Heads.

Are you good with young people? Do you have a spare room in your house? You could make a big difference to the life of a young person. 

Family Carers provide temporary accommodation (up to 28 days at a time) to a young person. This gives them vital breathing space and time out in a safe environment while they work on healing family relationships and implementing positive life strategies with their Case Manager.

A generous tax-free retainer is paid each week for carer’s availability regardless of whether they have a placement. Additional payments are made for each night’s accommodation provided. Placements are for a maximum of 28 days at a time.

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you or someone that you know, please contact Tracy Coop on 02 6620 1800 or email [email protected]

For more information about the Connecting You Program, including FAQs and information about being a Family Carer go to: https://socialfutures.org.au/connecting-you   

Or apply online here

Manager – Business and Social Strategy

Manager – Business and Social Strategy

Based in Lismore, Northern NSW, the Manager for Business and Social Strategy will play a key role in managing programs, market identification, business development, grant writing and procurement to build on and ensure Social Futures’ financial sustainability and extend their organisational reach.

This position is being managed through Beaumont People

Get more information

Post expires at 9:00am on Thursday August 9th, 2018

Business/Market Analyst

Business/Market Analyst

  • Fixed Term until 30 June 2019
  • Full TIme
  • Location: Northern NSW

Social Futures works to achieve social justice for regional Australians by supporting individuals, families and communities to take control and live well.

Social Futures seeks a Business/Market Analyst to play a key role in gathering business intelligence, business proposal development, market and/or customer identification and segmentation.  The Analyst will join our Business and Social Strategy team and be responsible for market research, business analytics, prospecting commercial relationships, financial modelling and development of business proposals.  Remuneration $77,000-$81,000 per annum plus salary packaging and superannuation.

Key functions of the position include:

  • business intelligence and analytics;
  • market research;
  • prospecting and developing commercial relationships;
  • grant writing and procurement;
  • modelling and research for new business proposals.

Social Futures is proud to be a White Ribbon accredited workplace and is committed to ensuring we have a safe and respectful workplace for all. We acknowledge that all people can be victims of violence and that all violence is unacceptable. The White Ribbon Committee is focused on addressing men’s violence towards women because of the underlying power inequality and sexism that sustains gender-based violence and the disproportionately high prevalence of this type of violence in the community.  

Interviews are scheduled for 8th or 10th August 2018

More information: Katrina Luckie 0447 212 245

Applications close 9am Thursday 2 August 2018

Download Position Description | START YOUR APPLICATION

White Ribbon Night Screening CANCELLED

White Ribbon Night Screening CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances we have to cancel the screening of Call Me Dad at BCC Cinemas in Lismore on Thursday 26 July 2018.

All ticket holders will be contacted and their money refunded as soon as possible. If you would like to borrow a DVD of the film for your own viewing, please contact Alex Lewers E: [email protected] | M: 0417 832 286

Post expires at 9:00am on Friday July 27th, 2018

Mentors Needed as Club Popularity Swells

Mentors Needed as Club Popularity Swells

The Clubhouse is calling for more mentors as its popularity grows. The Clubhouse is a creative, safe, out of school space where young people, 12-18 years, can explore new ideas, develop skills and build their confidence.

“The role of the mentor is really important. Mentors pass on their skills and knowledge and they support our members to follow their creativity, research their interests and discover and develop new skills” says Dusty.

If you enjoy working with young people, are 19 years and over and have skills or interests in robotics, coding, electronics, creative arts, animation, music, film or computer science – Social Futures wants to hear from you!

Mentors can commit to as little as 3 hours a week for six months. Social Futures is a Centrelink approved volunteer organisation meaning time volunteered can be claimed if you are on Newstart or a similar allowance.   

“Mentoring at The Clubhouse is such a rewarding thing to do. Spending a little time, passing on your knowledge and experience, not only helps our members to develop technical and creative skills, but also assists them with building social skills and self-confidence. Hanging out with our members in such a creative environment is a great deal of fun too” exclaims Dusty.

To register your interest as a mentor contact [email protected]  

People & Culture Coordinator

People & Culture Coordinator

  • Full time, fixed term
  • Lismore based – opportunity to travel across NSW
  • * Re-advertised *

Social Futures works to achieve social justice for regional Australians by supporting individuals, families and communities to take control and live well. We work to create positive change in people’s lives and connected, resilient communities.

Social Futures seeks an experienced HR professional to join the P & C Team and assist in providing quality, high volume HR information, advice and support to Managers, Team Leaders and employees across a range of People & Culture initiatives in order to create high levels of employee engagement, performance and wellbeing.

The position will need a broad understanding of all HR functions to ensure support can be provided however the focus will be on positively influencing, advising and operationalising various facets of people and culture activity including structure, leadership, attraction and retention, culture, workforce wellbeing, capability and diversity.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer, accredited by White Ribbon Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. Social Futures priorities child safety. Current Working With Children and National Police Check clearances are a condition of employment.

The position description with more information is available below.

Applications close 5pm 1 August 2018

Download the Position Description | START YOUR APPLICATION

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact:Samantha Albertini – 0408 848 009

Post expires at 9:30am on Wednesday August 1st, 2018

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