About Us

Welcome to the Bega Valley Child and Family Network. This website aims to provide parents,carers and service providers with information on the wide variety of support services available to families in the Bega Valley and how they can access them.

We are a group of government and non-government services dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of families in the Bega Valley Shire. Our strongest focus is on supporting those families with children aged between 0 – 8 years.

What’s Coming Up

BECOME A HEALTH WORKER!

WorkAbility and South Coast Colleges have recently collaborated to develop Cert III Population Health which is being delivered in 2019 commencing 7th February.

This course is for Aboriginal students (school leavers) of all ages and education levels living between Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake.

This Certificate III has a very practical focus and you will develop the skills to assist in identifying positive health related behaviours, develop health education and promotional material for individuals and communities and have an impact on their health and well-being.

You will cover working with diverse people, work with the community to identify health needs, participate in workplace health and safety and organise personal work priorities.

This Certificate could assist you in finding work in community health, mental health, leisure and health, community services, disability work, aged care work, alcohol and drug education and youth health.

This particular qualification was purposely developed for Aboriginal people residing in the Eurobodalla who are eager to find employment or build on their existing skills. The units have been selected to build transferable skills that can be used in the areas of health, D&A, disability and Mental Health just to name four, and will give learners an opportunity to understand more about Population Health and what it means for Aboriginal workers in our local region.

We have taken into consideration that many service providers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal are now in the NDIS space and are seeking people who are more skilled and qualified, well informed and have the capacity to work within the disability sector to meet the needs of our Mob therefore we have included disability (CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability) as part of the qualification. The participants will also be provided with an Aboriginal trainer and Aboriginal mentor/s who can support the participants throughout the duration of the training and CEO’s, managers, team leaders and Elders from Aboriginal organisations, service providers and local communities will be invited as guest speakers throughout the 30 weeks to discuss some of their history, learning and working in local communities so that it gives the Learner insight and understanding of what is expected of an organisation, service and community.

See units listed below;
* Core - Work with Diverse People
* Core - Work in Population Health context
* Core - Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
* Core - Contribute to Population Health project planning
* Core - Participate in workplace health and safety
* Core - Organise personal work priorities and development
* Elective - Work in alcohol and other drugs context
* Elective - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
* Elective - Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
* Elective - Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
* Elective - Work with people with Mental Health issues
* Elective – Deliver and monitor contracted Employment services
* Elective - Mentor individuals and small groups

If you have any interested community members or staff they will be required to complete and application form (maximum 14 participants) and return to me prior to Friday 11th January 2019. WorkAbility would also like to advise that they are interested in collaborating with Aboriginal service providers to ensure that we are meeting the needs of community and service providers for the future.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Sarah at South Coast Colleges.

Kind regards
Beverley Moreton
0477 551 447
Employment Connections Consultant | WorkAbility
Ph: 02 4472 3707 | Email: Beverley.Moreton@workability.net.au
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BECOME A HEALTH WORKER!

WorkAbility and South Coast Colleges have recently collaborated to develop Cert III Population Health which is being delivered in 2019 commencing 7th February. 

This course is for Aboriginal students (school leavers) of all ages and education levels living between Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake.

This Certificate III has a very practical focus and you will develop the skills to assist in identifying positive health related behaviours, develop health education and promotional material for individuals and communities and have an impact on their health and well-being.

You will cover working with diverse people, work with the community to identify health needs, participate in workplace health and safety and organise personal work priorities.

This Certificate could assist you in finding work in community health, mental health, leisure and health, community services, disability work, aged care work, alcohol and drug education and youth health.

This particular qualification was purposely developed for Aboriginal  people residing in the Eurobodalla who are eager to find employment or build on their existing skills. The units have been selected to build transferable skills that can be used in the areas of health, D&A, disability and Mental Health just to name four, and will give learners an opportunity to understand more about Population Health and what it means for Aboriginal workers in our local region.

We have taken into consideration that many service providers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal are now in the NDIS space and are seeking people who are more skilled and qualified, well informed and have the capacity to work within the disability sector to meet the needs of our Mob therefore we have included disability (CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability) as part of the qualification. The participants will also be provided with an Aboriginal trainer and Aboriginal mentor/s who can support the participants throughout the duration of the training and CEO’s, managers, team leaders and Elders from Aboriginal organisations, service providers and local communities will be invited as guest speakers throughout the 30 weeks to discuss some of their history, learning and working in local communities so that it gives the Learner insight and understanding of what is expected of an organisation, service and community.

See units listed below;
* Core - Work with Diverse People
* Core - Work in Population Health context
* Core - Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
* Core - Contribute to Population Health project planning
* Core - Participate in workplace health and safety
* Core - Organise personal work priorities and development
* Elective - Work in alcohol and other drugs context
* Elective - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
* Elective - Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
* Elective - Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
* Elective - Work with people with Mental Health issues
* Elective – Deliver and monitor contracted Employment services
* Elective - Mentor individuals and small groups

If you have any interested community members or staff they will be required to complete and application form (maximum 14 participants) and return to me prior to Friday 11th January 2019. WorkAbility would also like to advise that they are interested in collaborating with Aboriginal service providers to ensure that we are meeting the needs of community and service providers for the future.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Sarah at South Coast Colleges. 

Kind regards
Beverley Moreton
0477 551 447
Employment Connections Consultant | WorkAbility
Ph: 02 4472 3707 | Email: Beverley.Moreton@workability.net.au

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CCWT’s 2019 Southern Training Program is out now.
www.ccwt.edu.au/courses

With 27 exciting courses specifically requested by services across the Southern Region there is sure to be something for everyone.

Simply click on your chosen course title for a full course description and on-line registration. Courses are confirmed 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date so be sure to register before this time.

Thank you and we hope to see you in 2019!
Warm regards,
Saul Nightingale
Learning & Development Project Manager
(Southern Region)
Centre for Community Welfare Training
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2 days ago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CCWT’s 2019 Southern Training Program is out now. 
https://www.ccwt.edu.au/courses

With 27 exciting courses specifically requested by services across the Southern Region there is sure to be something for everyone.

Simply click on your chosen course title for a full course description and on-line registration. Courses are confirmed 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date so be sure to register before this time. 

Thank you and we hope to see you in 2019!
Warm regards,
Saul Nightingale
Learning & Development Project Manager 
(Southern Region)
Centre for Community Welfare Training

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BEGA VALLEY KIDS E-NEWSLETTER CALL OUT
Got something to shout out? Send us your holiday closing dates, workshop news, school holiday activities, stories and more by 30 November for our Summer edition. Email contributions as pdf or jpg files to info@stageflight.com.au
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BEGA VALLEY KIDS E-NEWSLETTER CALL OUT
Got something to shout out? Send us your holiday closing dates, workshop news, school holiday activities, stories and more by 30 November for our Summer edition. Email contributions as pdf or jpg files to info@stageflight.com.au

 

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ATTENTION STALLHOLDERS There will be space for stall holders to provide information and promote their services and supports to people with disability and the broader community. Stalls will be inside the Indoor Stadium and events will be both inside the stadium and outside. If you would like to be a stall holder please contact The Bega Valley Disability Interagency. on 64923222 to book a place . Cost is $10 per stall and you will need to provide your own table etc.

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