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Navigating Mental Health Services

April 5, 2018

Last days to book! Navigating Mental Health Services – Options & Referrals for non – mental health service providers Join us for this half day event which will engage, inform and advise non-mental health providers including community service organisations to understand the mental health system, in order to support their clients more effectively. Participants will go away with an understanding of: the layers of the mental health system the customer journey and how to find services how to refer clients into the system the NDIS effect The event will also include: ‘Power pitch’ sessions from local providers to advise you of their services. Marketplace stalls for a chance to meet and network. Click here to book.

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April 5, 2018

Check out the latest from the Community Industry Group with our fortnightly newsletter. You can subscribe here https://communityindustrygroup.org.au/subscribe/ or see our past issues here https://communityindustrygroup.org.au/news/newsletters/    

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Understanding the Royal Commission Event

March 20, 2018
Community Industry Group was proud to partner with Big Fat Smile to bring this important event to the Illawarra Region on 9 March 2018. Participants heard from Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, who spent five years as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Steve Kinmond, Deputy Ombudsman & Community and Disability Services Commissioner with Ombudsman NSW. The full day event gave attendees the opportunity to hear about the findings and recommendations from the Royal commission, to understand the roles of the National Children’s Commissioner and the Deputy Ombudsman, and explore how providers in the region could work together to develop and implement best practice in the protection of children and vulnerable individuals. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions in many different ways, and the day culminated in a facilitated workshop to explore [...]
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Positions Vacant – Policy & Project Officers

February 28, 2018

Always wanted to work at Community Industry Group? We currently have positions vacant for Policy & Project Officers. Part- time (21 hr pw), Contract to 30 June 2020 SCHADS Grade 4 Community Industry Group is seeking experienced and passionate people. These varied roles will support community services organisations to build their quality and capacity both at organisational level and collectively to improve outcomes for clients. Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 14 March, 2018 Click here for more information.    

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Department of Health Webinar Updates for Aged Services

February 20, 2018

The latest Department of Health Webinar Updates for Aged Services were released on 14 February 2018. See our summary below: My Aged Care Operational Update – Release 10, December 2017, improvements: Changes to reduce clients having their packages withdrawn. Capacity to transfer clients between same service outlets, without MAC contact centre involvement. Incoming referrals process improved for service providers. Release 11 will be active 26 February 2018. Improvements in service providers listing availability of current services, service types and inability to provide services. My Assessor App: ACAT can now refer and register clients via the app, which follows the same template as the MAC Assessor Portal. Important that assessors search for a client record prior to creating a potential duplicate record. Only ACAT can use the app at this point, however RAS usage is in the pipeline. Improved management of client status for assessors and service providers, such as when a […]

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