Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in South East NSW. It supports community organisations, promotes expertise and innovation, fosters industry development and pursues social justice in the region. Its membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Excess office desks – free to a good home

January 15, 2020

We are moving to a new office soon and as a result have several spare desks that we can’t take with us. We are offering them for free to a good home! Please note: You need to remove the desk or desks yourself from our office in Oak Flats and there is a stairwell. They can be dismantled. Some desks are available immediately and some are not available until after 28/1/2020. You are welcome to inspect the desks but must make an appointment by calling our office on (02) 4256 4333. There are also a couple of small drawer units also available. You can take one or many. First in basis. Desks will need to be removed during office hours at a prior agreed time and date. Please click here for more information.

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ISLHD Homelessness Mental Health Program

January 8, 2020

Community Industry Group is proud to be part of the ISLHD Homelessness Mental Health Program. The ISLHD Homelessness Mental Health Program provides brokerage and/or case management to people who are: Over 18 years of age Homeless or at risk of homelessness (tenancy at risk) Have a diagnosed mental health condition Live in the Illawarra or Shoalhaven We also provide advocacy for clients to Government Departments and NGO’s as well as education programs e.g. hoarding and squalor training. Click here for the referral form. For more information contact: Homelessness Mental Health Program Social Worker Social Work Department The Wollongong Hospital Phone: 02 4253 4500 Email: ISLHD-HMHProgram@health.nsw.gov.au For a printable version of the flyer click here.

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Season’s Greetings & Office Closure

December 11, 2019

The staff of Community Industry Group wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season! Our office will be closed from 24 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Community Care Collective Meeting

19/02/2020
The Community Care Collective meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 February. RSPCA will provide an information session on the Home Ever After program and Community Programs, followed by Service updates and networking. 
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Aboriginal Employment and Retention Toolkit Training - B.Bay

10/03/2020
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  CATERING: Light refreshments will be provided. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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Aboriginal Employment and Retention Toolkit Training - Bega

11/03/2020
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  CATERING: Light refreshments will be provided. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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