Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in Southern NSW. We support community organisations, promote expertise and innovation, foster industry development and pursue social justice in the region. Our membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Join our team!

June 18, 2021

Community Industry Group have exciting new opportunities for talented and dedicated team members to join our organisation. Current employment opportunities available: Policy & Project Officer – Regional Aged Care Policy & Project Officer – Capacity Building Southern NSW Policy & Project Officer – Care Sector Careers Click here to find out more.  

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We Do Magic Community Service Awards

June 7, 2021

A great night was had by all at the glittering We Do Magic Community Service Awards held at the Novotel Wollongong on Friday 4th June 2021. Our members came from across the Illawarra and far south coast to celebrate the magic performed in order to continue to offer critical support to vulnerable people. The pressures from disasters like drought, bushfires, floods, and a global pandemic have dramatically impacted the lives of the most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Demand for community support has dramatically increased in areas such as homelessness, food relief, mental health, and domestic and family violence over the past 18 months. Community service providers have gone to extraordinary lengths to meet this demand and incredible stories of service, innovation and collaboration were heard and celebrated. While category winners were announced, it certainly was a night to celebrate absolutely everyone who works in the sector. Click hear to […]

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Independent Assessments

April 27, 2021

On 15 April 2021, Minister Linda Reynolds – Minister for the NDIS announced a pause to the roll out of Independent Assessments (IAs) until after a second pilot is finished and evaluated. She has also announced that she will consult with stakeholders across the country. There is no doubt that the postponement is good news, and a response to significant lobbying by people with disability, their families and supporters, and service providers. However, ‘consultation’ on this new initiative, which could have significant impacts on NDIS plans, has so far been somewhat questionable. Independent Assessments were first floated in November 2019 when then Minister, Stuart Robert announced the new model of assessment using standardised tools. A trial was rapidly rolled out, with very positive results announced, despite the fact that respondents had yet to see the plan developed as a result of the assessment. Further concerns were raised about the veracity […]

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Upcoming Training & Events

Good Governance

14/07/2021
This training provides a great foundation for understanding a board’s role and responsibilities.
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Unconscious Bias Foundations

21/07/2021
To build awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective.
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Marketing Matters

29/07/2021
Marketing is becoming more important in community services as we experience increased demand, competition and customer choice.
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