The 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.

Latest News

Individualised Music Intervention Guidelines

October 9, 2018

The Community Industry Group recently worked with Opal Residential Aged Care Denhams Beach, Red Cross and the NSW Health Dementia Behaviour Assessment & Management Service to pilot an Individualised Music Intervention Program. People with dementia maintain the ability to process music long after their ability to process verbal communication has deteriorated, and personalised music can be an intervention that provides a range of important benefits to individual residents, their family and staff. These guidelines were collated to enable other aged care service providers to offer similar programs. IMI Guidelines

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Free Webinar – Working with Interpreters

October 8, 2018

Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free webinar on Working with Interpreters for community service organisations. It covers subjects such as: when to identify the need for an interpreter; how to engage an interpreter; maximising the interpreter and client experience; and interpreter services available within the Illawarra-Shoalhaven. For  information about our webinars click here.

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Free Webinar – Good Governance

September 19, 2018

Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free webinar on Good Governance for community service organisations. It covers subjects such as: Board roles and responsibilities Specific responsibilities for board officer positions Incorporation Good Governance Key terms For  information about our webinars click here.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Fabulous Finances - Finance for Board Members

18/10/2018
Did you know that the not-for-profit sector has the highest rate of fraud of any industry? One of the most important elements of governance is to ensure a full understanding of their financial position, and effectively manage the risks related to finance. This session will provide board members with the skills to read financial reports, assist with budgeting, and ensure key risk and fraud prevention policies are in place. Bring along examples of of your organisation's financial reports. At the end of the training you will: • Develop skills in reading financial statements. • Understand key financial ratios. • Be able to develop budgets. • Understand and reduce financial risk and fraud. Dana Mertens is your facilitator. She has over 15 years’ experience in the community services sector in the Illawarra region. She has a strong background in policy, quality systems and management within not for profit organisations. Dana holds a Diploma of Community Services; Diploma of Youth Work; Diploma of Alcohol & other drug work, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying postgraduate work in Health Management and Leadership. For a printable flyer click here. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific mobility needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Choose the Pay by Invoice option for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Regional Aged Care Forum - Batemans Bay

23/10/2018
Join us for the Regional Aged Care Forum in Batemans Bay on Tuesday 23 October 2018. This free event will be held at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay. The agenda includes updates on regional aged care, dementia care and dementia behaviour assessment and management services, CHSP updates, elder abuse prevention and wellness and reablement case studies. 10.00am                      Light Refreshments & Networking 10.20am                      Welcome – Amadis Lacheta, Community Industry Group 10.30am                      CHSP Updates                                     Megan Roach & Anthony Goodman – NSW Department of Health 11.15am                      Aged Care Regional Update – Lucille Ingram & Charmaine Johnson                                    NSW Department of Health 12.15pm                      Lunch 1.00pm                        Dementia Awareness and Care Update: Presentation, Q&A                                     Cathie Crowe & Kersten Davis                                     Dementia Behaviour Assessment & Management Service (DBAMS) 1.30pm                        Elder Abuse Update: Presentation, Q&A                                    Margaret Crothers – Seniors Rights Service 2.00pm                        Wellness & Reablement, Case Studies and Pulse Check 3.00pm                        Evaluation & Close
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The Recruitment Process - A Guide for Employers

25/10/2018
Join Trainer Dana Mertens in an overview of the recruitment process. This session will include discussion of: -The position description -Recruitment package -Advertising -Interviews -Reference checking and other verification -The offer  -Onboarding and induction CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.            
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