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     NRSDC e-News January 2016



NRSDC moving into the New Year

NRSDC wishes you a Happy New Year as we head into 2016 with some new changes. NRSDC’s Cathcart St office has now closed and our Development & Innovation team members have relocated to premises in Rochdale House, Goonellabah, where they join NRSDC's other administration and corporate services staff.

We also have a new-look website which is now live and will be officially launched in the coming weeks – check it out now at

Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer

NRSDC is seeking a Chief Financial Officer - see the listing below in 'Positions Vacant' section of this newsletter.

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NFP Predictions for 2016

Australia’s social sector leaders are optimistic heading into 2016 saying that this year presents many opportunities for positive change, Pro Bono Australia reports.

Last Chance to Complete NFP’s Largest Salary Survey

Pro Bono Australia’s Salary Survey closes on Friday January 15. Complete the five minute survey now to receive 50% off the 2016 Report valued at $179.

How to Exceed Your Goals in 2016

This great article by Dr Travis Bradberry talks about emotional intelligence which can improve your skills to achieve and exceed your goals in the new year.

New handbook for ‘sandwich generation’ carers

The key to coping while caring for a loved one is in knowing what support you need, says the author of a new handbook for carers.

NRMA’s Living Well Navigator

Motoring services organisation NRMA has a rating system for home, community and residential aged care facilities and services, available through their Living Well Navigator online.

Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged: New email address

The Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) program (Mid Nth coast NSW) has a new email address. It is now:

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Flickerfest in the Northern Rivers region

FLiCKERFEST 2016 is coming to Mullum Civic Hall on 22nd -24th January.
Celebrating its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world for our 2016 Festival.

Connecting Up Conference: Early Bird Registrations

Register now for the Connecting Up Conference to get the best value and to secure your spot! Early-bird registrations close 18 March 2016. This year’s Conference is being held 18-20 May 2016 and has a full 3-day program.

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Delivery of DFV Services in the Tweed/Ballina region

On Track Community Programs (OTCP) is wanting to ensure that all services are knowledgeable on how to refer Women and Children to the Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS), Domestic & Family Violence (D&FV) Service in the Tweed Shire, especially over the holiday season.

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National Stronger Regions Fund opens soon

Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open for applications on Friday 15 January 2016 and close Tuesday 15 March 2016. Applications for grants between $20,000 and $10 million are invited from local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations for capital projects. Grants must be matched in cash on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

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Person Centred Performance Management

February 18 @ 9:30am - 4:00pm - YWCA Goonellabah
The training is based upon the concept that performance appraisal should not be an annual ‘event’ but part of regular support and development of staff throughout the year.

Dementia Care Education – Engaging in Meaningful Activities at Home

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
For the primary carer, the ability to keep someone living with dementia involved in activities they previously enjoyed may become more challenging.

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Conflict Resolution

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This online workshop will explore theories of conflict and strategies for its healthy and constructive resolution. The workshop will offer information and will build on participants own experiences to increase confidence, expand options, build knowledge and skills.

Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress and Sustaining Resilience

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This workshop is great for anyone working in the human services sector who would like to gain a better understanding of vicarious trauma and its impacts for human services professionals.

Writing Confidently, Clearly and Persuasively

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Whether you are writing a story, promoting your organisation, corresponding with families or clients or updating a performance or Quality Improvement Plan, this workshop will help you develop the skills to get your point across clearly.

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Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer

NRSDC is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. This newly created role will be based in Goonellabah, in Northern NSW, and will be integral in leading and supporting the organisation through an exciting growth phase. Ideally candidates will be available to start February 2016.
Applications close 15th January.


Other Employment Vacancies

Jobs in the social and community services sector are also advertised on the following websites:
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