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Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability Working holistically with individuals, families and communities, social workers are passionate advocates for a socially-just Australia.  Along with us they continue to strive to deliver services that are effective and enable individuals to change and develop their capabilities to contribute to the success of our communities in Western Australia.…
Are you planning a project or event that may require grant support? Looking for help so your group can deliver important work in the community? Do you have a great idea that needs further development? Or are you just keen to find out a bit more information about Lotterywest grants? Join our grants team to hear more about how we can support your organisation, as well as some our ideas and advice on applying for a grant.…
Big Data = Big Brother!?
‘Big Data’ is getting a bad name! Recent media coverage on complications with Centrelink data can conjure up images of big brother. The recent automated debt recovery system failure has shown us how collecting and using data can go so wrong. The impact of this on our most vulnerable and disadvantaged has been significant. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Collecting and using data can bring great benefits to your organisation and the community services sector as a whole.…
Women & Superannuation
Understanding and maximising your super A free workshop for women working in not-for-profit services. In Australia women of all ages are likely to have significantly less superannuation than men. This means that women are less likely than men to live comfortably when they retire. There are steps you can take at any age or stage to maximise your super and it’s not as difficult as it might seem. You are invited to a FREE learning session on superannuation for women in the not-for-profit sector,…
Good practice and measuring settlement outcomes Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds have enormous potential, but face a range of particular challenges. Recognising this, MYAN Australia launched the National Youth Settlement Framework in 2016 to facilitate a targeted approach to supporting and measuring good practice with young people in the settlement context. This webinar will discuss the implementation of the Framework,…
Understanding the attitudes, beliefs and abusive actions that keeps violence silent in families and communities SPSW is pleased to present this important workshop relevant for all human service workers who work with families experiencing domestic violence. This workshop provides an opportunity to understand the social and historical landscape that contributes to attitudes and actions that support violence and abuse.…
Working to a set of clear standards under an ethical code is essential in the community services sector, no matter the service field. After extensive consultation, the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) has launched the revised Code of ethics and new Practice guidelines that lay down the standards expected of professionals and needed for a nationally skilled workforce.…
This Masterclass will bring the lessons of NZ’s 100 Families Project to WA’s community services sector, providing you with practical ways to understand the realities of life for your clients and use their stories to transform the services and support you provide. Normally $100 for WACOSS Members, we are making this opportunity available free to all members who register for the full-day Forum on 4 April. The Masterclass is on Wednesday 5 April and runs from 1.30-4.30pm.…
questions-2132217_1920.jpg The Community Sector Leaders Forum on Emerging Issues is the WA Council of Social Service's premier annual strategic forum. It provides analysis of the economic, political and social trends within our community, and changes to the sector's funding and operating environment, to inform the strategic service planning needs of community service providers into the future. The forum will be an invaluable forecast for the sector to navigate the post-election landscape.…
We would like to extend congratulations to the winners of the Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work Awards. Stuart Reid, A/Director of Sector Services and Development, presented Daisy De Groot the award for Highest Mark in Social Policy in Practice, and Lani East the award for Highest Mark for Working in Human Service Organisations. Both awards were sponsored by WACOSS with Daisy and Lani also receiving a training voucher for our training courses.…
Cancer Council WA’s Make Smoking History launched its new campaign titled ‘From Every Quitter’ on Sunday 12 February 2017. The campaign features personal testimonials from 12 West Australian current and former smokers appealing to people who smoke to support their loved ones who are attempting to quit by not smoking around them.…
Better Boards Conference 2017 Adaptive Directorship: Governing for the Unpredictable Date: 28-30 July 2017 Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Phone: (03) 5429 3786 Email: info@betterboards.net mailto:info@betterboards.net Website: www.betterboards.net/conference http://www.betterboards.net/conference Tickets:  Early bird individual $825 Early bird team $775 Standard individual $925 Standard team $800 CEO's Day $599 Board Member Innovation tour $545 Gala Dinner $135 Who Attends?…
Dear all, We are in the final weeks of requesting feedback to the regulation of boarding and lodging arrangements in WA.  The results of the consultations show that many residents are confused about where to get assistance and this is one area we could address once we have an understanding of the issues, but we need your help. Could you give a final push to your contacts and ask residents and landlords to fill out the surveys online, (links below) or interview if they come in,…
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