Central Coast Community Council Events
Master List for Central Coast Community Services, Interagencies and Forums (updated May 2016)
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Central Coast Men's Shed Master List.
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Central Coast Local Health District Support Groups & Services Directory 2016.
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Aboriginal Employment Pathway Program
Focussing on providing culturally appropriate connections with the community and individually focused employment solutions
- Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
- Are you seeking to gain employment?
- Not sure which career path is right for you?
- Do you need help to get a job?
Job Centre Australia’s Aboriginal Employment Pathway Program (AEPP) is designed to provide culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to overcome barriers to gaining and maintaining employment.
- We individually tailor the support required, whether it be training, on the job support or mentoring to help in the transition to employment
- Provide clients with a culturally appropriate approach to employment options through our Disability Employment Program
- Provide opportunities to participate in culturally specific designed programs including our M-Power programs
- Provide mentoring and support through our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator
- Enable and support clients to access Aboriginal Employment Pathways
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE AEPP
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- Job Centre Australia has partnered with Reconcilliation Australia in the development of our Reconciliation Action PlanJob Centre Australia has Indigenous Engagement Co-ordinators and trainers in NSW and QLD, with approximately 6% of our staff identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- All of Job Centre Australia staff undertake cultural training with input from the local Aboriginal Community
- All staff have access to a Aboriginal Staff member for support and guidance
- All staff have cultural appropriate resources available to them if need for further referrals and supports.
- Staff are encouraged and attend significant cultural events including NAIDOC
Aboriginal Communities to
Co-design Healing Forums.
A series of forums across NSW will give Aboriginal communities the opportunity to discuss the need for healing informed practices with government agencies.
Expressions of interest are now open to Aboriginal communities who would like to co-design an Opportunity Choice Healing Responsibility Empowerment (OCHRE) forum.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams said up to six forums will be planned over the coming year.
“These forums flow from the ongoing conversations between Aboriginal people and the NSW Government about how we can best support community led healing,” Mrs Williams said.
The forums, supported by Aboriginal Affairs and the Healing Foundation, will provide an opportunity for Aboriginal communities to engage directly with government and non-government agencies.
“Recognising the impact of trauma on ourselves, our families and communities is the first step towards healing from the intergenerational effects of policies like the Stolen Generations, and this will be covered through the forums,” Healing Foundation CEO Richard Weston said.
Expressions of interest are open to Aboriginal communities in NSW where there is broad community interest and readiness to discuss healing, and where Aboriginal leaders are leading community healing.
Expressions of interest close on 31 August 2016.
For more information please visit http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/ohcre-healing/ochre-healing-forums
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Please click here to read OCHRE Healing Forums Frequently Asked Questions.