Department of Health and Human Services - North Division, is facilitating two
Aboriginal Community Conversations, scheduled for:
Monday, October 29, in Broadmeadows and
Thursday, November 1, in Preston
One of the aims of the Aboriginal Community Conversations is to seek feedback and engagement from the Aboriginal community of the northern Melbourne metropolitan area, on the experiences and satisfaction the Aboriginal community has had in the use of some of the services and programs of the Department. Attached a flyer for the two events and a site map for the Preston engagement.
The funding will ensure 19 young people engaged in the program will continue to be supported while an additional 11 teens will be signed on.
Since its launch in July 2017, the program has engaged recidivist teen offenders by linking them with youth welfare experts from Barwon Child, Youth & Family, Legal Aid and mental health services.
They also engage for two years with specialist youth and A PROGRAM that aims to divert the region’s worst offenders from a lifetime of crime has been secured for another three years.
Additional funding for Barwon Adolescent Taskforce’s groundbreaking Reignite Geelong Project will secure the $1.4 million program until 2021.
family workers who help link the teens with employment and education and connect them with their community.
The BCYF project focuses on 15 to 18-year-olds who have completed a court-imposed order, continue to offend or are at risk of turning to crime.
Police Minister Lisa Neville said the program had already made a positive impact on the lives of many people in the Geelong area.
“The Reignite Geelong Project is already making a positive impact on the lives of the young people involved, getting them engaged in education, social activities — like sport — and work experience,” Ms Neville said.
“This funding will continue supporting young people already involved in the program here in Geelong — and even more in the future.”
It comes as data prepared for the Geelong Advertiser last week revealed alleged offences committed by 14-year-olds in Greater Geelong leapt from 35 in the 12 months to June 2017 to 140 this year. Most arrests of those aged between 10 and 14 related to theft, burglary or break and enter offences.
Geelong police Acting Superintendent Graham Banks said that the Reignite Geelong Project had been highly successful and had had a positive impact on other family members of the targeted teens.
“When we get to 14 or 15-year-olds and they are through the system 10 times, programs like this are critical in terms of seeing the kids turn around,” Supt Banks said.
Seven other projects, in Casey, Dandenong, Frankston, Ballarat, Gippsland, Hume, Wyndham, also received funding.
'Supporting Education for All' Conference
Despite extensive market research on the conference session topics and preferred dates unfortunately there has not been as many registrations as anticipated which is very concerning this close to the conference date.
The last marketing push will be made this week. Numbers are on the low side for the amount of work put into this so please do a last push to get this out to your networks. Registrations closes on the 9 of November.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! “Supporting Education for All” Conference, Monday 10 of December 2018, Melbourne! Click HERE to register!
We have so many fantastic speakers presenting on a range of topics and it would be great to see this conference go ahead.
There are many jobs in Melbourne and regional Victoria
To subscribe click here to website, scroll to the end of the home page to subscribe to our employment e-news and click here to advertise.
My Maintenance Crew
Are offering 10-12 internships commencing the 20 November. The internships are unpaid* and are offered 3 days a week for four weeks. The interns will have the opportunity to develop their employability skills, gain OH&S knowledge, participate in team building and undertake real work experience at our site in Bell Park. Our interns will be offered transport to and from work with pick ups and drop offs at central points throughout Geelong, they will be given lunch every day and will have the opportunity to work alongside our skilled team leaders. They will also work with our youth support team to develop a work/career plan that will help identify short and long term vocational and personal goals.
(*if a young person is eligible they may be able come through the PaTH program giving them some extra money in their youth allowance for the period of the internship. Check with their job active provider)
After the four week internship, we will go through a recruitment process, with each of the interns having the opportunity to interview for a 6 month paid traineeship. The traineeships will be in Construction Pathways and will be 3-4 days per week and will be paid above award wages. We are an employment project that supports young people at risk of long term unemployment to become work ready and prepared for long term employment. We want to support young people to become aspirational about work!
In addition to transport, food and uniforms, My Maintenance Crew offers counselling and mentoring support through the Engagement Coordinator role, financial literacy, fitness, health and wellbeing support as well as the opportunity to earn a real wage.
If you have anyone that is ready and looking for work, 17-25 years old and wanting an opportunity to work as part of a team, send through their resume! We will be holding interviews for internships the week starting the 12 of November and will commence the internships the following week.
Please read the attached flyer