MyLink - Port Stephens Community Information Hub

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MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

  • Gan Gan Family Centre food parcels

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    29 Apr 2019
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  • Gan Gan Centre - term 2 flyer

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    29 Apr 2019
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    You can view the flyer in the library here

    Contact Jacqui or Petra on 49 821767 for more information

  • Lead the Way towards wellbeing - Conference 2019

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    29 Apr 2019
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  • Smart Skilled and Hired

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    24 Apr 2019
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    The Smart Skilled and Hired program is for Youth from ages to 15-24, who are not currently participating in employment services and are not working more than 27 hours per week. The program aim to assist in finding work and education as well as helping them overcome any barriers to employment that may exist.

    The program can also assist in finding work experience and can cover expenses such as public transport fares, petrol, uniforms and footwear as well as training courses.

    View the flyer for more information.
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program at Mallabula Hall and a free counselling service provided for parents of children under 12

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    23 Apr 2019
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    Circle of security parenting program

    Location: Mallabula Hall

    Dates: Mondays May 13th to June 24th (weekly for 8 weeks).

    Times: 9.30am-11:30 pm

    Who should attend: Parents, Carers, and Grand Parents.

    How to register: Bookings essential, please call Lyn on 4984 5298 or Carmel on 0455 085 244.

    A light morning tea will be provided. If you are interested or would like information please call.

    At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs

    Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

    Enhance the development of your child's self esteem

    Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

    Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Initiative Raymond Terrace & Karuah is funded by the Australian Government and Facilitated by The Smith Family


  • Port Stephens Council is looking for a Senior Community Development Officer

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    23 Apr 2019
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    This role is responsible for providing support, guidance and leadership in the delivery of Council's Community Development and Engagement program. Specifically this involves the development, implementation and evaluation of key strategic documents, policy and programs in areas including youth, disability and inclusion, Indigenous programs, arts and culture, events and grants.

    What you need:

    • Tertiary qualification in social sciences, humanities or a related field, or extensive relevant experience
    • Experience in planning, delivering and evaluating community or cultural development programs
    • Ability to adapt and respond to changing community priorities
    • Ability to communicate and engage with internal and external stakeholders
    • Commitment to business improvement and innovation
    For more information visit the website
  • Make sure your next event is on Resourcing Parents!

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    23 Apr 2019
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    Resourcing Parents are launching a new website and would like to include your events.

    Their website is an online hub for parenting and early learning information and helps people to find events in their local area, sign up to online courses and access parenting resources.

    The site also contains best practice resources like Love Talk Sing Read Play and Deadly Tots that give you the latest evidence-based information on children’s emotional and social development.

    Adding your event is easy and it’s free. All you need to do is head to the Resourcing Parents website and click on the ‘Add Event/Login’ tab.

    It’s a good idea to add your event to their site now, before the new website is launched to maximise the amount of exposure your event will have.


  • TEI Sector Assistance Strategy Practice Forums are now open

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    23 Apr 2019
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    Targeted Early Intervention Assistance Strategy Practice Forums are now open. There are 14 workshops around the State. For more information visit the Fams website


  • Men's Health Extravaganza Friday 10 May

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    17 Apr 2019
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    The Australian Mens Shed Association (AMSA) are teaming up with the TUROOL KORE Indigenous Men’s Group to hold a 1 day Men’s Health “Extravaganza” on Friday May the 10th, 10am to 3pm, on the Newcastle Foreshore and we are inviting related health networks and/or special interest groups to come along to enjoy and participate!

    The event will be held under the Newcastle Tram Sheds so there is plenty of room for all and we are looking for relevant exhibitors to come and set up a space and/or display of any type to promote good health and wellbeing.

    There will be plenty of entertainment, celebrities and media around the event so it will be a great opportunity to meet n greet, interact and gain ongoing support for your group/organisation.

    The event is FREE to exhibitors contact marty@mensshed.net for more information.


  • Invitation to attend Working with Families with Refugee Backgrounds training pilot Newcastle region

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    17 Apr 2019

    The training will be held on June 27th 2019 at Tighes Hill TAFE Newcastle.

    The training focuses on:

    • Increasing service providers’ awareness of the strengths and priorities of parents and families from refugee backgrounds

    • Building an understanding of the effects of refugee trauma and torture, resettlement and other stressors on attachment and families

    • Developing strategies to assist families form refugee backgrounds to enhance secure attachment including sectorial referral pathways and culturally appropriate case plans

    • Strengthening worker’s ability and confidence to build an alliance and support families from refugee backgrounds

    RSVP by June 10th 2019 to STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) Tel. (02) 96466610 https://www.startts.org.au/contact/