News From Western Sydney Community Forum
11 April 2013
Opportunity to have a Social Work Student at your Organisation
Did you know that you don’t need a qualified Social Worker at your organisation to host a Social Work Student Placement?
UWS is inviting agencies to register an expression of interest in supervising UWS Social Work students on placement in your agency for the 2nd half of 2013, with students spending 600 hours at agencies from mid-June to mid-November. The Bachelor of Social Work students are seeking to learn skills and knowledge in the practice methods of working with individuals and families, group work, community work, welfare sector research, social action and social policy.
You can fill out the online Expression of Interest form here
. Completing this Expression of Interest online does not commit you and your agency to taking a student but it does indicate that you are happy to be approached by UWS in order to consider a placement within your agency.
Students will be matched to a placement and the contact person will be advised by the student’s Field Coordinator. A pre-placement interview between student and contact person will then be arranged.
WSCF has had several Social Work student placements over the past few years, and has benefitted greatly from this arrangement. We are more than happy to share our experiences and provide assistance to services who are completing the expression of interest.
For more information contact Neil Hall from UWS (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Tom Nance from WSCF (email@example.com
Position Vacant - HACC Development Officer, Western Sydney Community Forum
Applications close 5pm Monday 16th April 2013.
The HACC Development Officer Provides specialist support and leadership to the HACC (Commonwealth Home and Community Care) and CCSP (NSW Community Care Supports Program) sector in Cumberland Prospect/Nepean; and exercises initiative and influence on social policy debates, and leads community care sector response to government policy.
WSCF is the peak regional body for community groups across Western Sydney. We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic person with a commitment to social justice principles to join a diverse team of projects.
- 21 hours per week / Permanent position subject to continued funding.
- Pay rate: Level 6 Pay point 1-3 under NSW Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010 (SHCADS) Award Above-award wages and conditions with option of salary packaging
- Flexible hours; Family- friendly work environment
HACC Development Officer, WSCF
PO Box 208 Parramatta NSW 2124
Fax: 02 9687 8665
Applicants can obtain a job information package, containing job description: click here to download
or contact Office Manager on 02 9687 9669 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: Applications need to address the selection criteria to be considered.
For further enquiries please contact: Eva Gerencer, Tel: 02 9687 6754 Mob: 0411 644 607
What did the soil say to the rain?
“Go away, or my name is mud.”
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