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Calling all Aboriginal artists on an Aboriginal artwork background

Calling all Aboriginal artists!

Intereach are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local Aboriginal artists in the Riverina Murray and Loddon regions to help make our offices welcoming, and reflective of the local community. The office locations include Albury, Bendigo, Buronga, Castlemaine, Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Echuca, Griffith, Hay, Kyneton, Maryborough and Wagga Wagga.

 
We are looking for two dimensional artworks that reflect the local people, communities and/or landscape. Artwork must be either framed, or be able to be hung on a wall and no larger than 1 metres wide or long. Intereach will purchase each artwork for a negotiated cost. The artist will retain moral rights and copyright of their artwork.
 
Additionally, one artwork may be chosen to use for promotional purposes such as program brochures, posters and other documents such as the annual report and website. The artist will retain moral rights and copyright of their artwork, will be paid a negotiated licence fee, and undertake a signed agreement that details how the artwork will be used.
 
Artists are requested to post or email an Expression of Interest that includes:
• a one page CV or overview of their work, and
• three photographs of current artwork, with prices
Due Date: 10am, Friday 30 June 2017.
 
For further information contact:
Intereach
Communications and Community Engagement
78-80 Napier Street, Deniliquin 2710
 
Nina O’Brien or Eva Fleetwood
Ph: 03 5890 5283
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Calling all Aboriginal artists on an Aboriginal artwork background

Calling all Aboriginal artists!

Intereach are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local Aboriginal artists in the Riverina Murray and Loddon regions to help make our offices welcoming, and reflective of the local community. The office locations include Albury, Bendigo, Buronga, Castlemaine, Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Echuca, Griffith, Hay, Kyneton, Maryborough and Wagga Wagga.

 
We are looking for two dimensional artworks that reflect the local people, communities and/or landscape. Artwork must be either framed, or be able to be hung on a wall and no larger than 1 metres wide or long. Intereach will purchase each artwork for a negotiated cost. The artist will retain moral rights and copyright of their artwork.
 
Additionally, one artwork may be chosen to use for promotional purposes such as program brochures, posters and other documents such as the annual report and website. The artist will retain moral rights and copyright of their artwork, will be paid a negotiated licence fee, and undertake a signed agreement that details how the artwork will be used.
 
Artists are requested to post or email an Expression of Interest that includes:
• a one page CV or overview of their work, and
• three photographs of current artwork, with prices
Due Date: 10am, Friday 30 June 2017.
 
For further information contact:
Intereach
Communications and Community Engagement
78-80 Napier Street, Deniliquin 2710
 
Nina O’Brien or Eva Fleetwood
Ph: 03 5890 5283
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Intereach are looking for new Board Members

Do want to contribute your strategic thinking skills to a great community organisation?

Applications are sought for Intereach Board members with skills in the areas of:

  • strategic financial management,
  • strategic planning and thinking and with,
  • community sector and partnership experience.

We value diversity. Aboriginal people and people with a disability, from different cultures or from the LGBTI community are encouraged to apply.

This is a volunteer position.

More information on the role:
Sue Mathieson Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 03 5890 5200

Application close 14/06/2017 10:00 am

Lodge an application:

http://www.intereach.com.au/careers/

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Intereach are looking for new Board Members

Do want to contribute your strategic thinking skills to a great community organisation?

Applications are sought for Intereach Board members with skills in the areas of:

  • strategic financial management,
  • strategic planning and thinking and with,
  • community sector and partnership experience.

We value diversity. Aboriginal people and people with a disability, from different cultures or from the LGBTI community are encouraged to apply.

This is a volunteer position.

More information on the role:
Sue Mathieson Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 03 5890 5200

Application close 14/06/2017 10:00 am

Lodge an application:

http://www.intereach.com.au/careers/

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Deniliquin OOSH Easter program released

Deniliquin OOSH Easter program released

Do you need child care for your school aged children during the Easter school holidays?

The Intereach Deniliquin OOSH Vacation Care Easter program has now been released and we have lots of great activities lined up to keep your children happy and entertained over the holidays.

OOSH will be open every week day of the school holidays (except Good Friday and Easter Monday) from 8am to 6pm.
For more information, or to book,  ph: 03 5890 5260 or use  the ‘My Family Lounge’ App

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NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Information Session- Maryborough

Intereach as the NDIS Early Childhood Partner will be delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports for children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability in the Loddon area.

Information sessions will be held in Bendigo, Echuca, Maryborough and Kyneton. These information sessions are designed to inform mainstream service providers who support younger children and their parents/carers about the key changes and what it means when referring people to Intereach as the NDIA Early Childhood Partner for support.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • The ECEI approach and what it means for families
  • What kind of supports can families access through ECEI
  • Changes to intake and referral
  • Phasing schedule and timelines for families

The session will be delivered by the Intereach Early Childhood Partner Team. This is an opportunity for you to bring your questions along and have them answered by staff.

 

Venue:          Maryborough Community Hub

Date:             Monday 5 June 2017

Time:             10am – 11.30am

Address:       48 Burns Street, Maryborough

More Info?           

Phone: 1300 968 140 or lac_loddon@intereach.com.au

Attendance is free.

RSVP here:
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Ability Links making an impact

NEW REPORT FINDS ABILITY LINKS MAKING A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Ability Links NSW is improving the lives of people with a disability and their families and is having a real economic impact across the state according to two independent reports released this week.

According to the reports by Urbis, this innovative approach to supporting people with disability returns three dollars in economic and social benefits for every dollar invested, making a significant change in the lives of people with disability.

 

The program is delivered by dedicated staff known as ‘Linkers’ who work with people with disability, their families, and carers to build on their strengths and skills, and develop networks in their own communities outside of the traditional disability services sector.

 

Ability Links NSW is delivered by Intereach across Riverina Murray with Sue Mathieson saying the report highlights the importance of the program for the community.

“This report shows that when people have the right supports and are linked into their community, everyone benefits.

 

“Ability Links improves the quality of people’s lives resulting in more optimism for the future and sense of control over their lives. As the report shows, this flows through to real economic and social benefits that we all can enjoy.

 

“Ability Links works because it taps into the individual’s passions and interests whilst also tapping into the wealth of skills, connections and goodwill already within our regional communities.

The URBIS report says linked-in people report feeling safer, happier and more socially connected. People who engaged with the program also reported an increase in self-esteem and improvements in their relationships with family and friends.

 

Since its launch in 2014, Ability Links NSW has supported over 1282 individuals and families across the Riverina Murray and worked alongside community members, groups and organisations on 25051 occasions.

 

Ms. Mathieson said given the program’s success, she hoped Ability Links would continue into the future as part of, or alongside the NDIS. “With such strong evidence that Ability Links provides value for money and generates strong social and economic benefits to both Government and the broader community, we see a strong future for this program.

“Ability Links will support the sustainability of the NDIS by diverting some people away from funded supports and improving the capacity of individuals and communities.”

 

Ability Links NSW is a State Government program that supports people with disability, their families and carers to connect with their local community, achieve their goals and aspirations and live enriched and fulfilled lives.

 

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Intereach at the Deniliquin Lions Market

Intereach at the Deniliquin Lions Market

Looking for something to do in Deniliquin this Saturday 25 March? Come along and check out the Intereach stall at the Lions Market in the Waring Gardens!
Have a chat with our friendly staff, find out about how we can help you and grab a goodie bag. We’ve even got some great prizes to hand out!
Can’t make it on Saturday? If you would like to know more about the services we offer in your area contact Intereach on Freecall 1300 488 226.

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NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Information Session Kyneton

Intereach as the NDIS Early Childhood Partner will be delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports for children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability in the Loddon area.

Information sessions will be held in Bendigo, Echuca, Maryborough and Kyneton. These information sessions are designed to inform mainstream service providers who support younger children and their parents/carers about the key changes and what it means when referring people to Intereach as the NDIA Early Childhood Partner for support.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • The ECEI approach and what it means for families
  • What kind of supports can families access through ECEI
  • Changes to intake and referral
  • Phasing schedule and timelines for families

The session will be delivered by the Intereach Early Childhood Partner Team. This is an opportunity for you to bring your questions along and have them answered by staff.

Venue:          Kyneton Mechanics Institute

Date:             Monday 5 June 2017

Time:             3.30pm – 5pm

Address:       81 Mollison Street, Kyneton

 

More Info?           

Phone: 1300 968 140 or lac_loddon@intereach.com.au

Attendance is free.

RSVP here:
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Family Day Care Educator Tracey Jones with Savannah, Ashton and Indianna enjoying the rewards of their cooking experience

20 years of education and care to children in Finley

It was all smiles for Finley educator Tracey Jones recently as she was acknowledged for 20 years of providing education and care to children through Intereach Family Day Care.

In 1996 the former hairdresser made the decision to become an educator to challenge herself and explore a new career. She now reflects that it has become “so much more; it is now a truly fulfilling, rewarding and life changing experience.”

“During my time as an educator I have had the pleasure of caring for over 150 beautiful children and their families, and in some cases I have been able to care for the children of children I have cared for. They are the very special moments that family day care educators get to celebrate. We really do become an extended part of children and families lives”.

Tracey has experienced many changes to Family Day Care (FDC) over her years of service, from the initial title of Family Day Care Mum to Family Day Care Educator. The pay rate in 1996 was only $2.95/hour and there were few rules in relation to Government Legislation. Over the years with the introduction of assessment and ratings, and most recently the Early Childhood Curriculum- The Early Years Learning Framework, the level of professionalism and accountability has greatly increased. Tracey says “although some of these changes have been difficult, they have all provided the opportunity for me as an educator to grow and increase the quality of education and care I provide, while ensuring young children receive the best possible start in life”.

Tracey says that she has had many special and rewarding moments with the children through their naturally funny, curious and inquisitive personalities. While she doesn’t enjoy it when families who have used her service move away or onto school, she does get to see the children around town and is comforted by knowing she has positively impacted their life.

Tracey says she is proud of the role she has plays in the community; providing an important choice for local families in the education and care of their children. She looks forward to many more years with Intereach FDC.

Intereach support a range of local Family Day Care professionals in the region who provide education and care for children from birth to twelve years of age. Intereach work alongside the Educators to ensure that the quality of care meets National Quality Standards, reflected by the ‘Exceeding’ rating achieved in 2015.

Families are encouraged to contact Intereach Family Day Care on 03 5890 5210 or fdc@intereach.com.au to discuss the choice of education and care options available throughout the Finley, Jerilderie, Tocumwal, Berrigan and Deniliquin areas.

Image: Educator Tracey Jones with Savannah, Ashton and Indianna enjoying the rewards of their cooking experience

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Intereach Family Day Care Expo comes to Finley

Intereach Family Day Care Expo comes to Finley

Calling all Finley Parents…
Are you looking for childcare? Perhaps you are going back to work, expecting a baby, or just want to know more about your childcare options.
Join us on Wednesday 5 April to meet local Family Day Care Educators, and learn more about why many other local families prefer a home based setting matched to the needs of their family.

Free goodie bags, nibbles and refreshments will be available.

The event will start at 6.30pm at the Finley Intereach Community Hub in Murray Street.

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Wellness and Reablement Workshop – Albury

Do you work with older people or are you a volunteer that supports older people?
Intereach invites you to attend a practical workshop showcasing how an ‘enabling’ approach can help people you work with.
The workshop is presented by Glen Sorensen of Age Communications.

Where: Albury Manor House, 593 Young Street
When: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $60 + bf.
Note: no cost for Intereach staff

Purchase your ticket hereWellness and Reablement Workshop ~ Albury

For more information contact:
Mel Broadbent
Intereach Community Support
Ph: 03 5890 5200 or
email melanieb@intereach.com.au

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