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23 April 2010 - TasCOSS - Tasmanian Council of Social Service Home

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23 April 2010 - TasCOSS - Tasmanian Council of Social Service Home

     TasCOSS e-news

Welcome to the 26 February 2010 edition of TasCOSS e-news.

    You have received the TasCOSS e-news because you are on our mailing list but do you know if your organisation is a TasCOSS member? To find out more about TasCOSS membership click here

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    TasCOSS EVENTS AND UPDATES

    TasCOSS Toolkit for Managers Workshops: Making a difference - Results Based Accountability, May 17 & 18

    Record Keeping TasCOSS Fact Sheet

OTHER NOTICES

    Volunteering Tasmania is taking a snapshot of volunteering in Tasmania in 2010

    Vinnies CEO Sleepout

    Strengthening Community Organisations Workshops - May

    National Careers and Employment Roadshow, June 9 and 10

    FREE Computers for Young People in Out of Home Care

    Collaboration Workshop: Co-occurring Complex Needs Require Collaborative Expertise, May 14

    National Foster Carers Conference, "Connected" We Move Forward, 27th - 29th August 2010

    2nd International ‘Art Of Good Health And Wellbeing’ Arts And Health Conference

    4th Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference (AMC2010) 24-26 Nov 2010

    National Rural/Regional Law and Justice Conference, 19-21 November, 2010

    International Youth Mental Health Conference, Melbourne on July 29th and 30th, 2010

    Self-Abuse Finally Ends... An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Self Abuse; and, ‘Real Talk’ A workshop of hope & support for carers, family & friends

    Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Community Grant closes 2 May 2010

    Newman’s Own Foundation Grants – 28 May 2010

    Nonprofit Marketing Impact: The Two Keys to Gaining Traction

    Tax Update: Fringe benefits tax (FBT) return 2010

    Tax Update: Key superannuation rates and thresholds

    Tax Update: Tax concession charities - frequently asked questions

COMMUNITY SERVICES JOB VACANCIES

    This service is provided free of charge for TasCOSS member organisations.

TasCOSS EVENTS AND UPDATES

    TasCOSS Toolkit for Managers Workshops: Making a difference - Results Based Accountability, May 17 & 18

    TasCOSS presents this workshop to give you tools to ensure that your community, organisation or program are creating real change in peoples lives and that you have the data to convince your stakeholders and funders that you are ‘Making a Difference’. The workshop will provide an introduction to Results Based Accountability? (RBA) presented by Sue Richards, CEO of NSW Family Services Inc., whose organisation has supported many family service organisations in NSW to implement RBA over the last three years. Anglicare Tasmania will also share their experiences using RBA.

    When and Where:

    Launceston thMonday May 17, 9:30am 3:30pm

    Tram Shed Function Centre, 4 Invermay Road, Inveresk

    Hobart thTuesday May 18, 9:30am 3:30pm

Baha'i Centre of Learning, 1 Tasman Hwy, Hobart

    Cost: The price per person is discounted for organisations with more than one participant.

    TasCOSS Members $95 (GST incl) or $80 per person for more than one

    Non-Members $110 (GST incl) or $98 per person for more than one

    This workshop is heavily discounted. The normal cost would be around $175 per person.

Registration: Register online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MakingADifference by COB Friday, May 7th.

    Download the flyer here: www.tascoss.org.au/Portals/0/Events/Making%20a%20Difference%20Flyer-Apr10.pdf

If you have problems with the online registration, or need more information:

    Contact Tim Tabart

    P: 03 6231 0755

    E: tim@tascoss.org.au

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Record Keeping TasCOSS Fact Sheet

    TasCOSS has produced a Fact Sheet that sets out a number of issues to be considered with regard to client records in particular, as well as some general strategies for record management. The Fact Sheet addresses

    Statutory and Contractual requirements; Privacy; Historical records; and Destruction of records.

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OTHER NOTICES

    Volunteering Tasmania is taking a snapshot of volunteering in Tasmania in 2010

    Volunteering Tasmania is gathering information to create the State of Volunteering Report: Tasmania 2010.

    This report will present a snapshot of volunteering within Tasmania who is volunteering, what they are doing and how they are supported.

    Our research includes surveys for three target groups:

    1. current volunteers (anyone who has undertaken volunteering within the previous 12 months);

    2. people who aren’t currently volunteering; and

    3. organisations involving volunteers (organisations, programs, groups, clubs, brigades and events that

    involve volunteers in their work or services).

    We are seeking your help to distribute our surveys as widely as possible amongst your volunteers, your

    organisation, and your community.

    Visit our website to complete the surveys!

    http://volunteeringtas.org.au/index.php?id=246

    The success of our State of Volunteering Report rests on getting the whole sector involved. We need you, as

    representatives of Tasmania’s volunteer network to encourage participation as widely as possible so…

    **Please forward this notice through your organisation and networks. Wherever possible we are encouraging people to do the surveys online.

    However, we do not want to exclude those who do not have easy access to the internet, so we have created

    PDF versions of each of the three surveys which can be printed and handed out to participants as needed. Please mail or fax any completed hardcopy surveys to:

    SOVR

    57D Brisbane St

HOBART TAS 7000

    Fax: 03 6234 4113

    If you have any questions about the Report or the surveys, please contact

    Meg: megw@volunteeringtas.org.au or

    Lisa: lisab@volunteeringtas.org.au or

    Ph 6231 5550, 1800 677 895

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout

    Rise to the challenge! On Thursday 17 June 2010 the Vinnies CEO Sleepout takes place in capital cities across Australia. The event challenges business and community leaders to experience homelessness first-hand for one night, raise important money, and with fresh insight go on to effect change in social opinions on this serious issue. All money raised goes directly towards the ongoing provision of Vinnies' homeless services across the country. We encourage not-for-profit CEO's to get involved in this event and to challenge the 'corporates' to raise funds.

    The Melbourne event is a combined Victorian/Tasmanian event. Tasmanian CEOs are invited to sleepout in Melbourne and the money they raise will go towards homeless services in Tasmania.

    Click here for more info

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Strengthening Community Organisations Workshops May

    In 2009 the State Government announced the Strengthening Community Organisations fund to provide opportunities for non-government organisations to gain skills and tools to remain strong throughout the global financial crisis, and to respond effectively to ongoing reforms which are changing the nature of how we receive funding.

    On behalf of the sector, Anglicare Tasmania was successful in gaining funding for a set of workshops designed to explore the legal, accounting, workforce and communications needs of NGOs, with a particular focus on what skills and tools those organisations may need to respond effectively to the growing need to form formal partnerships and work together to achieve efficiencies.

    The sessions will include four presentations (over four Mondays 5.15pm to 7.15pm), with an opportunity for organisations to engage in facilitated discussions with the presenters, and informal conversations with each other about opportunities for collaboration. Each organisation would select one Manager or Executive Officer, and one Board Member to attend. Wine and cheese will be provided.

    The final two workshop series’ start on 3rd May and 31st May and enrolments close 2 weeks prior to the

    commencement of each series. We are still taking enrolments for the upcoming series commencing 3rd May. If you would like more information or wish to enrol in these sessions, please contact Zoe Dale at Anglicare on

    (03) 62 133 534 or z.dale@anglicare-tas.org.au

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National Careers and Employment Roadshow, June 9 and 10

    Discover your pathway to employment and training opportunities by attending a FREE National Careers and Employment Roadshow in June. Brought to you by the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council. Come along to the National Careers and Employment Roadshow showcasing the latest resources for job seekers, Job Services Providers, Apprenticeship Centres, RTOs, HR professionals, career advisers and parents to find information on pathways to employment and training opportunities within the Community Services and Health industries.

    All are welcome to attend including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged job seekers.

Hobart: 9 June, 12:00-2:00pm

    Mercure Hobart, Terrace Room

    156 Bathurst St, Hobart

Launceston: 10 June, 9:00 11:00am

     Venue to be decided.

    Find out more or register online today.

    Phone Isabel Osuna-Gatty on 02 9270 6634 or Mob: 0408 678 064

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FREE Computers for Young People in Out of Home Care

    CREATE Foundation have some ex-Departmental desktop computers to give away to Young People living in out of home care. These computers are in AWESOME condition, however they do not have an operating system or any software on them.

    If you are interested in grabbing one of these computers, please contact CREATE on 6223 7749. First in, best served. Limit of one computer per household. Must be able to collect from 260 Macquarie Street, HOBART.

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    Collaboration Workshop: Co-occurring Complex Needs Require Collaborative Expertise, May 14 This free workshop is designed for practitioners operating at different levels or in multidisciplinary teams across the Tasmanian community services sector. This includes team leaders, managers, project officers and practitioners in the mental health, alcohol & other drugs, justice and housing sectors. Workshop Themes and activities:

    ; Barriers to collaboration and the challenges of joining forces for change;

    ; Tools and tips for choosing partners and assessing organisational ‘fit’;

    ; Leadership, vision and decision-making in multi-agency partnerships;

    ; Multidisciplinary teams, speaking different languages, and culture shock between sectors; ; Formalising it: making meaningful MOU’s

    ; Building client referral pathways;

    Evaluating partnerships and projects, setting up an evaluation plan, deciding on what is important, and using the tool of appreciative inquiry to support learning and innovation.

    This workshop will be co-facilitated by Prof. Rob White and Hannah Graham, School of Sociology & Social Work, University of Tasmania, in partnership with the Salvation Army Bridge Program. Morning tea will be provided. Friday 14 May, 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Venue: University Staff Club, Sandy Bay UTAS Campus, located on Dobson Road (an internal road within the campus) opposite the Engineering building.

    Participant numbers are limited (first in, first served). RSVP ASAP to register your interest to Hannah.Graham@utas.edu.au

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National Foster Carers Conference, "Connected" We Move Forward, 27th - 29th August 2010

    Wrest Point Casino Hobart, 27th - 29th August 2010

    For more information, contact Ken Abery

    President, Foster Carers Association of Tasmania

    Email; president@fcatas.org.au Phone; 0437006876

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2nd International ‘Art Of Good Health And Wellbeing’ Arts And Health Conference

    The Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, 16 19 November 2010

    The utilisation of the arts in healthcare services and health promotion is now established as a growing international movement, spurred by significant scientific research and practice. Arts and health programming, incorporating the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, circus, creative writing, film and digital media, is increasingly evident in areas such as:

    • Aboriginal Health

    • Access Programs for People with Disabilities

    • Aged Care Services

    • Community Health Services

    • Health Promotion

    • Hospitals for Adults and Children

    • Local Government Community Cultural Development

    • Mental Health Programs and Services

    • Palliative Care

    • Performing Arts Public Programs

    • Positive Ageing

    • Rural / Regional Projects

    • School Programs

    • Social Inclusion Strategies

    • Veteran’s Health

    • Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives

    This conference will present vital information and facilitate dialogue and discussion that can pave the way to improved healthcare and greater health equality.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    www.artsandhealth.org/conferences-events/the-art-of-good-health-and-wellbeing-melbourne-2010/call-for-abstracts.html

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ONLINE - 30 JUNE 2010

    All Enquiries:

    Hayley Arscott, Arts and Health Australia

    Mail: PO Box 243 Kings Cross NSW 1340

    Tel: 02 6583 5040 Fax: 02 6584 0024

    Email: admin@artsandhealth.org

    Web: www.artsandhealth.org

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4th Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference (AMC2010) 24-26 Nov 2010

    AMC2010 will take place between 24-26 November 2010, and will be hosted by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT at The Women's College within the University of Sydney, Australia. This is a conference for the professional development of Orientation and Mobility specialists, including Guide Dog specialists and those with a professional interest in vision impairment.

    Details on the conference are available at www.guidedogs.com.au/amc2010

    The AMC2010 Conference Committee and the Abstract Review Sub-committee have agreed to extend the final date for abstract submission for the 4th Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference (AMC2010). Register your interest to attend via email amc2010@guidedogs.com.au

    Deadline for abstract submissions extended to Friday 30th April 2010

    There is still time to write and submit your abstract.

    We encourage you to take the opportunity to not only attend but present your ideas and innovations.

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National Rural/Regional Law and Justice Conference, 19-21 November, 2010

    Reminder: Call for Abstracts Close 30th April.

    Lady Bay Resort - Warrnambool, South Western Victoria

    Deakin University is pleased to present the first National Rural/Regional Law and Justice Conference. Conference themes include: Social Justice Issues , Practitioner Issues and Legal System Administration Issues, as they impact on rural and regional communities.

    The conference will be opened by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Chief Justice Robert French.

    For further information or to lodge a Conference Paper Abstracts, go to the conference website at: www.deakin.edu.au/rrjconference

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International Youth Mental Health Conference, Melbourne on July 29th and 30th, 2010

    I am delighted to invite you to attend the First International Youth Mental Health Conference. It is to be held in Melbourne on July 29th and 30th, 2010. The conference will bring together local and global experts to inform the wider community of best practice developments and interventions in Youth Mental Health. The conference will showcase research and evidence based best practice presentations across the key areas of youth well-being and mental health.

    It will include youth health and mental health, education and vocational issues, health promotion, service reform, and drug and alcohol streams.

    The conference will also focus on youth participation in health settings and the importance of innovative technologies such as e-technology to support youth engagement.

    Supporting the health needs of particular populations, the conference will include consideration of the needs of indigenous, refugees, CALD and GBLTI youth.

    This is an important event for Australia and the mental health field. We expect this to be the first of many similar conferences, bringing together innovators, practitioners, researchers, young people and families to showcase the best of youth mental health innovation from around the globe.

    The conference will appeal to mental health and allied health specialists including psychologists, social workers, educators, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, youth workers, counsellors, policy makers and anyone interested in young people’s mental health.

    Please click here to view registration details and to register your attendance.

    Professor Patrick McGorry, Australian of the Year 2010, Conference Convenor, 2010 International Youth Mental Health Conference

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Self-Abuse Finally Ends... An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Self Abuse’; and, ‘Real

    Talk’ A workshop of hope & support for carers, family & friends

    “... I now know this would be the most important decision I have made in my life. It gave me my life!” said Juliet,

    27 years of age. “I have not hurt myself since February 2002”

    Presented by Safe in Oz.

    Who should attend these training workshops?

    Mental health workers, carers who work with individuals who self-abuse, youth workers, drug and alcohol workers, student counsellors, teachers, GP’s, psychologists,

    counsellors, and anyone who wishes to better understand self-abuse.

    Click here for a workshop flyer

    An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Self Abuse

[which is a pre-requisite for a three day workshop; ‘Facilitating The SAFE in Oz Consumer Program’.]

    Launceston 24th & 25th June 2010

    $330 [Inclusive of GST]

    Click here for registration form.

     ‘Real Talk’ A workshop of hope & support for carers, family & friends.

    Launceston 28th & 29th June 2010

    $330 [Inclusive of GST]

    Click here for registration form.

    There are limited places available for these workshops, therefore, it is advisable to register and finalise payments early.

    Visit www.safeinoz.com.au and view the Newsletter ‘Hope, Help & Hanging Out’.

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Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Community Grant closes 2 May 2010

    Non profit organisations can apply for up to $5 000 to fund initiatives to improve health and wellbeing, and promote a healthy lifestyle, for school aged children. One application per organisation. Further information is available at

    http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/Fresh-Food-Kids/Community-Grants/

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Newman’s Own Foundation – 28 May 2010

    Paul Newman’s Own

    Charities are invited to submit an Expression of Interest in applying for grants of up to $75,000. Roughly half of the $1 million funding pool will be allocated to providing vehicles to charities to assist their operations. Further information is available at http://www.paulnewmansown.com.au

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Nonprofit Marketing Impact: The Two Keys to Gaining Traction

    All action and no traction. That’s what most marketing is, nonprofit and for profit. A series of discrete actions—a direct mail invite for a fundraising event, a two-part email campaign to introduce a new program, a blog launched for an advocacy campaignwith no connection between them, no plan... read more. (article by

    Nancy E. Schwartz)

    Source: This item comes from Not-For-Profit News

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Tax Update: Fringe benefits tax (FBT) return 2010

    Lodge this return if you have an FBT liability for the year ending 31 March 2010. Lodge the return by 21 May 2010 unless you lodge via a tax agent who has been given another lodgment date. NAT 1067. http://www.ato.gov.au/distributor.asp?doc=/content/Content/4711.htm

    Published: 31 Mar 2010

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Tax Update: Key superannuation rates and thresholds

    These are the key rates and thresholds that apply in relation to contributions and benefits, employment termination payments, super guarantee and co-contributions.

    http://www.ato.gov.au/distributor.asp?doc=/content/Content/60489.htm

    Published: 18 Mar 2010

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Tax Update: Tax concession charities - frequently asked questions

    Mar 2010. We have released a new webpage providing answers to frequently asked questions about tax concession charities, including endorsement requirements, types of tax concessions available and how to check if an organisation is a tax concession charity.

    http://www.ato.gov.au/distributor.asp?doc=/content/Content/00232312.htm

    Published: 09 Mar 2010

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Communications

    To subscribe or unsubscribe or to contribute notices of events, general notices, conferences, seminars & training, and learning & professional development opportunities please send an email to admin@tascoss.org.au or phone (6231 0755).

    Please note that no attachments can be included and that older issues of e-news for notices that are still current are posted on the TasCOSS website at http://www.tascoss.org.au/News/eNews/tabid/65/Default.aspx

    Disclaimer

    TasCOSS makes every effort to provide accurate and useful general information in its publications and other communications but accepts no liability for the use of the material by individuals or organisations. Individuals or organisations may need to seek independent professional advice regarding their specific situation.

    General TasCOSS Information

    Postal address: PO Box 1126 Sandy Bay 7006

    Street Address: McDougall Building, Ellerslie Road Battery Point

    Phone: 03 6231 0755

    Fax: 03 6223 6136

    Email: admin@tascoss.org.au

    Web: www.tascoss.org.au

    TasCOSS e-news is supported by HESTA Super Fund

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