Sunday, 22 September 2013

Community Care Services - Course

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Worker’s Name: Caroline

Organisation/Service/Project: BAMN

Telephone/Email: 93190288 -

Initiative/Project: Community Care Services

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September 18 2013

Bankstown Area Multicultural Network Inc (BAMN).is taking new recruits for an innovative course that creates a career path for people with English as a second language to enter the Home and Community Care Services Sector of NSW 

Introduction to Home and Community Support Services, funded by NSW Government’s Ageing, Disability and Home Care and delivered via TAFE NSW and Macarthur Disability Services (MDS), is a new model of education that will provide an understanding of the jargon and structure of the sector, two units of competency and mentored work experience, all necessary for working in the community care sector.

Students will undertake 10 weeks of learning, four of which will involve work experience at local community services.

The mix of both theory and real life experience in this course was a response to the sector’s call for workers with a genuine sense of what working in community services is all about.

Students will learn about taking care of people living with disabilities, mental illness and the needs of the aged and carers in need of assistance. The aim of the course is to effectively equip and inspire these students, of all ages, to be confident to participate in this rewarding career path.

BAMN, a community advocacy organisation in Sydney South West, has been long aware of the needs of the community services sector to access a qualified bilingual and bicultural workforce.
At the same time, BAMN has also identified barriers experienced by people for whom English is not their first language. 

We are recruiting people from CALD backgrounds, young or older. As older person your life experience is advantage in this sector. The course has been designed especially for people whose first language is not English, as we want to encourage cultural diversity amongst our care givers in community services to compliment our ageing multicultural communities.

There are twelve places available and an Application is required.

For more information email: or call Caroline at 0293190288

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