Own Your Own Home Consultations

Are you thinking about owning your own home?

Bungree Aboriginal Association​ are hosting consultations through Indigenous Business Australia​ on Wednesday 5 September to help you on your journey to buying your first home.

Indigenous Business Australia have been assisting Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people for many years, helping first home buyers, business owners and and those wishing to invest in commercial ventures.

How can they help with your first home? Indigenous Business Australia offer affordable housing loan products, helping those who cannot qualify for loans from banks, credit unions or other specialised lenders.

For more information and to book your consultation, please contact Kirrily Dunn at Kirrily.Dunn@bungree.org.au.


Get More Skills: Good Life Workshop for People with a Disability

My Choice Matters will be running a Get More Skills: Good Life Workshop for people with a disability, their families and carers.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 July, 10am-2.30pm
WHERE: The Art House – 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong

Topics include

  • Understanding your NDIS plan
  • Practise setting goals and speaking up
  • Take home tools to prepare for a good life

To register
PHONE: 1800 144 653
EMAIL: info@mychoicematters.org.au
VISIT: www.mychoicematters.org.au


Job Opportunity – Aboriginal Transport Officer

Bungree is currently seeking a Full Time Aboriginal Transport Officer to join their Transport Program Team.

Bungree’s transport provides services to our elderly, frailed aged, people with a disability and our most disadvantage community members living on the Central Coast. We provide transport to medical and health appointments, social outings, shopping trips, community events, out of area appointments to Sydney and Newcastle for medical and health professional appointments.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate III Community Services, equivalent and/or other work experience
  • Have a current licence to drive vehicles that seat more than 12 adults
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Demonstrated experience in working with elderly, frailed aged, people with a disability and disadvantaged community members.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current Drivers Licence


MANDATORY

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Drivers Licence

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Applicants MUST obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the selection criteria.
Click here to download the employment package.

Enquiries:
Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 or email: enquiries@bungree.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 22nd June 2018


Job Opportunity – Aboriginal Employment Support Officer

Bungree is currently seeking a Full Time Aboriginal Employment Support Officer to support clients addressing and building on identified barriers to education, training, employment and to assist clients to achieve identified goals through case management.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate III Community Services, equivalent and/or relevant experience
  • Experience attained through previous appointments, in the Adult Education, Training and Employments sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in Case Management and achieving targeted outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Thorough understanding of the Adult Education, Training and Employment sectors as they relate to Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to prioritise work load in order to meet outcomes
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Current Drivers Licence


MANDATORY

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Drivers Licence

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Applicants MUST obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the selection criteria.
Click here to download the employment package.

Enquiries:
Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 or email: enquiries@bungree.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 22nd June 2018


NAIDOC Week 2018 Golf Day

Get ready to hit the greens! The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council NAIDOC Week 2018 Golf Day is taking place on Friday 13 July at Wyong Golf Club.
 
DATE: Friday 13 July 2018
TIME: Breakfast: 6am | Tee-off: 7am (shotgun start)
COST: $50.00 per adult | $40.00 per child (16 and under) + $0.30 booking fee per ticket
 
Ticket includes: BBQ breakfast, green fees, lunch, NAIDOC shirt and cap
 
To book your golf cart, please contact Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council at darkinjung@dlalc.com.au or call (02) 4351 2930. Costs are additional to registration fees. Preference for carts will be given to Elders and members.

2018 NADOC Golf Day
2018 NADOC Golf Day


Bungree Community Information Days

Come and learn about Bungree Aboriginal Association’s Aged Care and Disability Services at one of our upcoming Community Information Days.

These half-day sessions will help to inform current clients, carers and community members of our programs and services such as My Age Care programs, NDIS and other Bungree services.

Wednesday 30 May at Kooindah Waters from 9.30am – 2pm &
Wednesday 13 June at Ettalong Diggers from 9.30am – 2pm.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided at each venue.

If you require transport, please contact Bungree on (02) 4350 0100 to make arrangements.

Please RSVP to Christine Hammond or Kirrily Dunn on (02) 4350 0100.

For more information, please contact enquiries@bungree.org.au


Job Opportunity: Aboriginal Community Development Worker

Permanent Part Time – 21 hours per week (3-year project)

San Remo Neighbourhood Centre (The Epicentre) is seeking an Aboriginal Community Development Worker to lead a three-year community development project.

The broad aim of the project is to promote cultural awareness across and within the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community, people and organisations. To activate cultural spaces and build on existing strengths and networks within the local Aboriginal community. To encourage and support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and services to learn, create and embed culture in our local community.

This position will include planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a range of community/social initiatives. The worker will be based at the Epicentre working in the Aboriginal Garden-Ngaliya Dhuluga’ which means, “you, I and we in the middle”.

The Aboriginal Community Development Worker will be responsible for the provision of research, activities and programs that increase local Aboriginal identity that is proactive and has a strong and positive cultural voice which will be carried forward after the life of the project.

Click to download the full position description.

Applications close 28 May 2018.


Sorry Business Transport Initiative from Transport for NSW

Did you know that Transport for NSW​ offers assistance with transport for isolated and disadvantaged Aboriginal communities throughout NSW?

The Aboriginal Funeral Transport “Sorry Business” initiative will support 100% of the cost of return tickets for individuals and groups travelling to a funeral using an existing public service.

For any Aboriginal person wishing to seek assistance or make any bookings, please contact MTS on 1300 361 787 – Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

For more information, click here.


Your voice matters: Share your opinion on mental health services in our community

Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network is currently running a survey to better understand consumer and clinical expectations of their mental health services.

Please take the time to fill out their survey and share your opinion. Your input will help shape the future of the mental health services offered to our community.

Click here to complete the survey.


Join the Everybody’s Home Campaign

The Everybody’s Home campaign is calling on our Government to fix Australia’s broken housing system and make sure everyone has a place to call home.

This initiative aims to get all Australians involved in a campaign that will see everyone working together to call on our government to implement the solutions needed to ensure everyone has a home.

If you believe that everyone deserves a better, fairer housing system, please join us and pledge to join the Everybody’s Home campaign!

Fix the system: everybodyshome.com.au/take-action


International Women’s Day

Yesterday, the women in our office came together over brunch to celebrate International Women’s Day!

As this year’s National NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Because of her, we can!’, it’s more important than ever that we recognise the achievements of strong women in our community and offer support to those who need it.

Through our community programs and services, Bungree Aboriginal Association offers assistance to vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on the Central Coast.

To find out more about how we offer support, click here.


AbSec Cultural Connections Workshops

AbSec will be hosting a series of Cultural Connections Workshops to help child protection practitioners, agency staff and foster carers support Aboriginal children in care through effective cultural planning.

These workshops are being held statewide with the Central Coast workshop taking place Thursday 3 May at Mingara Recreation Club.

Click here to register for an upcoming workshop.


JOB OPPORTUNITY – Aboriginal Youth Officer

There is an opportunity for a dedicated and professional individual to join the Bungree  Child, Youth and Family Services Team as a full time Aboriginal Youth Officer.

Overview of Position

To provide educational and employment support to our youth clients in developing and implementing plans for achieving personal goals and meeting other needs as a cooperative team member within the Education Gaps Program Team.

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

NOTE: Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 14(d) of the Anti-discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

NOTE: Applicants must obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the Essential Criteria.

Enquires: Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 or email: enquires@bungree.org.au

Closing date: Friday 23rd Feb 2018 COB 4.30pm

Click here to download the employment package.

NB: An earlier version of the Aboriginal Youth Officer employment package outlined information about Bungree Aboriginal IFBS in Section 2. This information has now been updated to reflect information about the Education Gaps Program.


Job Opportunity – IFBS Administration/Childcare Support Worker

There is an opportunity for a dedicated and professional individual to join the Bungree  Child, Youth and Family Services Team as a full time Administration/Childcare Support Worker.

Overview of Position

To provide efficient and effective administrative services within the Intensive Family Based Services Team of Bungree Aboriginal Association. Also providing childcare support to clients and their children as well as Bungree Aboriginal Association.

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

NOTE: Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 14(d) of the Anti-discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

NOTE: Applicants must obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the Essential Criteria.

Enquires: Rab Hammond on 02 43500100 or email enquires@bungree.org.au
Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018 COB 4.30pm

Click here to download the Employment Package. 


Bungree Phone Guide

If you’ve called the Bungree offices recently, you may have noticed our new phone system, which prompts you to select which department you want to reach.

Here’s a useful guide on how to reach your desired department when calling us on 02 4350 0100:

Press 1 – Intensive Based Family Services (IFBS)
Press 2 – Housing Program
Press 3 – Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS)
Press 4 – Home Care Packages
Press 5 – CHSP Programs (My Aged Care Program)
Press 6 – Education Gaps Program
Press 7 – National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Press 8 – Administration & Accounts

 


Job Opportunity – Casual Transport Drivers

Bungree is currently seeking experienced Transport Drivers to join our team on a casual basis.

Required:

    • Driver’s License
    • LR License
    • First Aid Certificate
    • National Police Check
    • Working With Children Check

If you fit the requirements, please send your resume and relevant qualifications to enquiries@bungree.org.au


Job Opportunity – Disability Support Worker

Bungree is seeking experienced and passionate Disability Support Workers to join our team on a casual basis. Eligible candidates will assist with domestic care, individual social support, transport and personal care.

Required:

    • Driver’s License
    • First Aid Certificate
    • National Police Check
    • Working With Children Check

If you fit the requirements, please send your resume and relevant qualifications to enquiries@bungree.org.au


Changes to Ageing and Disability Services

From the 1st July 2015 new reforms for the Ageing and Disability Sector have been implemented with the creation of the My Age Care System and NDIS.

AGEING SERVICES: If you are OVER 50 years old and require assistance please contact My Age Care on 1800 200 422 or click here for more information.

DISABILITY SERVICES: If you have a Disability and are UNDER 50 years old please contact Central Coast Pathways on 1300 160 096 or click here for more information.


What’s Happening on the Central Coast

Newsletters

Click here to view The Glen’s Newsletter.

Click here to view Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre’s Newsletter.

We hope you enjoy the new look, and stay tuned for further news, events, and information.

We welcome any feedback, click here to visit the contact page to provide your thoughts.


Own Your Own Home Consultations

Are you thinking about owning your own home?

Bungree Aboriginal Association​ are hosting consultations through Indigenous Business Australia​ on Wednesday 5 September to help you on your journey to buying your first home.

Indigenous Business Australia have been assisting Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people for many years, helping first home buyers, business owners and and those wishing to invest in commercial ventures.

How can they help with your first home? Indigenous Business Australia offer affordable housing loan products, helping those who cannot qualify for loans from banks, credit unions or other specialised lenders.

For more information and to book your consultation, please contact Kirrily Dunn at Kirrily.Dunn@bungree.org.au.


Get More Skills: Good Life Workshop for People with a Disability

My Choice Matters will be running a Get More Skills: Good Life Workshop for people with a disability, their families and carers.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 July, 10am-2.30pm
WHERE: The Art House – 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong

Topics include

  • Understanding your NDIS plan
  • Practise setting goals and speaking up
  • Take home tools to prepare for a good life

To register
PHONE: 1800 144 653
EMAIL: info@mychoicematters.org.au
VISIT: www.mychoicematters.org.au


Job Opportunity – Aboriginal Transport Officer

Bungree is currently seeking a Full Time Aboriginal Transport Officer to join their Transport Program Team.

Bungree’s transport provides services to our elderly, frailed aged, people with a disability and our most disadvantage community members living on the Central Coast. We provide transport to medical and health appointments, social outings, shopping trips, community events, out of area appointments to Sydney and Newcastle for medical and health professional appointments.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate III Community Services, equivalent and/or other work experience
  • Have a current licence to drive vehicles that seat more than 12 adults
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Demonstrated experience in working with elderly, frailed aged, people with a disability and disadvantaged community members.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current Drivers Licence


MANDATORY

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Drivers Licence

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Applicants MUST obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the selection criteria.
Click here to download the employment package.

Enquiries:
Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 or email: enquiries@bungree.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 22nd June 2018


Job Opportunity – Aboriginal Employment Support Officer

Bungree is currently seeking a Full Time Aboriginal Employment Support Officer to support clients addressing and building on identified barriers to education, training, employment and to assist clients to achieve identified goals through case management.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate III Community Services, equivalent and/or relevant experience
  • Experience attained through previous appointments, in the Adult Education, Training and Employments sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in Case Management and achieving targeted outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Thorough understanding of the Adult Education, Training and Employment sectors as they relate to Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to prioritise work load in order to meet outcomes
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Current Drivers Licence


MANDATORY

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Drivers Licence

This is an identified position under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Applicants MUST obtain an employment pack, complete all relevant paperwork & address the selection criteria.
Click here to download the employment package.

Enquiries:
Suzanne Naden on 02 43500100 or email: enquiries@bungree.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 22nd June 2018


NAIDOC Week 2018 Golf Day

Get ready to hit the greens! The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council NAIDOC Week 2018 Golf Day is taking place on Friday 13 July at Wyong Golf Club.
 
DATE: Friday 13 July 2018
TIME: Breakfast: 6am | Tee-off: 7am (shotgun start)
COST: $50.00 per adult | $40.00 per child (16 and under) + $0.30 booking fee per ticket
 
Ticket includes: BBQ breakfast, green fees, lunch, NAIDOC shirt and cap
 
To book your golf cart, please contact Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council at darkinjung@dlalc.com.au or call (02) 4351 2930. Costs are additional to registration fees. Preference for carts will be given to Elders and members.

2018 NADOC Golf Day
2018 NADOC Golf Day