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 AGM invitation


Please join us on Wednesday 21st September for breakfast and special guest speaker

Professor James Arvanitakis

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Why grow a learning organisation?

What are the benefits of investing in the personal and professional development of community workers, and how does it contribute to building socially just, ethical and inclusive programs, agencies and communities?

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Lily’s Function Centre, Quinn Avenue, Seven Hills



RSVP essential by 14/09/16 for catering purposes at http://fwtdpcrm.vascrm.com/portal/event

Training Calendar is available NOW

Posted 1/8/2016

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FWT+DP aim is to enhance and develop the skills and knowledge of workers, to assist them to support children,families and communities living in a diverse and changing world. 

FWT+DP has identified its role in contributing to the overall result of safe, healthy, resilient (and inclusive) children, young people, families and communities as increasing the capacity
of workers and the service system to provide children,families and communities with quality support.

To see the diverse range of training on offer please have a look at our online interactive calendar – it contains information about events plus google map with event location. *A PDF version of the FWT+DP training calendar (updated monthly) can be downloaded from every page within the online calendar. *look out for Events at Special Prices!!

Healing Forward Conference

Posted 26/6/2016

We thank you all for attending the conference. The conference has achieved its goals of bringing workers from different sectors together to  better support  individuals and their families living with mental health issues and to increase  our knowledge about the recovery model and trauma informed practice.

 We learned that the  concept of recovery is about individuals staying in control of their life despite experiencing a mental health problem. Putting recovery into action means focusing care on supporting recovery and building the resilience of people with mental health problems, not just on treating or managing their symptoms.

During  the two days we heard a lot about the guiding principle ‘Hope’ -€“ the belief that it is possible for someone to regain a meaningful life, despite serious mental illness.

Day 1 Dr Smith-Merry talked about the many aspects of Recovery. A consumer & carer panel talked about the importance of hope and shared their stories with us. Plus there were a diversity of project showcases & Masterclasses.



Day 2 Dr Phillip Hilder spoke to us about the history of treatment models, honoring identity, sharing power and the need to dignify our clients & each other. Services showcased their projects including the ‘Art as Therapy’ Workshop


Bill Campos, Head of Mental health Services WentWest attended both days. Bill opened the conference and ran some sessions.



Triple P Newsletter April Issue

Tripl P Newsletter May 2016

This latest issues explores the issue of childhood bullying. We will discuss what is bullying and how to help the child who is being affected.

Click here to read the last Triple P Newsletter for 2016

Back issues can be found on the Triple P project page  http://fwtdp.org.au/triple-p

National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June

posted 19/4/2016

The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

Anyone can get involved in NRW. Events are held right around the country—in schools, offices, parks and community centres. Holding your own event is easy.Visit the NRW website for a list for ideas of things to do and what’s  on.


 “Sharing Our Stories” Resource available now!

Posted 01/09/2015

Sharing our Stories

The ‘Sharing our Stories’ resource was developed for professionals and organisations to assist them to begin, or continue along their journey towards improving access for Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.

The ‘Sharing Our Stories’ DVD is intended to be viewed individually or in a team setting to promote reflection and lead discussions that are focused on the various stages and elements that are key to this journey. A reflection worksheet has been developed to assist you to get the most out of the resource. Click here to go to Resource


 Father Inclusive Practice E-Learning Development Series

Posted on 15/09/2015


Family Worker Training + Development Programme has developed an on-line Father Inclusive Practice Learning Program that allow participants to work through four training modules at their own pace.

Module One describes why we should be more father inclusive. Then Modules two to four you will look at how we can achieve the aim of father inclusive practice. Click here to go to the Father Inclusive online training


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Upcoming Events

Tue 20

Explore 5 Counselling Techniques in One Day

September 20 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 21

FWT+DP AGM plus Guest Speaker

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 05

Accidental Counsellor

October 5 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 05

Self Care for Aboriginal Workers

October 5 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

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Do you know about the Multicultural Women's Hubs across Western Sydney? The Hubs provide free workshops connecting women with local community service providers and community resources and supports women in developing social enterprises and in obtaining employment, through creative based learning, training, technology and employment opportunities. They have 2 consultations coming up in September for women interested in participating. For more info go to ow.ly/5SAD303Fg0j ...

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FWT+DP are recruiting for 3 positions!

Learning & Development Project Worker
• Part Time (21 hours over 3-4 days per week)
• Salary at Level 5 in NSW SCHADS Award
The main activities of the position are to:
• Build and maintain relationships with workers and services across the Greater Western Sydney region engaged with FNSW or Community Builders funding programs and providing services to children, young people and families
• Identify, assess and respond to current and ongoing professional development needs of workers
• Identify, research, develop, promote and deliver flexible learning and development activities and resources
• Undertake programme evaluation and reporting

RTO Business Development Manager
• Part Time (24 hours over 3-4 days per week)
• Salary at Level 7 in NSW SCHADS Award
This is a new position to the organisation that will have a strong focus on business development, compliance and sustainability. The role is primarily responsible for acquiring and maintaining RTO Accreditation for FWT+DP and generating opportunities for fee for service work by:
• Developing and improving quality systems ensuring services are responsive and of high quality and exceed contractual and regulatory compliance
• Identifying and securing new business opportunities
• Successfully implementing strategic and business plan initiatives

Executive Officer
• Part Time (30 hours over 4 days per week)
• Salary at Level 8 in NSW SCHADS Award
This is a crucial position for the organisation as it provides leadership and growth to the organisation and ensure its effective and efficient management. Reporting to the Board of Management, this position is responsible for appropriate structural, operational and governance arrangements to maximise the delivery of services to member organisations and ensure business development for the organisation.

Some of the great benefits provided to employees at FWT+DP include:
• Some above Award conditions
• Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling
• High level of diversity in role
• Excellent working environment

Candidates who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be required to provide current clearance of a NSW Working with Children Check.

To apply: Email jobs@totalworkforceservices.com.au to request an information pack, clearly indicating the name of the position you are interested in. All applicants will be required to address the essential and desirable criteria found in the information pack.

Closing date: COB (5pm) Monday 12 Sept 2016

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