RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas.
RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access community resources and opportunities.

 

    This is done through:
  • Promoting coordination, cooperation and networking between providers of services to young people;
  • Lobbying government and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people and providers of services to young people;
  • Supporting, organising and providing training for those working with young people;
  • Representing the interest of young people and those working with young people

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Effective Group Leadership

This 2-day workshop develops the necessary skills for group leaders to facilitate creative group work. The training covers the principals of using creative group work techniques and tools. Read more

Wakagetti Indigenous Corporation Corroboree 2018

Get your tickets early for the biggest display of traditional Aboriginal Culture in The Hunter for 2018. Through culture we connect.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wakagetti-ic-corroboree-2018-tickets-46489736052?utm_term=eventurl_text

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wakagetti/

Youth Worker Consultations

The Department of Premier and Cabinet is working with the Deputy Premier and his office to develop solutions to improve the lives of young people living in regional NSW. A key part of the process is to listen to those people who provide services to young people – be they state government agencies or NGOs.

In particular we are interested in your views about the current challenges confronting young people in our region as well as solutions to these challenges, either new initiatives or expansion of current initiatives that are working well.

As well as listening to those that provide services to young people, DPC will also be holding discussion directly with young people, in collaboration with the Advocate for Children and Young People.

The Agency & Provider Consultation Session for the Hunter will take place on:

Tuesday 31 July 2018

10 am – 12 noon

Rooms 1 & 2, East Maitland Bowling Club, Banks St East Maitland

 

To register contact Kristen Millington – kristen.mcpherson@dpc.nsw.gov.au or 49212600.

Maitland Family Support – Aboriginal Worker

Are you passionate about making difference in the lives of vulnerable families? We are looking for an experienced Aboriginal Worker to join our family work team.

Part time 30 hours per week Grade 3 SCHADS award $32.13 – 35.18

Applicants will have demonstrated experience in working to promote change with Aboriginal and non Aboriginal families who are disadvantaged. The work includes case management, home visiting, group work and playtime activities.

Employment of an Aboriginal Worker is authorized in accordance with part 14 of the Anti- Discrimination Act (1977)

MFS is an EEO employer

Full details including the selection criteria are provide in an information pack at www.mfss.com.au or call Robbie King 49140444

Closing date: 5pm Friday 3rd August 2018

Details here: MFSS Aboriginal Worker Advert 2018