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Community Care Assistant opportunity

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Over the past few months we have been assisting more people who need high level personal care support and who often want this support in the evening and on weekends.   We urgently need several staff to take up positions as casual Community Care Assistants supporting people living at…

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A date with Social Justice

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On Tuesday 16/9/14 about 40 student leaders from the Catholic secondary schools across the Diocese gathered to reflect and seek inspiration on social justice.  Robyn Houston (Community Transport Coordinator) was there all day and Lawrie Hallinan (Tighes Hill Manager) popped in for a couple of hours. At one point the students…

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Newsletter September 2014

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Our front page story this month tells of Amara, a Year 12 student from Callaghan College, who has been doing work experience at our Newcastle Elderly Citizens Centre. He is enthusiastic and has heaps of initiative. He has been in the kitchen learning the ropes and many thanks to Deb, Kev,…

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Happy disability workers

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Recently NDS, the peak body for not-for-profit disability services released a report on employee satisfaction within the sector. Mercy Services is a member of NDS but we did not participate in their recent survey. Our reasons for not participating were that disability work is a small part of what…