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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,…


Coordinator opportunity

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Tell anyone you think might be interested that we are seeking a Coordinator for our McAuley Outreach Service.   The Newcastle Herald on Saturday 23/08/14 featured an advertisement for a Coordinator to support our Alcohol & Other Drug Counsellors and coordinate the various aspects of this service.   Interested people…


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…


LGBTI Training

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] If you have to ask what LGBTI means then you need to do the training. On Wednesday 13/08/14 about 24 of our staff from various programs participated in training on aged care issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people. Our trainer for the day was Damian Hannan….