Training and Development Solutions for Welfare Sector Professionals

The Centre for Community Welfare Training provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW. Along with our calendar training we also offer In-House training and other specialised programs, coaching and supervision.

We’ve got something for everyone, so make sure you visit our website to find the right workshop for you and your organisation!

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve got coming up:

Manage People Performance
Date: 29, 30 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Staff with some management responsibilities

Get the best out of your team by learning how to manage people effectively, address performance issues, support staff and encourage a positive workplace culture.

Please note: If you wish to undertake assessment for this course, enrol in the Assessment Only version of this course as well as this workshop.

Chronic Sorrow: How to Support Carers and People with Intellectual Disability through Ongoing Loss
Date: 29 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Beate Steller
Target Group: Anyone working with disability associated losses

Contrary to common practice, People with Intellectual Disabilities do grieve and need specialised support. Develop proactive skills in supporting this loss more constructively as life continues to ‘fall short’ for carers as ongoing losses are realised.

Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice
Date: 29 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Peter Slattery
Target Group: Anyone working with young people

Understand what drives drug use. Learn how to do an ‘on-the-run’ assessment and how to do it warmly and even with humour. Experience strategies for individuals, groups and families that you can call on should you decide that you can offer something to that young person.

Culturally Reflective Practice
Date: 31 May 2017
Venue: Sydney (Salvation Army)
Presenter: Betty Stampoulis-Lyttle
Target Group: Community Sector workers, managers and/or practitioners who work closely with culturally diverse individuals and families

A joint initiative of NSW Community Services and CCWT, this course will examine culturally reflective practice for working with people from CALD backgrounds, using the Culturally Reflective Practice model.

Facilitating Parenting Groups
Date: 31 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Judi Apte
Target Group: Experienced practitioners

In this workshop we will look at key skills to establish and facilitate effective parenting groups, and use a range of approaches to assist parents to learn from their experiences.

Working with Young People in Residential Care, Foster Care and Other Care Settings
Date: 1, 2 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Annette Posimani
Target Group: Residential care workers, foster care and contact workers

Workers new to residential care work will benefit from the practical skills presented in this workshop and will gain an understanding of the theoretical background to residential care work. A client-centred approach is taken to establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with a young person.

Frontline Skills for Complaint Handling
Date: 2 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: NSW Ombudsman
Target Group: All community services staff, especially frontline staff or those who have regular, high volume contact with clients and customers, face to face or by phone

Develop effective skills and appropriate strategies for complaint handling. You will be given a step by step model for dealing with complaints, while examining different types of complainant behaviour and overcoming personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

Child Mental Health Toolkit: Assessment, Planning and Case Management for Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues
Date: 5, 6 June & 14, 15 August 2017 (4-day workshop)
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Beth Macgregor & Justine Ellis
Target Group: Senior/experienced case workers working in child protection, family support, youth support and out-of-home care

Learn from a child psychiatrist how to identify, assess and manage common child and adolescent mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment disorders, autism, ADHD and conduct disorder.

Mad, Bad or Sad? – Mental Health and Adolescents
Date: 5 June 2017
Venue: Wagga Wagga
Presenter: Phil Nunn
Target Group: Anyone working with young people

Explore diagnosis and treatment approaches for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, deliberate self-injury, suicidal behaviours etc. Learn how to help and support young people and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation.