Community Development

Community Development

 

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – HAYLEY THIELE & TAMMY JOHNSTON

    The Community Development program coordinates services to enhance parenting and community capacity.

      • Community development coordinators apply their knowledge and understanding of community strengths, needs and aspirations to provide and coordinate flexible and locally tailored services that engage families.

    Community development coordinators

      • Community development coordinators aim to:
      • Connect families with other families, community activities and learning, and health and support  services that best meet their needs
      • Facilitate opportunities for families to increase their knowledge and skills around parenting and childhood development
      • Support parents to develop personally and build their leadership skills
      • Encourage families and staff to have a strong voice about the programs and services offered.

    Programs and Services

      • Community development coordinators work in partnership with other agencies to facilitate a range of programs and services including:
      • Playgroups for parents and carers that include Aboriginal families, dads, step-parents, grandparents, foster carers, family day care educators, refugees and newly arrived families and children
      • Parenting programs that include child development, early literacy, song time, music and movement, baby massage, support groups and cooking
      • Community events including family fun days, community lunches, school holiday programs, cultural events, celebrations and barbeques
      • Personal development to enhance literacy, career pathways, skill development, volunteering, TAFE and SACE studies.