Webinar – Vicarious Trauma and Why It Matters

We are excited to seek expressions of interest from appropriately qualified and experienced Administration/ IT personnel for the position of:

BUSINESS SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/ IT OFFICER

Level 4 Full Time, ongoing

This exciting position, supervised by the Team Leader Administration, is multi-faceted. It provides a cross-organisation ‘IT helpdesk’ function (in collaboration with the IT Manager); supports the Manager Administration in the delivery and management of communication systems, undertakes small projects and works within the reception team providing seamless customer service to staff, clients and others who engage with the Agency.

The position is based in Wodonga but from time to time will be required to travel to all sites across Wodonga, Wangaratta and Albury.

Applicants are requested to send their:

  1. resume
  2. brief responses to the key selection criteria (in the position description below)
  3. covering letter

to the Manager Administration Karen Randall by Monday 14th September 2020.

Further enquiries about this role can be made directly to Karen Randall on 0437 958 201 or krandall@umfc.com.au.

Expression of interest

Position Description

Great Careers Start Right Here!

Here at UMFC we provide several options for work opportunities such as;

  • Employment
  • Volunteering
  • Student placement

From small beginnings over 30 years ago, UMFC has grown into an independent vibrant and diverse organisation with the mission of Strengthening families and individuals to build vibrant communities.

Benefits of Employment with UMFC

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In this one-hour webinar, Dr Rachel Carson presents on the key findings from the ‘Children and young people in separated families: Family Law system experiences and needs’ project, a qualitative study commissioned and funded by the Australian Government through the Attorney-General’s Department. The study aimed to investigate the experiences and needs of children and young people whose parents had separated and had accessed the family law system. This webinar explores the insights from participating children and young people about the issues that are important to them in making post-separation parenting arrangements as well as their experiences with, and reflections on, family law system services. Rachel also provides a snapshot of effective professional practice from the perspective of children and young people.

The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Government, Attorney-General’s Department.

Members may access a recording of quotes from the Children and Young People in Separated Parents Study at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vaw_hVOoO8

Presented on 30 June 2020, Rachel’s webinar is available until 19 July 2020.

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This webinar was hosted by Albury Wodonga Family Law Pathways Network, auspiced by Upper Murray Family Care.

Rachel Carson

Dr Rachel Carson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

 

PowerPoint Presentation

Children And Young People In Separated Parents Project

Questions and answers

Q&A

 

Our foster care team would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Vuly Play.

Vuly Play have very kindly donated an Ultra Trampoline to our foster care program. Not only are they great fun, keeping kids entertained for hours, trampolines offer many health benefits of outdoor play.

Foster carers make an enormous difference in a child’s life, giving a child the care and support she or he needs to grow, thrive and have a successful future. Generous support from community partners such as Vulu Play helps us strengthen families, and lets our families know that the wider community cares about and for them. Our carers do an amazing job, and these wonderful acts of kindness are a great way to help show our appreciation.

We are always in need of more families and individuals to open up their hearts and homes. Are you interested in learning more about becoming a foster carer?

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Health Benefits of Trampoline Exercise

Did you know that trampolining is 68% more effective than your half hour jog?

On top of being great fun for kids (and adults too), trampolining is also good for:

  • Increased circulation
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Better core strength
  • Improved bone density
  • Increased cardiovascular fitness
  • Regulation of the metabolism
  • Increased muscle strength

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Check out Vuly’s full range of trampolines, monkey bars, and other outdoor play equipment.

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In this 90 minute webinar, Robyn Bradey explains what vicarious trauma is, and gives practical strategies for managing it. She also provides extra strategies for working from home.

Presented on 23 June 2020, Robyn’s webinar is available until 7 July 2020.

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This webinar was hosted by Albury Wodonga Family Law Pathways Network, auspiced by Upper Murray Family Care.

Robyn Bradey

Robyn Bradey

Robyn Bradey (B.Soc.Stud.SYD.) is a mental health accredited social worker with over 40 years’ experience, 29 of those in private practice. She has been a youth worker, a hospital social worker and an administrator. Robyn offers professional supervision to a wide range of health, welfare and legal workers. She has been a counsellor, specialising in loss, grief, trauma, work related stress and injury. Since 2008, she has specialised in training, consulting and supporting the legal profession in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Robyn is currently working as a consultant and trainer for the Federal Court of Australia, the UK Bar and Inns of Court, the New Zealand Law Society, the Bar Association of NSW, the Law Society of NSW, NSW Community Legal Services and a large number of other agencies and organisations. She has written five books and numerous professional papers.

 

PowerPoint Resource

Vicarious Trauma & Why It Matters

Word Resources

Senior Practitioner to Junior Mentoring Model 2

Model 3 Peer to Peer Support for Lawyers

Managing Vicarious Trauma in Legal Settings Manual

Clinician Lead Supervision in Legal Settings

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All children and young people who access UMFC Services have a right to feel and be safe and to be treated with respect. We are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment and working towards the best interests of children and young people at all times.