Would you like to Change a Little World in a BIG Way?
Then why not join CHIPS’ admin. team!
If you relate well to others; are an empathetic listener and problem solver; are able to build and maintain a positive rapport with Volunteers and Staff; are able to effectively manage and use Data Bases (such as Access and WordPress); have the ability to create and manage engaging on-line content and complete various other admin. tasks in a timely manner, then we’d love to hear from you.
The position would initially be for 6.5 hours per week (during school terms) with the possibility of increased hours during peak times.
To apply for this position, please send your current CV and a Cover Letter to Cathy Wieckmann, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications need to be received by 5pm on Friday April 23rd 2021.
“Why has CHIPS created a shop?” we hear you ask. Great question!
Here’s the answer…
This year, due to Covid, CHIPS’ support for children and families in crisis has been needed more than ever, as (apart from the effects of Covid and the extended Lockdown) police reports of domestic violence in the area have jumped between 25-30% on the same time last year.
During the past 6 months, CHIPS has provided support for over 2,000 children (through our in-school wellbeing program), 1,000+ home activity packs (for isolated children), PD’s for over 400 teachers, as well as dedicated crisis support to families and school staff.
Everything we do relies on volunteers and the support of amazing people like you, but because we haven’t been able to run our “usual” events, speaking engagements or fundraising activities this year, we needed to think of another way to generate funds.
Enter CHIPS’ shop!
When you purchase a product from CHIPS, apart from being a quality item and supporting other local, Australian businesses, the profits made will be going back into CHIPS’ programs which assist children and families in crisis.
So please, support CHIPS. Buy something from our shop and spread the word…EVERY little bit helps.
'THERE'S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?'
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. This year R U OK?Day is helping Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
*wording taken off the R U OK? website*
!! ATTENTION PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS !!
FREE Student Well-being resource as your little people prepare to head back to school.
Written by a School Counsellor, this story aims to help primary aged children with the transition back to face-to-face learning, after a period of uncertainty, and learning to find comfort in different ways.
‘Coming out of hibernation’ follows the journey of a little echidna, as everything starts to change due to Covid-19. From going into isolation at home, navigating remote learning and his transition back to school, this story captures a child’s feelings and point of view, as the world around him changes drastically.
(Feel free to download and/or share.)
Would you like something creative for your little people to do?
Stephen McCarthy has designed this beautiful Lock Down Diary for children to complete while they’re spending their days at home.
The diary is free to download off his site https://www.mylockdowndiary.com/, but if you feel like donating a little something, there’s a donate button on his page.