Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

SLSNSW Induction pack - Click here to download

This is a great tool to help with your Club Management, whether you are new to your role or a long standing members.

I would like to role this out to your Executive Committee over the next week,  if you have anything you could like to talk about or need assistance with please feel free to either call me 9913 8066 Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 4.30pm or email me  snbadmin@surflifesaving.net.au


Governance Information for Club Executive

Copy of presentation

 


 


Better off with you.
Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches is supporting local suicide prevention efforts by partnering with SANE Australia to evaluate a new campaign pilot called Better Off With You (BOWY). The campaign features real stories of people who have been suicidal and will be delivered on the Northern Beaches in early 2020. 
Members are invited to participate in the study which will involve reviewing campaign video and website materials online over a one week period. Details Click here


2019/2020 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop 

SLSNSW invites nominations for the 2019/20 YOMs workshop which is geared towards creating greater awareness of opportunities and individual abilities in 15-17 year old members.

As a Branch, we are encouraged to use this workshop as a method of recognising members who have the potential to develop skills further by working with like-minded youth.  This age group has one of the largest dropout rates and it is up to Clubs to nominate and recognise their members for programs like YOM’s.

The workshop will be sponsored by SLSNSW and is held from Tuesday April 14 to Thursday April 16, 2020 at The Collaroy Centre.

Attached is the YOMs Circular which contains information and nomination form link.  All applicants will need to complete the Jotform Application online (link contained within the Circular which is attached here).  Please note that no handwritten nominations will be accepted.

Nominations close 9am, Monday February 3, 2020.

All nominations must be submitted directly to SLSNSW.  SLSNSW will then forward the nominations to Branch for endorsement.


 City of Sydney 2019 Christmas Festival.

SLSNSW has been selected as the charity beneficiary for the City of Sydney 2019 Christmas Festival. We are inURGENT need of volunteers to help us at some of the Village Christmas Concerts.  It’s a great way to be a part of this wonderful Sydney Christmas Festival and engage with the community. Volunteers will need to have a current Working With Children Check. If they don’t have one but would like to help, they can apply for a free volunteer one online but they will need to do this immediately.  It’s a very simple process. https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

Tasks will include set up, pack down, manning the show bag or merchandise stalls, the giant kids games, QCPR demonstrations and bucket collecting.

They can grab a mate or a family member or two to come and help but they will need to wear a patrol uniform and also have a WWCC.

We really need your help with the following concerts With Friday 13 December being the most critical. If we can get a least 2 people for this one and at least 1 person for Saturday 30th that will help us enormously and mean that we can cover essential requirements.

 

Event

Location

Date & Time

People needed

Christmas in the City

Sydney CBD

Saturday 23 November, 6.30 – 9.30pm

2

Sydney Children’s Christmas Concert

Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

Saturday 30 November, 6.30 – 8.30pm

3

Rosebery Village Christmas Concert

Turruwul Park, Rosebery

Sunday 1 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm

2

Rushcutters Bay Village Christmas Concert

Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay

Friday 6 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm

1

Pyrmont Village Christmas Concert

Pirrama Park, Pyrmont

Saturday 7 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm

3

Alexandria Village Christmas Concert

Alexandria Park, Alexandria

Friday 13 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm

4

Green Square Christmas Fair

Green Square Plaza, Green Square

Saturday 14 December, 6 – 10pm

1 -3

 

Volunteers will be reimbursed public transport fares to and from the event and will be reimbursed up to $20 for food/beverages bought at the event upon producing a receipt. They will need to arrive 1 hour before the event to help with set up and assist with pack up at the conclusion. 

Can you please provide the following for any volunteers you are able to secure:

Name

WWCC number

DOB

Mobile number

Email address

We need this information ASAP to lodge with City of Sydney.

Helen O’ConnorPartnerships Manager I Surf Life Saving NSW

PH 02 9471 8055 I F 02 9471 8001 W www.surflifesaving.com.au | E hoconnor@surflifesaving.com.au


Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course Avalon Beach SLSC 25th November 6pm - 9pm
Become a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) at Sport and Recreation’s Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course. This two-part course comprises an online training module and face-to-face workshop.

What is an MPIO?
A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint in sport. They can also inform and advise sport administrators and complaint handlers in Member Protection Policy for specific sports. MPIOs are impartial and don’t mediate or investigate complaints. They may reside in a club, state association or national sports organisation and can also freelance.

MPIO Workshop
The MPIO workshop consolidates what’s been learnt online and focuses on developing the skills needed to deal with people. All participants receive a manual.
Details and bookings here 


2019/20 Working with Children Check (WWCC) Requirements.  This document outlines the legal requirements and responsibilities for members and clubs in relation to WWCCs in NSW.

These updated requirements include an amendment to the parent exemption section following advice from the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).  This exemption clarifies that parents require a WWCC if their child is participating in a different age group to the one they are volunteering with.

Can you please review this information and share with members, working with them to implement these requirements.  It is important for clubs and members to take action now, so that members have time to apply for and obtain a WWCC prior to season start.  A flowchart has been included to assist with understanding who needs a WWCC. 
Please note that every WWCC needs to be verified by the Club with the Office of Children’s Guardian, and steps on this process are included.  A number of clubs have been flagged by the Office of the Children’s Guardian as needing support with their verification processes, and SLSNSW will be in touch with a number of clubs in the coming weeks to provide assistance with this process. 
2019 SLSNSW Working with Children Check Requirements
FAQ – Working with Children Checks

 

 

 

 

 

Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course
Avalon Beach SLSC 25th November 6pm - 9pm

Become a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) at Sport and Recreation’s Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course. This two-part course comprises an online training module and face-to-face workshop.

What is an MPIO?
A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint in sport. They can also inform and advise sport administrators and complaint handlers in Member Protection Policy for specific sports. MPIOs are impartial and don’t mediate or investigate complaints. They may reside in a club, state association or national sports organisation and can also freelance.

MPIO Workshop
The MPIO workshop consolidates what’s been learnt online and focuses on developing the skills needed to deal with people. All participants receive a manual. Details and bookings here

 

 

 

 


Mental Health First Aid Course 
9th & 16th February 2020 Candidates must attend both days of the course
8.30am - 4pm @ the Branch Office

Morning tea & lunch provided
 
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
This is an accredited course under the auspices of Mental Health First Aid Australia and all participants will receive a certificate on successful completion.
The course is facilitated by Lindsay Smith who is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Mental Health first aid trainers in Australia.
Normally these course cost between $290- $350 however the Branch is offering a subsidised rate of $120 for SLS Members and $200 for Non Members
Candidates must be Over 18 to attend this course


2019/20 Working with Children Check (WWCC) Requirements.  This document outlines the legal requirements and responsibilities for members and clubs in relation to WWCCs in NSW.

These updated requirements include an amendment to the parent exemption section following advice from the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).  This exemption clarifies that parents require a WWCC if their child is participating in a different age group to the one they are volunteering with.

Can you please review this information and share with members, working with them to implement these requirements.  It is important for clubs and members to take action now, so that members have time to apply for and obtain a WWCC prior to season start.  A flowchart has been included to assist with understanding who needs a WWCC. 
Please note that every WWCC needs to be verified by the Club with the Office of Children’s Guardian, and steps on this process are included.  A number of clubs have been flagged by the Office of the Children’s Guardian as needing support with their verification processes, and SLSNSW will be in touch with a number of clubs in the coming weeks to provide assistance with this process. 
2019 SLSNSW Working with Children Check Requirements
FAQ – Working with Children Checks