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Xtreme Art Opportunities 
Our Xtreme Turnaround clients may have stepped out on the wrong foot at times but our Youth Worker, Terri, has certainly started to steer them back in the right direction. JRZ Homes also jumped on board to help build a creative outlet for the young participants.
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Homeless Prevention Week Events - August 5 
A Community Breakfast is being held at The Anglican Parish Hall with special guest speakers including CEO of Orange Sky Laundry, Jo Westh and Anita-Lee 
Summers from Department of Human Services. A full breakfast is being served by Alowishus Delicious. Tickets are only $25 and are selling fast, to book in now call Chris Foley at Ozcare on 0438 914 857.
Following the breakfast is the Bundaberg Homeless Information Day which will be held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre between 10am and 2pm, entry is free.
Come and say hi and learn more about what is available in our community to help people in need. These events are being held by the Housing and Homelessness Network in Bundaberg.
“Let’s connect and work together to provide a more holistic and effective response to homelessness in our region.” 
 
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Tracey Opens Her Kitchen 
TRACEY Blair has always had a love of helping others and now she gets to do it via a new kitchen with her namesake – Tracey’s Kitchen – where she will be serving a community breakfast to ensure
IMPACT participants well on their way to a great start each day. An official opening was held at IMPACT Community Services today at 1pm with more than 40 people in attendance to cheer her on. Tracey’s mum, Anne, is overwhelmed with the support Tracey has received at IMPACT. “I cannot speak highly enough of IMPACT,” said Anne.
 
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Cane 2 Coral Is On 
This Sunday, 7th August come and join in the fun of the Friendlies Cane2Coral Fun, Run or Walk event where you can help make a difference to your favourite charity and yourself! 
It is not too late to register, please click on the link to sign up now for either the 4km, 8km, 15km or a half marathon of 21.1km.
The race office is open at IMPACT on Thursday, 4th August 9am-5pm; Friday, 5th August 9am-5pm and Saturday, 6h August 9am-5pm if you'd like to drop in. See you there!
 
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Careers With IMPACT
We are currently recruiting for two positions, a Support / Mental Health Manager and a Disability Employment Services (DES) Employment Advisor. The Support / Mental Health Manager
will be responsible for the day-to-day management of respective contracts. This includes the delivery of services, management of staff and the effective development and management of budgets (where applicable) and strategies. Applications close Monday August 8.
Employment Advisors are labour market specialists. Their job is to focus on getting job seekers into work as quickly as possible, applying work preparation and skills strategies relevant to real job opportunities. Applications close Friday August 5.
IMPACT People Solutions ensure an inspired, diverse and productive workforce that will deliver on the organisation’s vision and strategic objectives. To learn more or apply on line please click on the link. 
 
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Shine @ IMPACT
Book now for the new Shine program! There will be music, dance, drums, craft, art and so many fun activities Our next 6-week start date begins on August 2, you can book for 3 hours, morning or afternoon, or the whole day 9am to 12pm or 12.30pm to 3.30pm.   
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Talk To Us About NDIS
Do you need assistance to understand your NDIS pathway? Talk to an IMPACT consultant today—they’ll guide you through the NDIS process and get you ready for the change!
We make NDIS easy!
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Conservation Trainees Reap the Rewards
Ten trainees have been working hard to help improve some local Bundaberg areas through the Australian Government’s Skilling for the Bundaberg Workforce - Work Skills 
Conservation Projects and guidance of Peter Maike, IMPACT’s Conservation Skills Supervisor.
Successful completion of an upgrade to the Hummock Boardwalk, environmental rejuvenation and weed control along our foreshores and repairs to infrastructure at nature reserves can all be added to their list of achievements over the last 15 weeks. Pete and the trainees work closely with Bundaberg Regional Council’s Natural Resource Management team to ensure the best outcomes for the region.
Pete said it has been a very successful project so far. “The trainees are fantastic workers and attend each day with a positive attitude. The work we do is really important, but it can be monotonous, and each day they turn up and put on the hard yards, some have even gone on to find employment using their conservation skills to support their new job.”
The traineeship programs provide paid employment opportunities to locals; while at the same time enhancing conservation areas that leave a visible and long-lasting impact in our local community. Through the 22 week paid traineeship participants will gain a nationally recognised qualification for a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management, which will enhance their education portfolio.
The next recruitment round for another 10 trainees will begin in September, if you’d like to express an interest please contact us on 4153 4233. Eligibility does apply, but anyone over the age of 15 is encouraged to apply. Bundaberg Workforce - Work Skills Conservation Projects is being delivered under the Australian Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs.
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New Courses Enrolling Now 
Hospitality, Disability and Home & Community courses are now taking enrolments. If you're interested in completing a qualification with IMPACT's Training team, please contact us today. 
Cert III in Hospitality commences August 2 and runs for 18 weeks. Our trainer, Jeff, is a great support and will help you through your training.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) starts August 8 and an information session will be held Monday Aug 1 at 10am. A Certificate III is the preferred entry-level qualification to help you get work in Disability Services. Coral, our experienced trainer, will support you through the course and help you develop the skills needed to maintain employment.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home & Community) commences August 8 and an information session will be held Tuesday Aug 1 at 1.30pm.
Please get in touch should you wish to know more. Payment subsidies may be available to eligible students. We look forward to having you join us!
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SEE The Change 
Time and time again our Skills for Education & Employment (SEE) trainers are hearing how they are helping to change people's lives for the better.  Through their encouragement many SEE students are reaching goals
and taking positive approaches towards learning  literacy and numeracy. A mother of one participant took the time to write SEE trainer Stephen a message. "Thank you for helping our son become the young man he is becoming. Since joining IMPACT his stress levels have almost gone, he enjoys being there everyday and he has said, 'he finally feels like he belongs'. Thank you for the respect you show, thank you for the time you share, thank you for giving us our son back. He was so unhappy at school and felt alone, now he comes home telling us how much he enjoys his day and how many friends he has made. You are an amazing man. Thank you!
If you'd like to surprise yourself through learning please contact the SEE team at IMPACT on 4153 4233. 
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