Community Workers Register After 12 months of consulting members, local and state governments, unions, employers and carers, the Community Workers Register is here. The register is a win for all: practitioners can demonstrate their qualifications and professional level; employers can verify qualifications; and the community can access information about individual service providers. When competition for work is high, and employers and consumers are considering risks in staff recruitment, it makes sense either to be on or to consult the Community Workers Register.
For full members of ACWA, registration is both free and easy: we have already assessed your skills - so just login and fill out your listing details. For non-members the process is almost as painless; you just need to follow our three-step guide. Learn more.
Reinventing the new
In the wake of Tim Costello’s broad ranging speech at the Philanthropy Australia conference perhaps it is timely to think about the sustainability of the not for profit sector. According to a recent Probono article Tim suggested that mergers of like not for profit organisations would have the effect of reducing competition and increasing the survival rate of struggling organisations.
Many ACWA members go to work each day knowing that cuts to funding and competition for donations make their work a little more stressful and their jobs a little more precarious. Many have to wait until the 11th hour to know if their contracts are being renewed or extended and worse, many have to turn away clients and reduce services. Read more.