Do you have a spare 4 hours in February? Please help us!
We are looking for people who speak any of these languages below to share important information with older community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We are holding multilingual webinars and seminars to talk about the aged care system's ins and outs in English and other languages. Help your community in WA and around Australia and gain valuable experiences… in just 4 hours!
Do you speak any of these languages?
✅ Dutch ✅ Arabic ✅ Croatian ✅ Serbian ✅ Bosnian ✅ Korean ✅ Macedonian ✅ Polish ✅ Indonesian ✅ Burmese ✅ Thai
✅ One off volunteering ✅ Couple of hours of your time ✅ Learn about a new industry ✅ Receive a certificate of appreciation
And who knows, you might become famous in your community!
An exciting opportunity has become available to join our growing organisation with an immediate start. We are looking for a Community Aged Care Services Officer to support and assist the Community Aged Care Services team at our Ascot office. We are looking for a full-time employee to work Monday to Friday. The opportunity is for an initial 12-month period with a possibility of extension.
This position is responsible for the efficient planning and delivery of community home-based services to Umbrella clients. You will work in conjunction with the Coordinators of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) and other staff to create an environment that is supportive, welcoming and meaningful for all users of Umbrella services and its staff, and to strive towards the objectives of the organisation.
To obtain the Position Description, please go to Umbrella’s web page www.umbrellacommunitycare.com.au/about-us/work-for-us/ and for any enquiries about the position, contact the Senior Manager, Community Aged Care Services, Jolanta Kacperek or the Manager, Community Aged Care Services, Kasia Pulwicka on (08) 9275 4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasia is 'one of a kind' when it comes to acts of kindness. Kasia actively guided staff to check on vulnerable clients during the pandemic. She arranged respite service for carers. A client decided to...
An exciting opportunity has become available to join our growing organisation with an immediate start. We are looking for a Coordinator Home Care Packages to support and assist the Community Aged Care Services team at our Ascot office. We are looking for a full-time employee to work Monday to Friday. The opportunity is for an initial 12-month period with a possibility of extension.
This position works within the Aged Care Services team to support clients’ quality of life and to maximize their independence. The role will include providing information to prospective clients, in-home client assessments, care planning, coordinating service delivery, client reviews and supervising direct care staff.
To obtain the Position Description, please go to Umbrella’s web page www.umbrellacommunitycare.com.au/about-us/work-for-us/ and for any enquiries about the position, contact the Senior Manager, Community Aged Care Services, Jolanta Kacperek on (08) 9275 4411 or email email@example.com
We are Excited to Announce Umbrella Inc. is a Finalist for the Medium Organisation award at the 2021 Community Services Excellence Awards!
The Community Services Excellence Awards – a partnership between the Department of Communities and WACOSS and supported by Lotterywest – continue to be an indispensable opportunity for the sector to reflect on its achievements, and to commemorate both these and the significant differences made within our communities as a result.
Category 2 - medium organisation award recognises a medium-sized organisation that has made a positive difference to individuals, families or communities through its collaborative, innovative and creative programs or services.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you – our loyal clients, carers, volunteers, staff and friends of Umbrella – for your continued support of our organisation.
Award winners will be announced at the Community Services Excellence Awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at the Esplanade Hotel, in Fremantle.
Last Sunday, our Umbrella team attended the The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation Event at Cracovia Club Inc. A group of Umbrella clients and carers also came along and they had an opportunity to learn about a range of assistive services available in Perth-including Carers Gateway, Helping Minds, Aged Care Navigators services and more. They also enjoyed a range of activities and entertainment at the event.
"The Grand Finale fundraiser is a one-day public charitable fundraiser, which traditionally takes place on the second Sunday of January. The collection is held internationally, and it is managed by the local hubs of philanthropic activity – Collection Centres. 1700 Collection Centres organize the work of 120 000 volunteers. Our charitable Orchestra “plays” across the world –wherever there is an active and thriving Polish community abroad: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, across Europe, in Americas and onboard of Polish ships and vessels and even at the North Pole research station!"
Rozalia arrived in Perth over three decades ago, bringing a generations-old craft from her tiny village "St Demeter" in Transylvania, a region in Romania.
Rozalia's love of her craft stems from generations of handing down the ancient art of weaving corn husks into practical commodities. She has also received the distinction of being awarded first prize in the Budapest International Exhibition to utilise corn husks, plus many other praises.
Rozalia usually has to buy around $50 worth of corns at her local shop for her projects. As she only needs the corn husks, she gives away the corncobs to people in need and to her neighbours. Then she soaks the husks in water, and with her deft fingers she weaves torn strips into intricate designs over different moulds. She is doing this craft since she was 16 and still uses the very first crochet hook made by her father when Rozalia was ten years old.
Rozalia can also colour the dyed corn husks in beautiful purple and aqua shades, although she prefers the husk's natural cream shade. The pieces are delightful, mostly practical, but some are made just for the sheer joy of creating. Delicate crochet-like doilies and placemats, wine casks, baskets, hats, vases, bags, bowls, and back supports which 'support the lower back and are ideal for the car or at home, are some of the pieces Rozalia has created.
Rozalia, a Transylvania teacher, is eager to pass on the art to local home craft enthusiasts and welcomes anyone interested in learning the ancient craft. Rozalia believes it would be a fabulous craft for local people to dye the husks with natural ochre colours and target the tourist market.
Closely monitor people around you who might be at risk and ask these questions:
• Are they drinking enough water? • Do they have access to air conditioning? • Do they need help keeping cool?
Everyone should take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and death during hot weather:
🏡 Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can. 💧 Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. ⛱ Schedule outdoor activities carefully. 👓 Wear loose, lightweight, light-coloured clothing and sunscreen. 😌 Pace yourself. 🛁 Take cool showers or baths to cool down. ☎️ Check on a friend or neighbour and have someone do the same for you. 🚷 Never leave children or pets in cars. 📻 Check the local news for health and safety updates.