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For week ending Friday 25th January 2013


A Support Programme for Carers to explore the effects of change and loss in their lives
The Grief Centre, in conjunction with Seasons for Growth, is running another group for Carers. Two similar groups were run during 2012 and great feedback was received, with participants encouraging others to attend. Some of the comments included: Well worthwhile. You can get as much or as little out as you put in. Grief and loss is not about death! It is about dealing with change. Will make you think quite differently and is well worthwhile. Seasons For Growth is a peer support programme which assists people of all ages to understand and manage the changes they experience when a significant loss occurs. This is an education programmeit does not provide counselling or therapy. The programme runs for two hours each week, over a four week period. It will be led by Bronwyn Alleyne, a trained Seasons for Growth companion, who is also a qualified counsellor. The group will be held on Thursdays from 10 12pm Start date: February 21, 2013 At 92 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Cost: $25, which includes a copy of the programme manual If you are interested in attending the group, or would like more information, please contact The Grief Centre on 4181457, email info@griefcentre.org.nz,or phone Bronwyn on 021 1277738.

Employment Opportunity: Part-Time Manager for Birkenhead CAB

Citizen's Advice Bureau North Shore is seeking to employ a part time Manager for their Birkenhead CAB Branch. This is a permanent position for 20 hours per week (over 4 days). Skills required: An understanding of voluntary groups A natural ability to inspire and encourage people to strive for excellence Ability to think strategically and execute operationally Experience in developing and maintaining relationships Proven management and decision making ability A willingness to challenge systems to develop best practice Ability to manage and interpret computer generated data Effective oral and written communication skills Understanding of the need for and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times. A copy of the full job description is available from cab.northshore@xtra.co.nz If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV with covering letter to cab.northshore@xtra.co.nz or post to: Citizens Advice Bureau North Shore, PO Box 331 220, Takapuna, North Shore 0740 Applications close 31 Jan 2013

Vacancy for a Secretary to join our voluntary board.

North Shore CMA is a not for profit charitable organisation that provides companionship and activities for the elderly on the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast. We welcome over 65s who are socially isolated and looking for stimulation amongst like minded people. Our board meets once a month in Takapuna. If you have interest in the welfare of the elderly in your local community and have some experience in a similar role we would love to hear from you. Please contact Rachel at the support office to discuss: Tel: 09 4898954 / Email: Rachel@cmans.org.nz

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