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Week 2 prepare for work slides 1 6

  1. 1. CHCCS211A Prepare for work in the community sector This unit of study looks at the community service industry and the diverse network of services that assist a wide range of client groups.
  2. 2. The Community Service Industry (CSI) • The purpose of the community service industry is to support the development of people and their relationships or reduce the impact of disadvantage for individuals by improving quality of life and living standards.
  3. 3. Types of community service organisations Different types of community organisations in NSW include • Government departments and agencies such as Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) which is part of the Department of Family and Community Services and local governments • These government departments provide direct services, fund other organisations to provide services or grant licences for and
  4. 4. Types of Community Service Organisations • Large non-government organisations (NGOs) like the Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul, Mission Australia and the Smith Family often run a range of services for many people • They usually receive funding from government departments, donations, fund raising and fees
  5. 5. • Community Based organisations that are run by voluntary management committees are made up of local people and service users. • These are not for profit organisations that don’t aim to make money but rather cover costs. – Examples include local neighbourhood centres and preschools.
  6. 6. • Private organisations – these are owned and run by people or groups as a business and are looking to make a profit – Examples are private child care services or counsellors working privately.
  7. 7. • Private organisations – these are owned and run by people or groups as a business and are looking to make a profit – Examples are private child care services or counsellors working privately.

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