Health Industry Work Placement Manual – 2013 Update now available

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The Health Industry Work Placement Manual has been updated for 2013 and is now available to download off the CRLLEN website. Additional health service provider pages have been added to the manual along with a contact list that has been used by the health industry network group. Minor changes have also been made under the Structured Workplace Learning section of the manual.

The Health Industry Work Placement Manual is a guide for schools, students and health providers that aims to assist parties to establish and undertake work experience and structured workplace learning in the health industry.

Welcome to new staff member – Carmen Fifield

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The Central Ranges LLEN welcomes Carmen Fifield to the position of Hume Partnership Broker which encompasses the Shires of Mitchell & Murrindindi. Carmen has taken up the maternity leave position while our previous Hume Partnership Broker, Therese Hippisley, enjoys time with new baby, Leila Rose, who arrived just before Christmas.

Carmen comes to the CRLLEN with extensive experience and a passionate commitment to  the development and growth of opportunities for our local youth across the sectors of education, industry and community.

We wish Carmen all the very best in her new role and look forward to working together and supporting her to ensure young people in our communities are engaged in education, employment or training.


Hume Partnership Broker – Maternity leave – Position available!

The Central Ranges LLEN Inc. welcomes applicants for the role of Hume Partnership Broker (maternity leave) position to develop strategic partnerships across the Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced person with the ability: To broker sustainable partnerships between schools, industry, community, training providers and parents to ensure young people in the region have access to rewarding learning and employment pathways. Community Development skills and experience would be of benefit.

An attractive salary with fully maintained organisational car and petrol including some private use. Applicants must respond to process outlined in the position description. The position is advertised as full time, with the potential for flexible arrangements as negotiated with CEO.  For further information contact Boyd Maplestone.

Click here for Hume Partnership Broker position description

Applications close 5pm Friday 26th October.

Interviews will be conducted in afternoon of Wednesday 31st of October.

Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker – Lisa Linton

The Central Ranges LLEN would like to introduce its latest member of staff – Lisa Linton.  Lisa has filled the role of Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker. Lisa is working four days a week, Monday to Thursday and will be based in the Kilmore office (Monday & Tuesday) and Macedon Ranges Shire Office in Gisborne (Wednesday & Thursday).

Lisa comes to the Macedon Ranges Partnership Brokerage role bringing experience from a Youth Services and Community Development background.  She has worked for Berry Street, Community Health, and Local Government over the last 10 years. Over her career she has worked with disengaged young people at the grass roots level through schools and in the development of specific programs.  She also has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has taught Certificate I in Community Services. In her role at Local Government she was instrumental in the strategic development of crucial partnerships with a range of organisations and sectors to achieve outcomes in community wellbeing and social connectedness, including the development of a Youth Development Team.  During this time the youth team led the process of Mitchell Shire Council’s sign up to the Regional Youth Commitment, paving the way as the first Council in the Hume region to do so.  Between 2008 and 2012 Lisa was also a CRLLEN Board member.

Lisa lives in Clonbinane in the Mitchell Shire with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Lisa’s husband Jeremy works at Seymour P-12 as Careers Coordinator and therefore she has close knowledge about the importance of offering many opportunities to access appropriate pathways for young people for their futures.   Lisa also has two teenage girls who are working out what their pathways to employment, training and education might be in the future.  Her youngest has just transitioned from primary school to secondary over the past year.

Lisa will be working with a number of stakeholders in the Macedon Ranges, especially on the following partnerships and networks which are well underway: