New de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer for neigh­bour­hood cen­tre

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre has wel­comed new com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Ta­mara No­ble to the team.

Ms No­ble has lived in the Whit­sun­days all her life and grew up in Proser­pine.

She spent three years work­ing as the events co­or­di­na­tor for the for­mer En­ter­prise Whit­sun­days.

Ms No­ble said she was look­ing for a new path­way to help the com­mu­nity on a per­sonal level.

“Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment is all about as­sist­ing peo­ple to cre­ate their own fu­tures by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion and de­vel­op­ing skills to pro­mote so­cial change for those who are dis­ad­van­taged,” Ms No­ble said.

“In the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity there is a lack of aware­ness about the range of ser­vices avail­able in the com­mu­nity and a big part of my job is to en­sure that peo­ple know what they are, that they are not alone and how we can help them.”

Ms No­ble is cur­rently com­plet­ing a com­mu­nity ser­vices diploma at the Bar­rier Reef In­sti­tute of Tafe in Cannonvale and reg­u­larly meets ser­vice and govern­ment work­ers.

“We use a de­vel­op­men- tal process where peo­ple join to­gether to de­ter­mine what the prob­lems are, what they want to do about them and how they are go­ing to achieve their shared vi­sion,” she said.

The Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre cur­rently of­fers pro­grams for fam­ily sup­port, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, emer­gency re­lief, Le­gal Aid Queens­land, Unit­ing Care Fi­nan­cial Coun­selling and Scal­ly­wags Child­care ser­vices.

Ini­tia­tives such as the frozen bread scheme and Whit­sun­day No In­ter­est Loans Scheme are also avail­able.

Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 9am to 3pm.

NEW IDEAS: Ta­mara No­ble is the new com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at the Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre in Cannonvale.

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