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The Ted Noffs Foundation has established a specialised Training Section that delivers training and development to the AOD and non-AOD sector. The activities offered are varied and can be individually tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or the individual. The modes of delivery are likewise, flexible, so as to best allow for the particulars of your workplace.
The Ted Noffs Foundation has been involved in developing a number of resources and research materials to assist in staff and program development. These are available for purchase by filling out an order form and faxing it back to the Ted Noffs Foundation on (02) 9305 6600.
Ted Noffs Foundation is keen to play a role in the training of professionals interested in working in the Alcohol and/or Other Drugs, and related Mental Health Issues Sector. We are also happy to train those who are interested in working as administrators, office workers and human resource personnel.
Please contact the following people at Ted Noffs if you are interested in placement/training/internship at Ted Noffs:
Tertiary Training and TAFE Training:
Ronan O’Connor (Training Officer)
Ted Noffs has a limited number of places available for training at each of its units. Trainees should indicate which unit they are interested in. The Ted Noffs Foundation has residential units in Sydney, ACT, Coffs Harbour and Dubbo; a detoxification unit in ACT; and out-clients units in Mt Druitt and Sydney. Given the increasing demand for training at Ted Noffs Foundation units, flexibility regarding placement makes it more likely for our organisation to place the trainee or student.
Interested trainees should write to Jagdish Dua, Research Manager, about undertaking training at the Ted Noffs Foundation. Trainees should ask their institution’s placement manager, or staff member responsible for training/placement, to send Jagdish Dua (by mail or as an e-mail attachment), a letter indicating the status of the trainee in the institution, number of hours of training required by the trainee, training requirements, training contract, etc.
Normally, following receipt of application for placement, the Ted Noffs Foundation will arrange a meeting for the trainee to meet the Unit Manager, potential supervisor and/or Research Manager. Soon after this meeting we will inform the trainee if a place is available at the unit of his/her choice.
The Ted Noffs Foundation will nominate a supervisor for each trainee. Depending upon the trainee’s requirements or the institutional requirements, the supervisor may be a psychologist, social worker, or a counsellor working at the Ted Noffs Foundation.
The unit manager will be the trainee’s general manager during the training.
- Provide evidence of public liability insurance, for example, the name of insurance company, policy number, amount of insurance, name of the person insured and type of insurance.
- Obtain police clearance for working with young persons. Human resource officers at the Ted Noffs Foundation will assist the trainee in obtaining this certificate.
- Agree on working days and working hours with the Manager.
- Sign a note indicating that the trainee will work under the direction of her/his supervisor, be managed by the Unit Manager, and follow the Ted Noffs Foundation codes of conduct and rules and regulations
- Learn about the way the Ted Noffs Foundation treats young people who suffer from alcohol and/or other drugs, and related mental health problems.
- Take part in case review, case conferences, etc.
- Participate in group meetings and other treatments.
- Generally observe and participate in young persons’ treatment.
- Take part, with the consent of the young person, as an observer in one-to-one counselling.
- Take part, conduct or carry out other activities as required by the Supervisor and/or Manager.
Trainee and the manager will sign a note saying that the training has been completed, as agreed. If required, the supervisor will provide a Training Report.