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  • Community Transport Coordinator

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    South Port Day Links currently has a vacancy for the position of Community Transport Coordinator. 

    The Community Transport Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the DayLinks community transport service to residents within the City of Port Phillip as per the duties outlined in the position description. Position Description - Community Transport Coordinator

    Award and Conditions

    As per Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHCADS) Award 2010, Level 3.4 $56,474 pro rata, $28.56 per hour, plus salary packaging.

    Hours

    The incumbent in the role will need to be available to work Monday to Friday 1.00 to 5 p.m. 20 hours per week.

    How to Apply 

    To apply for the position you need to briefly address the key selection criteria in your cover letter as detailed and include a copy of your resume. Send your application through Seek or email to robm@spdl.org.au with the subject line Application Transport Coordinator 

    Key Selection Criteria

    • Relevant qualifications and or experience in community services, aged care, administration or related discipline
    • Experience and application of I.T. skills in the workplace, demonstrated ability to learn and apply new software packages
    • An understanding of working with and supporting volunteers
    • Ability to work with older people, people with a disability and their carers
    • Excellent administration and time management skills

     

    Applications that do not briefly address the key selection criteria will not be considered for the role. 

    For more information contact Robert Menzies General Manager South Port Day Links on 9646 6362

    Applications Close Sunday 24 September 2017


  • Donate to SPDL

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    South Port Day Links is seeking support before the end of the financial year to raise funds toward the replacement of its vehicles in future years. SPDL does not receive additional funding to replace its vehicles and must rely on donations and fundraisers to achieve this goal.

    By donating, you are helping the DayLinks service to maintain its commitment to providing our clients & volunteer drivers with the highest quality community transport.If you are interested in donating you can click here to donate on this website or donate by: -

    1. At any branch of the Bendigo Bank by directly depositing funds in our donation account. BSB: 633 000 Account Number: 150 385 003. Ask for a donation receipt.

    2. Posting a cheque, payable to South Port Day Links. Sending it with your name & address details, so we can post you a tax deductible donation receipt.

    Address to: South Port Day Links, PO Box 199 Port Melbourne 3207 

    Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible

    We thank you for your support

    SPDL has received the Registered Charity tick from the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC). The tick confirms that SPDL is a registered charity and meets the requirements of the ACNC.


  • Safe Seniors Driving and Travel Program September Program

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    South Port Day Links through funding from the City of Port Community Grants Program will be running a series of Safe Seniors Driving and Travelling Programs. The next program is scheduled for Tuesday 12 September 11am to 2pm, to be held at the South Melbourne Town Hall 208 - 220 Bank St South Melbourne. 

    The program will cover: 

    • Learn how to be a low-risk driver
    • Update knowledge on new road rules
    • Learn how to react to dangerous real time driving scenarios
    • Explore public transport options
    • Learn how to use Myki
    • Navigate the transport network & stay safe
    • Improve your driving skills

    Cost: No Cost (light refreshments included)

    To register your place in the program call 9646 6362 or send a message online to us through the website by sending us your name, home and email address, and telephone number. Contact us

    The program will provide the opportunity for those attending to book a practical driving session at a subsidized cost with a qualified driving instructor to assist them to develop their driving skills.

    For more information see Download flyer

    Thanks to Excel Drive for their support of the program.

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  • Blue Illusion Fundraiser a Hit

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    SPDL held its annual Blue Illusion fundraiser, it was a great night with 25 SPDL supporters attending the evening, this year included a door prize of a bottle French champagne and $25 Blue Illusion voucher.

    The event this year raised over $900, Clare Doyle coordinator of the event said: "it's a great night, this year it was well attended and it's fantastic to have more funds to support SPDL to purchase its next vehicle, that we receive no funding to do, we depend on our fundraising to achieve this goal".

    Thanks to our models, from left Lillian, Rimmi and Clare who did a great job presenting the Blue Illusion winter collection.

    SPDL acknowledges the fantastic support of Blue Illusion and special thanks to the Store Manager Sandra.


  • Thanks to Pod

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    Pod Homewares in Bay St has generously donated an item toward the hamper being created for the raffle to be held as a part of the Bunnings BBQ on Saturday 1 April to raise funds for SPDL.

    SPDL acknowledges the fantastic support provided to SPDL over the years from Pod.

    To visit the pod website click here 


  • Thanks to Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital

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    South Port Day Links has received a very generous donation of $200 worth of merchandise toward the SPDL raffle to be held as a part of the Bunnings BBQ from the Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. 

    SPDL takes this opportunity to express its sincere appreciation and thanks for this kind donation.

    For more information about Port Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital click link


  • Bunnings BBQ and Raffle - Saturday 1 April 2017

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    South Port Day Links will be holding its annual fundraising BBQ and raffle on Saturday the 1 April 2017 at Port Melbourne Bunnings, please come along on the day to help support South Port Day Links raise some much needed funds.


  • SPDL Receives ACNC Registered Charity Tick

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    SPDL has received the Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), the tick confirms that SPDL is a registered charity and meets the requirements of the ACNC in meeting its statutory and reporting requirements as a registered charity.

    Visit the ACNC website for more information click here

    Consider Maling an Online to Donations to SPDL through Give Now


  • Toyota Community Foundation Equipment Grant

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    Through the City of Port Phillip Community Grants (Equipment Fund) sponsored by the Toyota Community Foundation.

    SPDL has been able to purchase much needed cleaning equipment to maintain its vehicles, this will make a significant difference to the quality of the service provided to our clients and volunteer drivers, with vehicles being able to cleaned more regularly. 

    SPDL acknowledges the fantastic support of the Toyota Community Fund and the City of Port Phillip Community Grants Program.


  • South Port Day Links AGM 2016

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    South Port Day Links (SPDL) held its AGM on the 18 November 2016, the event was well attended with over 50 residents and representatives from various groups represented at the meeting. It was great to have Martin Foley MP for Albert Park and the Mayor of The City of Port Phillip Cr Bernadine Voss also attend.

    This year Peter Bromley from the Port Melbourne Football Club presented a highly informative talk on the History of the club. Port Melbourne Football Club Link

    The AGM acknowledged the contribution of our volunteers for their years of service, who are the life blood of the organisation. It was also noted that the Chair of the committee of management for the last 4 years Glenda Beale is standing down from the role, with the new Chair Lea Pope being appointed at the meeting.  

    At the AGM reports were received and tabled from the former Chair of the SPDL Committee of Management, Glenda Beale, Treasurer, Frank Ragusa, General Manager, Robert Menzies and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Rimmi Singh.

    The audited statements for SPDL were tabled and can be downloaded as a part of Annual Report for 2016 see link below.

    Download SPDL Annual Report 2016


  • South Melbourne Community Chest Grant

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    SPDL has received a grant from the South Melbourne Community Chest to support the expansion of service to move from 3 to 5 days per week.

    Once again South Melbourne Community Chest who support many organisations with grants within the City of Port Phillip has demonstrated what a fantastic organisation they are by enabling so many community groups within the local community to deliver much needed projects.

    Lea Pope the new Chair of the SPDL Committee of Management recently commented "this group does an incredible job through raising funds to support the community through its Op Shop in South Melbourne, they really make a huge difference, SPDL acknowledges their fantastic support to the community".

    Anyone interested in supporting South Melbourne Community Chest can donate items at the Op Shop located at 200 Bank St South Melbourne, it is open 10 to 5pm week days, 10 to 2pm Saturdays.

    Contact by phone on 9699 6839 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering or donating goods. The shop does not have a website.


  • Elwood Bendigo Bank Funds the Expansion of DayLinks Service

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    The Elwood branch of the Bendigo Bank through its Community Grants program has again provided a grant to SPDL to support the sustainability of the expansion of service into the southern corridor of the City of Port Phillip.

    The grant will make a big difference as it will help SPDL to grow the service from 3 days per week to 5. It is hoped that the service will be expanded in 2017 and help meet increasing demand for the community transport needs in the Elwood and St Kilda areas.

    To find out more about the great service provided by the Elwood branch of the Bendigo Bank visit their website, see link  Elwood Bendigo Bank Website


  • Community Fund Raiser at The Block

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    SPDL attended the community day held at The Block, the day was very successful as it raised over $700 toward the update of SPDL fleet from a raffle and the sale of soft drinks. It was also an excellent opportunity for SPDL to promote its services to the community.

    Brendan Paynter Chair of the Fundraising Sub Committee commented that "it's always important to promote our service to the community, The Block was a great opportunity to do so, its was great to be involved in an event like this".

    SPDL thanks the volunteers who gave up their time on the day to help host the stall.


  • SPDL Replaces its Fleet with Honda People Movers

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    SPDL has been able to update its vehicles through the Stronger Communities Grants provided by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development 2016 with the endorsement of Michael Danby MP for Melbourne Ports.

    These grants, along with the support from an anonymous donor, the Brian J Sutton Foundation, Rotary Albert Park and Brighton Honda has enabled SPDL to upgrade its entire fleet to Honda People Movers.

    This will mean SPDL can increase the number of trips that it can offer the community, improve client access and provide volunteer drivers with an improved volunteer experience.

    SPDL acknowledges the support from all these parties in providing SPDL the opportunity to upgrade its fleet and help it to achieve its mission in the community.


  • Rimmi Joins the Team

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    Rimmi Singh has been appointed the new Volunteer Program Coordinator, filling the role left vacant as Mary Kehoe who left the position to retire in mid-August.

    Rimmi who has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne was working for the Red Cross in her previous role, coordinating programs to support older people in the community.

    The Volunteer Program Coordinator role has been updated to reflect the changing nature of volunteer coordination and recognises the role is  also responsible for coordinating SPDL's companion programs that include WalkMates, PetLinks and GardenMates.


  • Health Expo

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    South Port Day Links through funding from the City of Port Phillip community grants program and in partnership with Inner Southern Community Health, Social Inclusion in Port (SHIP) project held a Health Expo on Tuesday 24 May at the South Melbourne Town Hall.

    The Expo is targeted local residents, who were middle aged or older to give them the opportunity to learn about how to maintain their personal health. The expo included presentations on stroke and warning signs, caring for your kidney’s and a session on the My Aged Care website soon to be the central referral point for aged services in Victoria from 1 July 2016.

    Information booths and Health checks were also a part of the day, they included information about the local Men’s Shed, University of the 3 age (U3A), Heart care and a gentle exercise session was held.

    The event was well attended with over 50 people in attendance and was well received. Our thanks to the City of Port Phillip for the Community Grant funding to hold the event and our partner the SHIP project in helping SPDL coordinate the event.


  • Sally Joins the Team as the New Transport Coordinator

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    Sally King has been appointed the new Transport Coordinator for South Port Day Links. Sally a former nurse from England has been living in Australian for about 18 months.

    Sally is very excited about commencing in the role, looking forward to the challenges of the position and in making a difference to the community. Sally said, “It’s a completely new role for me and I am looking forward to learning the complicated process of transporting our clients efficiently every day”.


  • Bunnings BBQ April 2016

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    In April this year SPDL held its annual BBQ at Bunnings Port Melbourne, the event this year made over $2,000 and was well supported by the local community.

    SPDL thanks, Bunnings Port Melbourne, our many sponsors and volunteers who ensured the event was a great success.


  • Presentation to the Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda

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    South Port Day Links (SPDL) in December 2015 marked its appreciation of the support given by the Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda in providing a loan vehicle to SPDL for 3 years. SPDL presented a canvas of photos celebrating the use of the Honda People Mover by SPDL transporting clients as part of their daily service.

    The Honda People Mover provides greater passenger capacity, easier access for clients, improved safety and drivability, supporting SPDL to increase the capacity of the service it can offer to local residents and improve drivability for volunteer drivers who support the DayLinks service.

    Out thanks to The Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda for their fantastic support.

    For more information visit the Honda website: Honda Site


  • Christmas Volunteer Event 2015

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    South Port Day Links (SPDL) held its annual volunteer Christmas event in December at the Port Melbourne Trugo Club to thank our 75 volunteers who allow SPDL to deliver its services to the community. This year's event featured a jazz inspired band and the catering was supplied by the HEAT (Hospitality, Employment and Training) project.

    HEAT is a practical youth re-engagement program delivered from the SKYS Learning Centre in South Melbourne. It is an innovative and practical program that assists young people in developing self-esteem: gaining accredited training qualifications in the hospitality industry, work experience in local businesses and prepares them for the world of work.

    HEAT operates in an informal learning environment and is designed to dramatically improve the lives of many young people who are disengaged from mainstream education. HEAT achieves this through supporting young people to make a positive transition to secure employment, thus avoiding the negative traps of long-term unemployment.

    If you are interested in supporting HEAT by getting them to cater for your next event T: 03 9696 5340 or visit the HEAT Web site Heat Web Site

    The event was a great success and was enjoyed by the volunteers who attended, thanks again to our incredible volunteers who keep SPDL's services on the road.


  • DayLinks Expansion of Service to the Southern Corridor of the City of Port Phillip: - Now Regular Part of the DayLinks Services to the Community

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    The South Port Day Links Committee of Management in October 2015 endorsed the ongoing delivery of the Expansion of Service into the southern corridor of the City of Port Phillip that was commenced in January as a pilot service with a launch at the Elwood + St Kilda Learning Centre, who have been a great support in helping SPDL delivery the expanded service to the community.

    The Expansion of service was launched by Martin Foley, State Member for Albert Park and Minister for Ageing in February 2015.

    The expanded service has slowly grown in 2015 and has provided much-needed transport to residents in the new service areas who can now access the community and attend medical appointments, social activities and meet everyday needs by being able to go shopping to maintain their everyday living and personal independence.

    If you live in the suburbs of St Kilda, St Kilda East, Elwood or Ripponlea you can now access the DayLinks service, for more information contact SPDL on 9646 6362.

    Download SPDL Brochure


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