Papua New Guinea Callan Services
Callan Services, Edmund Rice Network
Papua New Guinea
The Network of Callan Services for Persons with Disabilities consists of 19 Special Education centres which are scattered throughout Papua New Guinea. Callan Services is Papua New Guinea’s largest disability service and training provider. All programs have been fully integrated under the PND Education Act and at present the program receives funding support from both the Australian and Papua New Guinea Governments.
The main goal of Callan Services is to assist/educate people with disabilities in PNG to participate and contribute meaningfully in an inclusive society.
The director of Callan Services is now seeking individuals to assist with the delivery of best practise care for their whole operation.
Resilience and Professional Training for Callan Services Staff
Estimated Time Frame – September 2015 – ongoing
Suggested time commitment – Initial Skype with director to determine scope of work
What we need
The Callan Services Project manages and delivers the largest disability service program in Papua New Guinea. This program takes staff and volunteers to every corner of the country and often to very remote and difficult environments. At this point in time the program has not placed a high degree of focus on pre-briefing/de-briefing staff and volunteers who work in the field.
We require the services of psychologists/counsellors who are able to provide training and support to our staff via Skype or videoconference facilities.
How will this help
The Callan Services staff deliver vital programs throughout PNG in some of the world’s toughest conditions. It is vital to offer resilience training and support to each staff member so that they can be more effective in the field and, more importantly, don’t ‘burn out’.
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