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Cara seeks new Board Members

29/03/2017

As one of South Australia's largets disability-service providers and a leading profit-for-purpose organisation, Cara is governed by a Board of Directors.

We seek new non-executive Directors to join our Board.

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Experience  

Cara is a proudly values-driven organisation. We are looking for individuals with a person-centred approach and a passion to make a difference in the lives of people with disability. 

It is desirable that candidates have experience at Chief Executive, Executive or Director level of governance, as well as experience or knowledge of the issues facing people with disability and change within the sector.  

Candidates should have a broad range of networks within the private sector or government.  

Cara is seeking directors with knowledge of:   ·       

  • Finance and strategy
  • Innovation and technology
  • Business development and partnerships
  • Marketing and branding
  • Customer service
  • Urban and social planning  

Term of Appointment  

Up to three years.  

Board meeting details  

Board meetings are held monthly at Cara head office, 98 Woodville Road, Woodville.  

How to apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae with a covering email to Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive, Theresa Nottle, on tnottle@cara.org.au by COB April 12, 2017.  A shortlist of candidates will be invited to meet the Cara Board and the Executive on May 1, 2017 at 5:30pm.

Flashback to Cara's Sunday Picnic

16/08/2016

We love getting our Cara Community together for the annual Cara Sunday Picnic. We hold it every year, just before Easter, and it's all about fun, food and friends.

But rather than tell you about it, we'd rather show you!

Click here to watch this video from our 2016 Sunday Picnic

 

Vote for Cara's short film I am Liam!

28/07/2016

For the second year in a row, Cara has entered the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival (Open Entrants – Documentary).  

This year’s entry is I am Liam and it tells the story of Liam Goldfinch, one of our campers with a disability who has made the transition to a Cara volunteer!  

Liam is such a star, he’s a natural in front of the camera and we at Cara are so grateful for his willingness to give back to the Camps program as a volunteer!  

Click here to watch I am Liam and vote

Please watch, share, vote and encourage others to vote!

Voting closes on August 8.

Voting doesn’t require any registration, it’s just your name, email address, suburb and postcode. Once you've voted, check your email for a message from "Nova Website" and click on the link they send you to confirm your vote!

Thanks for supporting our film and our Possible People like Liam!

 

Quiet Hour trial with Frewville Foodland

19/07/2016

Frewville Foodland

Cara is proud to partner with Adelaide's Finest Supermarkets, Frewville Foodland, for a month of Quiet Hour sensory-friendly shopping experiences.

Started by Cara, Quiet Hour is an Australian-first which recognises that the "regular" shopping experience can be too overwhelming for people with sensory overload. Not uncommon for people with autism, sensory overload is when everyday things like lights, music, sounds or smells can become overwhelming.

Cara is supporting Frewville Foodland to host a month of Quiet Hours on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, held on:

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

Everyone is welcome to shop at that time and experience the different shopping experience which is Quiet Hour.

The lights will be dimmed, "beep" volume on the checkouts turned down, music and pages messages turned off, shelf restocking paused and smells minimised where possible.

Foodland staff have received training from Cara about sensory overload and they are very supportive.

If Quiet Hour would work for you or your loved ones, please come and shop! If you can't make it but you'd like to offer feedback about other times/locations, please email feedback@cara.org.au

Cara and The Good Guys Mile End introduce "Quiet Hour"

17/06/2016

The TV's were switched off, the fluorescent lights dimmed and the music lowered, as Cara and The Good Guys Mile End held Australia's first "Quiet Hour" on Saturday June 4, 2016.

We recognise that the average shopping experience can be overwhelming for someone with autism, and that's why we have partnered with The Good Guys Mile End to make shopping a more calming & inclusive experience.  Of course, everyone is welcome to shop in Quiet Hour, the experience is simply quieter for anyone who experiences sensory overload.

See the success of our first Quiet Hour in a short video here

There are more Quiet Hours to come, infact you can join us on Tuesday, June 21 from 10am to 11am at the The Good Guys Mile End, Mile End Home Centre (off Railway Tce).  Stay tuned or contact us for further dates and locations.  We'd also like to know what would be the best times for Quiet Hour that suit you? Email us at feedback@cara.org.au

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