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Cire Services

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Name: Cire Services

Position: A uniquely 'local' not-for-profit organisation serving the diverse community of the Yarra Ranges.

Email: reception@cire.org.au

Website: http://www.cire.org.au

Address

2463 Warburton Hwy

Yarra Junction VIC 3797

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Our Mission / Objective

CIRE SERVICES INCORPORATED is a uniquely ‘local’ not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest NFPs serving the diverse population of the Yarra Ranges near Melbourne.

We provide flexible education and training and a depth and breadth of community programs and services to help meet the needs of our residents, particularly in the Upper Yarra catchment where there is much socio-economic disadvantage.

We are driven by our commitment to connecting people and providing lifelong learning for people of all ages and interests, and supporting the community to identify and address its own needs.

We operate across sites in Lilydale, Yarra Junction and Mount Evelyn as well as through outreach. Our core services are: Cire Community School for disengaged students; Cire Family and Children’s Services; Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which delivers VET and accredited and pre-accredited courses; and Cire Community House which offers a diverse range of programs and services.

We have earned a sound reputation as a credible advocate for many of those in our community who experience social and economic disadvantage including homelessness, isolation, loneliness, unemployment, mental health challenges and associated issues.

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Cire is committed to the following values and goals:

VALUES

  • We do what we say.
  • We make clear promises that include content and timing with all colleagues and stakeholders.
  • We deliver on our promises.
  • We are proactive if we can’t deliver on promises to which we have committed.

GOALS

  • Excellence and best practice; we are proficient in all that we do.
  • Respect individuals and the environment; human rights are embedded in all that we do and we honour and care for the natural world.
  • Sound financial management.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of partnerships and alliances which reflect Cire’s values.
  • Strategies that build profitable businesses.
  • Service models that meet the needs of our community and clients.
  • We engage, employ and support a professional workforce.
  • The procurement of suitable premises and facilities.

Projects in Progress

CIRE SERVICES INCORPORATED serves the diverse community of the Yarra Ranges in the following core areas:

Cire Community School. Our co-educational independent secondary school caters for young people who have experienced difficulty with mainstream schooling.  We have pioneered successful and flexible programs to meet the needs of our students and work tirelessly to make our school one of choice. We provide quality education and personal development opportunities that are hands-on, and relevant in order to engage our students in their secondary education and life beyond school.

The school’s program is framed within the emerging understandings of childhood development, including the impacts of childhood trauma and student learning. We believe that all young people should be able to positively engage in their education regardless of their life circumstances and any barriers to learning. Education should not just focus on academic attributes but on the whole person, providing active support for social and emotional development while further enriching the depth of knowledge and skills needed for a rapidly changing world.

 Cire Family and Children’s Services (FACS). FACS operates across multiple sites and focuses on the needs of families within our community. We provide long day care (with an integrated kindergarten program) for children aged six weeks to six years; outside school hours care, vacation care and occasional care. We also have a supported playgroup, Gumboots, which is led by a qualified early childhood educator.

Cire Trainingour Registered Training Organisation (RTO) based at Lilydale. Cire Training offers nationally recognsied and accredited qualifications and short courses, delivering a breadth of training services to help meet the diverse and changing needs of our community and facilitate greater inclusion. From short courses, work skills accredited units of competency to accredited training, our programs are both non accredited and accredited and have helped many people to upskill and achieve their aspirations and career goals.

Cire Community House. Our House at Yarra Junction aims to empower people to learn, connect and belong. It is a friendly, vibrant and inclusive community hub which offers an extensive range of services, education and leisure programs and community development activities that reflect community needs and interests.  Programs include parenting education, environment education, health and wellbeing support activities, and craft and hobby tuition.

In addition, Cire Community House facilitates a range of supports and services on a daily basis such as public internet access, Centrelink access, and free bread and meals.

We are an active member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHV) and the Community Houses Association of the Outer Eastern Suburbs (CHAOS).

Our People

CEO

Gus Seremetis, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer – Gus Seremetis

Chief Financial Officer – Erin Weinberg

Chief Operating Officer – Tammy Connelly

Cire Community School Principal – Tim Knowles

Executive Manager, Education and Training – Anna-Louise Allen

Executive Manager, Family and Children’s Services – Diletta Lanciana

Names of Board Members

Chair –  Vivienne Cunningham-Smith

Secreary – Louise Brockway

Treasurer  – Andrew Hunter

Board member – Ric Butler

Board member – Ian Cuming

Board member – Robyn Dew

 

Registration Information

ABN

51 993 700 538

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not- for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Please click here if you would like to bequest a donation to Cire Services in your will.

General Donations

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not- for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation to Cire Services. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Other support

Cire Services welcomes donations of goods, materials or products from businesses.

Such donations contribute to, and sustain our programs and services and include:

  • learning toys and games
  • books
  • arts and crafts
  • educational materials
  • sports equipment
  • building materials and paint
  • exterior signage and promotional materials.

We recently received a donation of work boots from the Workwear Group. The boots are used by students at Cire Community School when undertaking valuable work placements/experience/community work on sites requiring personal protective equipment. The boots were an oversupply and have helped the disengaged youth at our school take a huge step forward in help carve an employment pathway and  positive future for themselves.

For more information, please call 1300 835 235 or email info@cire.org.au

Work with us

We are an extremely diverse not-for-profit organisation serving people of all ages across the Yarra Ranges. From specialists in early years education through to working with disengaged youth, to training, administration and maintenance, we welcome expressions of interest from people interested in joining our team to help make a positive difference to the lives of others.

For current vacancies, please click here.

Volunteer with us

At Cire Services we value the wonderful contributions made by volunteers across our community and welcomes expressions of interest from those who would like to donate some of their time to assist us in making a positive difference to the lives of others.

For further information, please click here.

Our Mission / Objective

CIRE SERVICES INCORPORATED is a uniquely ‘local’ not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest NFPs serving the diverse population of the Yarra Ranges near Melbourne.

We provide flexible education and training and a depth and breadth of community programs and services to help meet the needs of our residents, particularly in the Upper Yarra catchment where there is much socio-economic disadvantage.

We are driven by our commitment to connecting people and providing lifelong learning for people of all ages and interests, and supporting the community to identify and address its own needs.

We operate across sites in Lilydale, Yarra Junction and Mount Evelyn as well as through outreach. Our core services are: Cire Community School for disengaged students; Cire Family and Children’s Services; Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which delivers VET and accredited and pre-accredited courses; and Cire Community House which offers a diverse range of programs and services.

We have earned a sound reputation as a credible advocate for many of those in our community who experience social and economic disadvantage including homelessness, isolation, loneliness, unemployment, mental health challenges and associated issues.

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Cire is committed to the following values and goals:

VALUES

  • We do what we say.
  • We make clear promises that include content and timing with all colleagues and stakeholders.
  • We deliver on our promises.
  • We are proactive if we can’t deliver on promises to which we have committed.

GOALS

  • Excellence and best practice; we are proficient in all that we do.
  • Respect individuals and the environment; human rights are embedded in all that we do and we honour and care for the natural world.
  • Sound financial management.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of partnerships and alliances which reflect Cire’s values.
  • Strategies that build profitable businesses.
  • Service models that meet the needs of our community and clients.
  • We engage, employ and support a professional workforce.
  • The procurement of suitable premises and facilities.

Projects in Progress

CIRE SERVICES INCORPORATED serves the diverse community of the Yarra Ranges in the following core areas:

Cire Community School. Our co-educational independent secondary school caters for young people who have experienced difficulty with mainstream schooling.  We have pioneered successful and flexible programs to meet the needs of our students and work tirelessly to make our school one of choice. We provide quality education and personal development opportunities that are hands-on, and relevant in order to engage our students in their secondary education and life beyond school.

The school’s program is framed within the emerging understandings of childhood development, including the impacts of childhood trauma and student learning. We believe that all young people should be able to positively engage in their education regardless of their life circumstances and any barriers to learning. Education should not just focus on academic attributes but on the whole person, providing active support for social and emotional development while further enriching the depth of knowledge and skills needed for a rapidly changing world.

 Cire Family and Children’s Services (FACS). FACS operates across multiple sites and focuses on the needs of families within our community. We provide long day care (with an integrated kindergarten program) for children aged six weeks to six years; outside school hours care, vacation care and occasional care. We also have a supported playgroup, Gumboots, which is led by a qualified early childhood educator.

Cire Trainingour Registered Training Organisation (RTO) based at Lilydale. Cire Training offers nationally recognsied and accredited qualifications and short courses, delivering a breadth of training services to help meet the diverse and changing needs of our community and facilitate greater inclusion. From short courses, work skills accredited units of competency to accredited training, our programs are both non accredited and accredited and have helped many people to upskill and achieve their aspirations and career goals.

Cire Community House. Our House at Yarra Junction aims to empower people to learn, connect and belong. It is a friendly, vibrant and inclusive community hub which offers an extensive range of services, education and leisure programs and community development activities that reflect community needs and interests.  Programs include parenting education, environment education, health and wellbeing support activities, and craft and hobby tuition.

In addition, Cire Community House facilitates a range of supports and services on a daily basis such as public internet access, Centrelink access, and free bread and meals.

We are an active member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHV) and the Community Houses Association of the Outer Eastern Suburbs (CHAOS).

Our People

CEO

Gus Seremetis, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer – Gus Seremetis

Chief Financial Officer – Erin Weinberg

Chief Operating Officer – Tammy Connelly

Cire Community School Principal – Tim Knowles

Executive Manager, Education and Training – Anna-Louise Allen

Executive Manager, Family and Children’s Services – Diletta Lanciana

Names of Board Members

Chair –  Vivienne Cunningham-Smith

Secreary – Louise Brockway

Treasurer  – Andrew Hunter

Board member – Ric Butler

Board member – Ian Cuming

Board member – Robyn Dew

 

Registration Information

ABN

51 993 700 538

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not- for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Please click here if you would like to bequest a donation to Cire Services in your will.

General Donations

Nationally recognised as a charity and as a not- for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity of the wider community and government and philanthropic funding to help bring about change and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation to Cire Services. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Other support

Cire Services welcomes donations of goods, materials or products from businesses.

Such donations contribute to, and sustain our programs and services and include:

  • learning toys and games
  • books
  • arts and crafts
  • educational materials
  • sports equipment
  • building materials and paint
  • exterior signage and promotional materials.

We recently received a donation of work boots from the Workwear Group. The boots are used by students at Cire Community School when undertaking valuable work placements/experience/community work on sites requiring personal protective equipment. The boots were an oversupply and have helped the disengaged youth at our school take a huge step forward in help carve an employment pathway and  positive future for themselves.

For more information, please call 1300 835 235 or email info@cire.org.au

Work with us

We are an extremely diverse not-for-profit organisation serving people of all ages across the Yarra Ranges. From specialists in early years education through to working with disengaged youth, to training, administration and maintenance, we welcome expressions of interest from people interested in joining our team to help make a positive difference to the lives of others.

For current vacancies, please click here.

Volunteer with us

At Cire Services we value the wonderful contributions made by volunteers across our community and welcomes expressions of interest from those who would like to donate some of their time to assist us in making a positive difference to the lives of others.

For further information, please click here.

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