Staff from the Hastings Early Intervention Program (HEIP) have embraced technology to enable them to work remotely to service the local community.
Thanks to a $10,128 grant from the ETC Community Support Fund HEIP have been able to purchase iPads, cases, screen protectors and AppleCare insurance.
HEIP Director Beth Todd said the new equipment had increased staff efficiency and maximised the services the organisation was able to provide.
“Our program provides families with regular support at centre based groups, home visits, outreach visits, assessments, individual educational programs for children and social-emotional support for parents,” Ms Todd said.
“Our staff have become more proficient at using the iPads and are able to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time out of the office seeing children and their families.”
HEIP is a special education and therapy program available to families in the Hastings who have a child aged between 0 – school age, who may be showing a delay in their development or have a diagnosed disability. To find out more information you can contact the centre on (02) 6583 8238 or visit www.heip.com.au
ETC’s Deputy Chair Lorraine Penn said it was a pleasure to be able to support the Hastings Early Intervention Program.
“The ETC Community Support Fund is designed to help organisations reduce disadvantage, generate opportunity, increase support services and/or build capacity in the communities in which we operate,” Ms Penn said.
“ETC is proud to be a not-for-profit company and we are confident the money we are donating will help make a more positive future for our community.”
ETC provides employment, training and business services on the Mid North Coast. If you need help finding a job, are looking for staff or are interested in up-skilling, contact ETC on 1800 007 400 or visit www.etcltd.com.au.