Jim Morris (BC UNE), retired, grey nomad, student. Jim commenced his working life in the building industry. He was state manager for a national housing company before branching out on his own. He has been involved with community groups for many years (Youth Clubs, Agricultural Society, Kennel Clubs, Lions Club, Scout Leader.)
After moving to Coffs Harbour, Jim commenced a second career in the community services sector. This included telephone counselling, training telephone counsellors, face to face counselling, mediating for NSW Legal Aid and supporting people with dual diagnosis disabilities.
Jim has been involved with dads in distress since February 2000. He has worked the phones, facilitated and served on the board. He was a member of the original committee that incorporated dids and applied for the first funding grant. He moved to Newcastle where he assisted in the establishment of regional dids groups. As a dids representative Jim presented CSA ‘staying connected’ workshops to single dads. Jim has also represented dids on the Hunter Men’s Services Network committee.
He has established long term relationships with fathers, mentoring and supporting them through high conflict negotiations and self-represented parenting litigation.
Jim would like to see the DIDSS organisation continue its personal strength based focus, making a difference to individuals and families.
On the Board since 6th September 2012