Althea Projects - your Employer Of Choice

Are you motivated and committed to:

  • providing quality care and support
  • your ongoing professional development
  • having a rewarding career
  • working within a dynamic and healthy team

Yes, then we may have the job for you.

Althea Projects strives to provide a workplace culture that is free from discrimination and embraces and enhances employee wellbeing.

We provide our employees with a comprehensive Employee Benefits Package which includes:

  • Flexible Modes of Employment
    • full-time
    • part-time
    • casual and
    • job share opportunities
  • Work-life balance
    • Flexible working arrangements (where possible)
    • Up to 6 free confidential counselling sessions for employees and their immediate family
    • Cultural leave
  • Rewards
    • Competitive salary packages
    • Salary Sacrifice arrangements (up to an additional $15,600 tax free)
    • 5 Weeks Annual Leave
  • Ongoing professional development and support
    • Support and Supervision
    • Access to training
    • Access to Conferences and networking events
    • Individual development planning
    • Robust quality management system, providing guidance in practice and systems
    • Clearly defined positions and key performance indicators
    • Inductions and orientation programs

At Althea Projects, we believe that by creating a healthy and happy workplace we become an employer of choice, improve staff morale and increase staff performance.

Various Opportunities at Althea Projects

At Althea Projects we have a range of positions across the organisation that requires different and diverse skills, qualifications and level of experiences. These include Administration Officer, Executive Assistant, Finance and HR, Program Managers, Quality Manager, Family Case Workers, Senior Practitioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Advisor, Community Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, Direct Care Worker and Chief Executive Officer.

General Application

If there are no specific positions advertised on our website, you are welcome to register your resume with our office by pressing the buttons that appear below. You will be required to complete a short application form and have the opportunity to provide us with your details, including your resume. Click here to get in touch with us.

Information Collection & Privacy

When applying for a position at Althea Projects any information we collect from you as part of your application process is for the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment with us. In the event you are offered, and accept employment with us, this information will go on to form your staff file. In the event your application is not successful, unless you request your information not be retained, your information will be kept for 12 months with the purpose being for considering your suitability for alternative employment opportunities with us. After 12 months your information will be destroyed. Individuals are entitled under Australian privacy law to access, and seek correction, of personal information held about them.  Click to read our full Privacy Statement

Current Vacancies

Casual Direct Care Worker

Do you love working with children?

Have you completed a Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Education?

Are you looking for casual employment?  This role is casual only.

A background in Disability Support does not qualify for this role – MUST have a background working with children

Our Wee Care Residential Service provides 24 hour emergency accommodation, respite care and emergency day care for children from birth to 11 years of age, when parents/carers are unable to arrange alternative care in a crisis situation.

Operating from our premises in Railway Estate we are seeking additional Direct Care Workers on a casual basis.  Preference is given to applicants who have completed a Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and have a minimum 12 months experience in a direct care role.  Applicants MUST hold current first aid, CPR, asthma & anaphylaxis Certification (or obtain within 4 weeks at own expense), current food handlers Certification, Queensland Drivers Licence, Queensland Blue Card (Working with Children Check) and willingness to undertake a medical assessment to determine ability to carry weights up to 15kg.

Please email your letter of application (no more than 2 pages) and resume to finance@altheaprojects.org.au addressing the selection criteria detailed below:

SC1 (P) Demonstrated high level skills and experience in working with children 0 – 11 years and an understanding of the different stages of child development.

SC2 (P) Demonstrated skills and experience working with children and families who present with a range of complex heath, social and wellbeing matters.

SC3 (P) Demonstrated skills and knowledge of current practices, relevant to provision of care and activities for children and young people.

SC4 (A) The ability to communicate effectively with all members of the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to have productive and professional conversations that meet client and organisation need.

SC5 (S) Proven aptitude in positively building and maintaining workplace relationships, the ability to engage positively with self and others.

SC6 (E) Ability to transfer learning, skills and knowledge from prior training and relevant qualifications to be professional in the role. Understands the importance of ongoing growth and development as professional ad demonstrates a connection to the organisation.

Accepting applications for this role.

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Administration Officer - Althea's Community Hub

Do you like to help the vulnerable in our community? This maybe the position for you. 

Althea’s Community Hub is looking for an Administration Officer. 

The position is focused on the following areas:

  1. Ensuring the values and mission of Althea Projects are incorporated into daily work practices. Actively contributes to maintaining a culture which values health and safety.
  2. Providing a range of administration, operational and frontline support primarily at the ACH; however, may be required to work across Althea Project’s other programs including: AFKP, Wee Care and Corporate Office.
  3. Provide administration support across a range of administration tasks, client processes and relationships. Including but not limited to answering telephones, responding to daily client enquiries including our Emergency Relief Service and referring people to the appropriate program for assistance, data entry, development of promotional and marketing materials, preparation of fortnightly banking, preparation of reports, correspondence, spreadsheets, ordering stationery and other supplies, as required.
  4. Provide administration support to our social enterprise, Morehead Meals by way of taking orders, social media marketing, packaging meals and delivery of meals when required.
  5. Engage in various support practice tasks including organisation of meetings, functions and events, arranging catering, etc.
  6. Assist in meal preparation as and when required.
  7. Ensure appropriate supplies are available and ready for the facilitation of groups within the centre.
  8. Adherence with organisational Quality Framework, policies and procedures, compliance with Work Health & Safety, Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

To find out more about the position call our head office on 4779 3332, email admin@altheaprojects.org.au and we can send you the job description or fill in the form below.

The applications are open until the 20th of January 2023.

Mobile Community Care Worker

The position is focused on the following areas:

1.Ensuring the values and mission of Althea Projects are incorporated into daily work practices. Actively contributes to maintaining a culture which values health and safety.

2. Initiate contact with people who are homeless in public spaces and other locations with respectful and culturally appropriate engagement and assessment practices

3. To work in a client directed Case Management framework, including intake, assessment, and referral, which will focus on the client’s needs and goals and will assist with the development of flexible strategies in order to access long term stable housing.

4. Provide high quality support to individuals that will enable the development of skills, meaningful participation and independence needed to access long term sustainable housing.

5. Maintain existing and further develop participation with relevant stakeholders to provide additional services for people experiencing homelessness. Position Profile

6. Development and facilitation of centre-based group activities within a holistic, strength based, person centered framework for clients with complex needs with the aim to reduce homelessness and tenancy stress within the South Townsville area.

7. Build and maintain links to other relevant organisations with a view to prioritizing our clients on a need’s basis and providing referrals where required to other services with a view to improving outcomes for people.

8. Undertake housing needs assessments for clients currently residing in short term, motel style accommodation and public spaces and identify suitable emergency accommodation where necessary.

9. Ensure accurate, confidential, and meaningful records on clients are appropriately kept within the data system.

10. Assist in day-to-day operations of the Community Hub as required.

11. Adherence with organisational Quality Framework, policies and procedures, compliance with Work Health & Safety, Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

To find out more about the position call our head office on 4779 3332, email admin@altheaprojects.org.au and we can send you the job description or fill in the form below.

The applications are open until the 20th of January 2023.

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