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

Team Leader Foster & Kinship Care Program

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, well then we might have the job for you.

For over 45 years, Althea Projects Incorporated has been consistent in our commitment to supporting and strengthening the capacity of vulnerable individuals, families, children and young people across our community. We operate a person-centred and integrated approach with other service providers and key stakeholders in working with individuals and families across the full range of complex issues people face.

A vacancy exits for a confident and experienced Team Leader in our Foster and Kinship Program. Our program provides foster and kinship care support services for children who are subject to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. Our service is funded to recruit, train, assess and support foster and kinship carers and provide out-of-home care placements for children and young people across our community.

This role is primarily focused on:

  • Providing line management and supervision to Family Case Workers, Cultural Advisor and other staff as required
  • Providing support to all program staff
  • Implementing internal auditing and continuous improvement processes
  • Facilitation of document lodgement processes between Department of Children, Youth Justice & Multicultural Affairs & APFK program
  • Ensure all staff are compliant with organisational licensing and auditing processes, organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements
  • Actively participate in and provide leadership across team activities
  • Assist Program Manager with development and ongoing review of practice manual
  • Assist Program Manager with development of program reports
  • Provide after hours on-call support to staff

If you hold a degree in the field of Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work and have an interest and passion in making a positive difference in a child or young person’s life and have a minimum 12 months experience in a similar role, please consider applying for this fulfilling role.

Operating from our Aitkenvale premises this position is on a full-time basis.  This position is classified under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 6.

For a copy of the full position description please email finance@altheaprojects.org.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.   Althea Projects is a child safe organisation.

Please email your resume and no more than 2-page letter of application to finance@altheaprojects.org.au ensuring you specifically address all the selection criteria detailed below

SC1 (P) Demonstrated high level of skills, knowledge, and experience in the areas of child development, abuse and/or neglect and fostering and kinship care, trends and theories relevant to the provision of services to families and children who are needing access to safe, appropriate and inclusive services.

SC2 (S) Proven aptitude in positively building and maintaining workplace relationships, the ability to engage positively with self and others. Positive thinker that can effectively problem solve

SC3 (P) Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including negotiation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with business partners, referral agencies, children, families, and other service providers

SC4 (A) Ability to work independently and coordinate own role when multiple tasks are in place, whilst effectively contributing to a collegially multi-disciplinary team.

SC5 (E) Ability to transfer learning, skills and knowledge from prior training and relevant qualifications to support the development of others.

SC6 (P) Demonstrated knowledge and skills in Out of Home Care / Quality Assurance to ensure compliance with legislative requirements of the program and the Licensing requirements by the funding body.

Applications Close COB Monday 4 October 2021

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Mobile Community Care Worker

Contract position to 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension

75 hours per fortnight

Are you motivated and committed to:

  • providing quality care and support
  • providing client directed case management
  • providing support to clients with complex needs
  • working towards reducing homelessness

A vacancy exits for a confident and experienced Community Care Worker within our Integrated Mobile Service. Our program provides case management to people who are chronically homeless.

This role is primarily focused on:

  • Initiating contact with people who are homeless in public spaces with respectful and culturally appropriate engagement and assessment practices
  • Working in a client directed Case Management framework, including intake, assessment and referral
  • Providing high quality support, enabling the development of skills, meaningful participation and independence needed to access long term sustainable housing.
  • Maintain existing and further developing participation with relevant stakeholders to provide additional services.
  • Provide outreach support to people who are homeless, identify barriers to accessing required supports.
  • Development and facilitation of centre-based group activities within a holistic, strength based, person centred framework
  • Building and maintaining links to services with other relevant organisations
  • Undertake housing needs assessments
  • Ensuring accurate, confidential and meaningful records on clients are appropriately kept within the data system.

Operating from our South Townsville Community Hub this position is on a part-time – 75 hours per fortnight basis.  This position is classified under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 4.

For a copy of the full position description please email finance@altheaprojects.org.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.   Althea Projects is a child safe organisation.

Please email your resume and no more than 2-page letter of application to finance@altheaprojects.org.au ensuring you specifically address all the selection criteria detailed below

SC1 (P) Demonstrated experience working within a dynamic social service setting that provides responsive servicing to clients and/or experience working with homeless individuals and families or people experiencing chronic trauma, poverty and/or homelessness.

SC2 (A) Ability to work effectively and autonomously, ability to adapt to changes and challenges of a fast-paced environment of the Drop-In Centre whilst delivering quality services

SC3 (P) Experience working from a case management framework.  Sound knowledge of the community sector, networks and resource availability within the area.

SC4 (A) Excellent communication, interpersonal and client engagement skills, including demonstrated sensitivity to cultural awareness and needs of clients.

SC5 (E) Demonstrated capacity to work with people in crisis and an understanding of the behaviours of people who may be undergoing significant personal crisis due to homelessness and the range of attitudes that are/can be part of that.

Applications Close COB Friday 1 October 2021

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Recruitment & Assessment Worker

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, well then we might have the job for you.

The successful applicant will work closely with our current Recruitment & Assessment Worker reporting directly to the Program Manager. Our program provides foster and kinship care support services for children who are subject to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. Our service is funded to recruit, train, assess and support foster and kinship carers and provide out-of-home care placements for children and young people across our community.

This role is primarily focused on:

  • Actively recruiting new foster carers, organising and preparing recruitment events, undertaking and completing initial, general, kinship and re-approval assessments of foster and kinship carers and document lodgement with Department.
  • Leading Foster Carer training and providing on a rostered basis
  • Ensuring compliance with organisational licensing and auditing processes
  • Ensuring legislative documentation is completed within required timeframes
  • Preparing monthly (and as required) progress reports of Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) and assessments
  • Actioning all critical incidents in accordance with Althea Projects policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Actively participate in team activities
  • Provide after hours on-call support to carers on a rotational basis

If you hold a Degree in Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work plus a minimum of 12 months experience or a minimum of 4 years frontline experience in the field of Child Protection please consider applying for this fulfilling role.

Operating from our Aitkenvale premises this position is on a full-time basis.  This position is classified under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 5.

For a copy of the full position description please email finance@altheaprojects.org.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.   Althea Projects is a child safe organisation.

Please email your resume and no more than 2-page letter of application to finance@altheaprojects.org.au ensuring you specifically address all the selection criteria detailed below

SC1 (P) Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current practices, trends and theories relevant to the provision of out of home care services to children and young people.

SC2 (P) Demonstrated skills and experience in the provision of quality training and professional development strategies that meet the diverse needs of foster carers

SC3 (P) Demonstrated highly developed practice skills including assessment skills, interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills.

SC4 (A) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and network with government departments, other agencies, members of the community and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples having productive and professional conversations that meet the needs of clients and organisation

SC5 (S) Proven aptitude in positively building and maintaining workplace relationships.

SC6 (E) Ability to mentor and coach, sharing learnings, skills and knowledge with others.

Applications Close COB Friday 8 October 2021

 

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