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
    • Birthday 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 experience. For example: administration, community work, direct care, family support, fostering support, finance, HR, quality assurance and cultural positions.

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


As a Direct Care worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing a high quality of care, supervision, safety, security and personal support services from within a range of established procedures for children who reside at Althea House.
  • Correctly assessing the needs and applying appropriate technical responses to a range of complex behaviours being exhibited by children.
  • Implementing trauma informed best practice, positive behaviour support strategies which are focused on the dignity, rights and best interests of the child.
  • Assisting with organising outings and activities that relate to meeting the needs of children who are in the care of Althea House
  • Assisting the Coordinator with delegated supervisory tasks to lower level Direct Care Workers (DCW’s) from time to time and as required.
  • Transporting children who reside at Althea House in accordance with their weekly routines
  • Supervising family contact visits via phone calls when required and as directed.
  • Following daily general housekeeping routines
  • Following daily household management routines in the preparation of healthy and nutritious meals for children.
  • Undertaking and maintaining a high quality of accurate record management of client information, including completion of all required case management documentation.

In return, we offer you the following:

  • An opportunity to help change lives
  • Supportive management and team
  • SCHCDSI Award Level 3 wages
  • Attractive salary packaging up to $15,900 p.a.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual flu injections

Homelessness Community Case Worker

• Providing case management services, including intake, assessment, case planning,
case noting, and referral.
• When mobile, initiating contact with people who are homeless in public spaces and
other locations with respectful and culturally appropriate engagement and assessment
• Provide high quality support to individuals that will enable the development of skills,
meaningful participation and independence needed to access long term sustainable
• Collaborating with the Senior Case Worker or Centre Coordinator for any complex case
management needs
• Performing home visits and home safety assessments (if/when mobile).
• Participating in weekly roster meetings for clients who participate in volunteer project
work and providing health and safety induction for volunteers.
• Overseeing client volunteers in the centre and processing payments for paid
• Reassigning jobs when the paid volunteer who is rostered on does not show up
• Supervising and signing off the hours of those completing their community service at
the centre
• Ensuring project workers are working safely and following safety procedures
• Assisting with day-to-day operations at the Hub including and handling walk-in
inquiries, charging mobile phones, handing out washing power and other toiletries, and
filling the vending machine.
• Conducting ERF assessments, running weekly centre-based activities, and assisting
with sorting food donations from Oz Harvest
• Picking up food donations and bread when required
• Taking Morehead Meals orders over the phone or in person when required, and
delivering Morehead meals when needed
• Picking up/dropping off furniture donations when required
• Monitoring for potential risks posed by clients who may be under the influence of
substances that could pose a danger to staff or other centre users
• Changing money for people who are after coins to use the dryer
• Taking weekly and daily statistics
• Conducting weekly stocktakes
• Run centre-based group activities that are person centred and aim to reduce
homelessness and tenancy stress
• Helping with breakfast and lunch preparations for centre users and counting and
recording money from lunch.
• Actively contribute to maintaining a culture which values health, safety and wellbeing.
• Any other duties as reasonably required and which fall within the scope of this level.

Centre Coordinator (Althea's Community Hub)

• Coordinate daily operations at the Centre, including rosters which ensure coverage of
key centre based duties and integration with outreach duties.
• Coordination of all administrative and quality assurance functions of the centre, such
as record keeping, cash handling and invoicing, receipting and managing goods.
• Supervision of the Cook, Administration Officer and centre volunteers.
• Oversee and assist with routine matters including walk-in enquiries, charging mobile
phones, handing out washing power and toiletries, and filling the vending machine.
• Supervisor for the kitchen operation, overseeing the operation of Morehead Meals,
including menu planning and distribution.
• Create social media content showcasing activities and menus and thanking donors.
• Responsible for the sorting, storage and distribution of all centre donations.
• Coordinate and facilitate a diverse range of wellbeing group activities and disseminate
a calendar of monthly activities to the community.
• Build and maintain links to services with other relevant organisations with a view to
prioritising clients on a need’s basis, providing referrals where required with a view to
improving outcomes for people who are homeless.
• Lead weekly roster meetings for centre users who participate in volunteer project work
and provide documented health and safety induction for volunteers.
• Ensure administration officer is correctly processing volunteer project allowances.

• Monitor potential risks posed by centre users who may be under the influence of
substances that could pose a danger to staff or other centre users.
• Adherence with organisational Quality Framework, policies and procedures,
compliance with Work Health & Safety, Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.
• Ensure accurate, confidential and meaningful records are kept on clients.
• Represent Althea Projects at relevant network events on a rotational basis.
• Actively contribute to maintaining a culture which values health, safety and wellbeing.
• Any other duties as reasonably required and which fall within the scope of this level.

Foster & Kinship Case Worker

As a Foster and Kinship Case Worker you will be responsible for:

  • Providing case management services of allocated carers, including development and maintenance of carer support plans, case noting all matters, assisting carers with the health needs of children in their care, including coordinating referrals for complex health needs, NDIS, medical appointments, and approvals, attending all key stakeholder meetings, assisting with children’s casework planning.
  • Maintaining carer and child files on database, ensuring compliance requirements are met and files are kept current.
  • Attending handover meetings and coordinate the induction program for new carers.
  • Monitoring foster and kinship care placements to ensure the standards of care are being met and following established policies and procedures for raising and reporting concerns.
  • Working within the Queensland Government licensing and compliance requirements.
  • Working as a positive member of the care team through problem solving and managing day to day emergencies as they arise, including coordinating discussions and arrangements relating to children (i.e., school changes/emergency transport).
  • Responding promptly to crises and emergencies, offering guidance and assistance to foster and kinship carers to manage challenging behaviours, emotional issues, and other disruptions that may arise.
  • Coordinating respite care arrangements for children within your carer caseload as needed.
  • Facilitating regulatory training for all carers within their first 12 months as required.
  • Carrying out monthly home visits for all carers and document these as required.
  • Participating in the recruitment and assessment of foster carers and assist with matching referrals to carers.
  • Participating actively within the team including team meetings, planning days and training as well as supporting team members as needed.
  • Involvement in agency and industry events, including at times out of hours.
  • Participating in the 24/7 on call phone support roster and determine escalation pathways to the Department and to Manager on Call for serious and critical incidents.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Child Safety Protection Act and HSQF standards.
  • Acting in accordance with our mission and values at all times.
  • Actively contribute to maintaining a culture which values health, safety and wellbeing.

Assistant Accountant

The role will be directly responsible for:

  • Month-end financial closing, including preparation of accruals, prepayments, balance sheet account reconciliations and assisting with analysis of results.
  • Preparation of monthly profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow statements.
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual organisation budgets and grant and funding applications.
  • Filling in for the Corporate Services Manager as needed, from time to time.
  • Assisting with financial analysis, and scenario forecasting of program income and expenditure.
  • Preparation and lodgement of ATO reporting, including IAS and BAS and liaison with ATO as required.
  • Preparation of annual FBT return.
  • Reviewing and maintaining accuracy in program income and expenditure allocation.
  • Preparation of fortnightly departmental billing data.
  • Preparation of acquittal financial data.
  • Assisting with preparation for annual external audit process.
  • Working in accordance with all relevant legislation, including Australian Accounting Standards, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, Australian Taxation Law, Goods and Services Act.

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