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Celebrating Our ACVVS Volunteers and Promoting Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness

Last week, IMPACT Community Services' ACVVS volunteers were celebrated with a special (belated) National Volunteers Week morning tea, acknowledging their invaluable dedication to enriching the lives of the elderly, who often confront isolation and loneliness.

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Case Manager, Intensive Family Support - Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD

IMPACT Community Services is currently recruiting a full time Case Manager to join the Intensive Family Support Service based at our Fraser Coast office. The Intensive Family Support Service responds to vulnerable families with children and young people (up to 18), who are at risk of involvement in the statutory child protection system. This is […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The Pursuit of Happiness

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the complexities of happiness, suggesting that true contentment may lie not in material possessions or achievements, but in living a life aligned with one’s purpose and values, and appreciating the small moments of joy.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: National Reconciliation Week - A Time for Reflection and Renewed Commitment

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the significance of National Reconciliation Week in Australia, highlighting historical milestones and advocating for active participation in reconciliation efforts, especially through meaningful workplace engagement and education on Indigenous cultures and histories.

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Support Worker - Positive Start Parenting Program

IMPACT Community Services is seeking a dedicated Support Worker for our Positive Start Parenting Program. This role focuses on early intervention to support child and family wellbeing in Bundaberg.

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Acknowledgement of Country

FULL VERSION Together, We Move towards a future inclusive of all. This begins by acknowledging our presence on the lands of Aboriginal communities; those who have experienced a history of being excluded from Australian society. IMPACT Community Services operates across the Fraser Coast, Wide Bay, North Burnett, South Burnett and Discovery Coast. These are, and […]

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Support Workers, FMHSS - Bundaberg & Wide Bay QLD

About the Position We are currently recruiting two Support Workers within our Family Mental Health Support Service. These are Part Time Fixed Term positions of 38 hours per fortnight, until 28 February 2025. The Family Mental Health Support Service provide early intervention and support to assist children and young people with, or at risk of […]

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"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the urgent national crisis of domestic, family, and sexual violence, emphasising its pervasive impact on society and the necessity for collective action and cohesive support systems.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Empower Her to Financial Independence

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses how evolving societal norms have empowered women’s financial independence. She emphasises the crucial role of financial literacy in enabling women to achieve autonomy and self-reliance.

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"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the growing national trend of school refusal, the factors contributing to this issue, and how a "wellbeing first" approach may just be the key to unlocking the potential of these young people.

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Money Matters: Women's Road to Financial Independence since the 50's

Discover how gender roles and financial strategies intersect in the latest episode of the "Stronger Together" podcast, hosted by Tanya O'Shea from IMPACT Community Services, featuring expert financial advisor Ben Neilson. This episode, explores the dynamic shifts in financial planning and gender roles through insightful discussions and practical advice.  In this enlightening episode, Ben shares […]

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Boiling Point the Documentary

Join us at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre for the screening of "Boiling Point," a powerful documentary that examines the lives of men who have moved away from violence in their relationships. Produced by The Outback Mind Foundation, "Boiling Point" is not just a film; it's part of a movement towards profound social change. The documentary […]

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Hinkler Innovation Series Luncheon

Yesterday, the 1st May 2024, IMPACT's Managing Director Tanya O'Shea was one of four inspirational guest speakers at the Hinkler Innovation Series Luncheon, "Innovation to Live Longer," during which she announced IMPACT's exciting initiative, the IMPACT Community Academy. As a Special Assistance School, The IMPACT Community Academy, aims to provide alternative education options that address […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Nurturing Purpose—Addressing Youth Wellbeing Through Education

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the critical importance of aligning personal values with work and education to enhance mental wellbeing and health, highlighting the innovative IMPACT Community Academy as a model for purpose-driven education to address increased disengagement in the mainstream system.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Reacting vs. Responding—The Neuroscience of Human Behaviour

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the crucial difference between reacting and responding in life’s pivotal moments and how it can affect the quality of our personal and professional relationships.

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