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Strengthening Leadership Muscles Daily

Leadership is a dynamic and evolving practice, one that Rachael Cook, CEO of Inclusee, exemplifies in her work to reduce isolation and loneliness among older Australians through digital technology. In a recent podcast episode hosted by Tanya O'Shea, Managing Director of IMPACT Community Services, Rachael shared her experiences and insights on leadership, the challenges of […]

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Welcome to Parenting Pathways

Parenting is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and moments that shape us as caregivers. At IMPACT Community Services (IMPACT), we understand that every parent faces unique hurdles - from navigating early childhood development to managing the pressures of daily life. That's why we're excited to introduce Parenting Pathways, a new initiative designed to support […]

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Support Worker - Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast

Join IMPACT Community Services as a Support Worker in our Family Mental Health Support Service, providing vital non-clinical mental health services to young people and their families. Enjoy a 9-day fortnight and extensive professional development opportunities.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Harnessing Creativity for Mental Wellbeing

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses how proactive mental health practices, such as those outlined in “Creative First Aid” by Caitlin Marshall and Lizzie Rose, can build emotional resilience and help manage crises effectively.

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Forklift & Truck Driver

Join IMPACT Community Services as a Forklift & Truck Driver and contribute to a caring and inclusive community. Enjoy benefits like a 9 day fortnight, salary packaging, and professional development opportunities.

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Recycling & Collections Manager

Join our team as the Recycling & Collections Manager at IMPACT Community Services in Bundaberg, QLD. Lead and manage our recycling facility, ensuring operational efficiency and sustainability. Enjoy a 9-day fortnight, salary packaging benefits, and professional development opportunities while making a positive impact on the community. Apply now and take the next step in your career!

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EmpowerHer: Supporting Local Women Where They Are

IMPACT Community Services is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women program. This funding will enable the launch of the EmpowerHer initiative, aimed at supporting women and girls in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, and Discovery Coast regions.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: The Donkey, the Tiger, and the Lion—A Lesson in Futility

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the futility of arguing with those who are closed to reason, highlighting the wisdom of choosing battles wisely and moving on from futile debates.

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Casual Container Refund Point (CRP) Sorters

IMPACT Community Services is looking for 2 x Container Refund Point (CRP) Sorters to join our teams at Qunaba and Uni Drive. If you have strong numeracy skills and a passion for recycling, apply now! Regular Saturday shifts available.

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Youth Coach - Xtreme Turnabout

IMPACT Community Services is looking for a Youth Coach to join our Xtreme Turnabout program in Bundaberg. If you have experience with marginalised youth and a passion for making a difference, apply now!

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Inclusive Wellbeing - Shifting from Self-Help to Community Empowerment in the Workplace

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the importance of shifting the focus from individual to community and workplace responsibility in promoting inclusive wellbeing, advocating for environments that support healthy choices and a holistic approach that values every individual’s contribution to collective health and success.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Beyond the Canvas – The Therapeutic Power of Creativity

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the transformative power of creativity in enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents, advocating for its integration into education and community to foster engagement, emotional resilience, and a broader, empathetic worldview.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Disconnecting to Reconnect

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the importance of modelling a balanced digital life for our children by setting boundaries and valuing real-life interactions over constant social media engagement.

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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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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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