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STRONGER TOGETHER: The Heart of Community—The True Value of NFPs and Social Enterprises

Working with NFPs and social enterprises provides a unique opportunity to align passion with purpose. Social enterprises, in particular, resonate with those seeking to create positive change while pursuing their professional endeavours, offering a chance to channel energy and talents toward lasting benefits for the community.

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Forklift & Truck Driver

Join IMPACT Community Services as a Forklift & Truck Driver and contribute to our recycling efforts in a substantial way. With competitive benefits and the chance to work in a dynamic team, your role will be central to our mission of building a caring community.

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More Than a Job: Nurturing a Culture of Care at New iMage Laundry

What sets New iMage Laundry apart is its culture of solidarity and empathy. "Everyone down there does seem to help one another," Ann observes. In this nurturing environment, employees don't just work alongside each other; they support and uplift one another through thick and thin.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Weathering Life's Storms—Insights from Muddy Puddles and Leaky Roofs

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the analogy of "muddy puddles and leaky ceilings," drawing inspiration from James Clear's concept and adding her own perspective. She illustrates how childhood experiences of jumping in muddy puddles can offer insights into problem-solving. While muddy puddles may clear up on their own if left alone, a leaky roof—symbolic of unresolved issues—will inevitably lead to escalating consequences if ignored.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Rewriting the Script—Exploring Neurodiversity in Modern Narratives

This week Tanya discusses the evolving portrayal of neurodiversity in mainstream media, highlighting both its strides towards inclusivity and the ongoing need for nuanced and respectful representations that move beyond stereotypes.

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NDIS Service Manager

Join the dedicated team at IMPACT Community Services as an NDIS Service Manager and play a pivotal role in empowering NDIS participants through strategic leadership and innovative service delivery. With significant benefits and a supportive environment, make a real difference in our community.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Beyond the Classroom - Navigating the Challenges of School Avoidance and Mental Wellbeing

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the pressing issues facing our young people, from the rising tide of mental health challenges to the troubling phenomenon of school avoidance.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Beyond the Celebration -Diagnosis Challenges for Neurodivergent Women

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Tanya reflects on the challenges faced by neurodivergent women and girls, whose experiences are often overlooked, misdiagnosed, or even dismissed.

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Prep Transition Program Prepares Children for Positive Start at School

The first five years are crucial for child growth and development, and IMPACT Community Services’ innovative Prep Transition Program offers a guiding hand to parents and their little ones, ensuring children get the best possible start in life.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Resilience—The Forgotten Playground Skill

This week Tanya discusses the paradox of modern parenting, where children are physically protected but lack mental resilience, advocating for a recalibration of parenting approaches to foster strength and adaptability in the face of adversity.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Reflections on International Women's Day—Celebrating Uniqueness

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya reflects on the profound meaning of International Women's Day, while encouraging women to embrace and celebrate their imperfections as sources of strength and uniqueness.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Recognising and Valuing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the challenges neurodivergent individuals face in the workplace due to a lack of understanding and accommodation, and how employers can create inclusive environments to unlock their full potential.

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Discovery Coast Health Professionals Network for Better Care

IMPACT Community Health Service (ICHS) Discovery Coast hosted its second Health Professionals Network Evening in Agnes Water on Tuesday 23 January 2024, attracting 15 attendees from various health sectors.

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The Cost of Leadership: Burnout and the High-Profile Exodus

This morning IMPACT Community Services' Managing Director Tanya O'Shea was on ABC Wide Bay Breakfast talking to David Dowsett about her recent Outstanding Leadership Awards nomination, as well as the challenges and burnout facing high-profile figures in intense leadership roles.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Embracing Neurodiversity—A Celebration of Individuality and Difference

"STRONGER TOGETHER" is a weekly column where Tanya explores key issues. This week Tanya discusses the importance of embracing neurodiversity, advocating for a deeper understanding and acceptance of diverse cognitive perspectives.

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