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Through our close partnerships with government and the tertiary and NGO sectors, our employees make a difference by enriching Queensland’s communities through community development, health, leadership and sector development. We offer a range of challenging and rewarding jobs to suit people of varying skill levels, experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud of our workplace culture that values diversity.  Our programs are evolving through innovation and contemporary design to ensure the best outcomes for our communities. Our people understand their expectations and have the resources to deliver required outcomes.  Our location in West End offers enviable access to public transport and some of the best (and cheapest!) food in Brisbane. If you have any questions about working with ECCQ, please contact us on administration@eccq.com.au or (07) 3844 9166.

Project Officer – Bi-lingual Carers Project

Applications close: 03 May, 2017.

  • Contract: Fixed term until 30 November 2017
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Hours of Work: 22.5 hours per week (days of work may vary subject to project needs)
  • Location: West End, Brisbane

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) has been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, across all of Queensland. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

ECCQ has been the industry leader in providing culturally inclusive community based and in home care through our division, Diversicare. ECCQ’s residential aged care division, Berlasco Court Caring Centre focuses on cultural inclusiveness alongside excellence in care.

About the Role:

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) through its Bi-lingual Carers Project is delivering training to assist disadvantaged culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queenslanders to improve their skill levels and employment prospects. The project is designed to overcome the many challenges faced by people from CALD backgrounds in obtaining meaningful employment.

In collaboration with Brisbane TAFE, your role will be to provide support and assistance to CALD Queenslanders to undertake formal training to gain nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications in Aged Care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the project in partnership with Brisbane TAFE.
  • Responsible for the recruitment of appropriate participants (minimum of 18) to participate in the project.
  • Provide culturally appropriate support to CALD participants to identify their barriers to learning, develop individual learning and support plans and propose actions as required.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders including Brisbane TAFE to provide support and resources to CALD participants.
  • Maintain regular communication with participants to ensure the learning support services provided are beneficial and that needs are met in line with course outcomes.
  • Provide regular project updates to ECCQ Management, Program Manager  and the Department of Education and Training in line with project’s KPI’s.

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in community development roles.
  • Experience in the community services and health sector is desirable.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly and accurately write reports.
  • Good organisation and time management skills and experience in project coordination.
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst planning, organising and managing competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve project outcomes and organisation goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the drive and capacity to communicate positively to members and staff throughout all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated high level computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite programs.

Other requirements

  • Currently hold, or be eligible to obtain a National Police Check
  • Have access to and use of a roadworthy vehicle for work purposes
  • Current Queensland Driver’s license
  • Right to work in Australia

To apply for this position email the following information to hr@diversicare.com.au, using the subject line: Project Officer – Bright Future Program application

Include the following information as part of your application:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A cover letter addressing the above listed ‘Skills and Experience’.

 

Program Officer – My Health for Life Project

Applications close: 05 May, 2017.

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) has been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, across all of Queensland. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

ECCQ has been the industry leader in providing culturally inclusive community based and in home care through our division, Diversicare. ECCQ’s residential aged care division, Berlasco Court Caring Centre focuses on cultural inclusiveness alongside excellence in care.

About the Role:

  • Position Title: Program Officer ‘My Health for Life’ Program
  • Contract: Full Time Fixed term until 30 June 2018 (Extension will be subject to performance and ongoing funding availability)
  • Salary: By negotiation
  • Location: West End, Brisbane

ECCQ is seeking a motivated and outcome-focused person to join our Chronic Disease Division based in Brisbane. The program delivers culturally appropriate health education and resources to ethnic communities across Queensland.

The My Health for Life! Program is a state-wide prevention program which will support a minimum of 10,000 Queenslander’s who have been assessed as being at high risk of developing preventable chronic diseases to make healthy lifestyle changes through access to evidence-based telephone health coaching, group based lifestyle modification programs and online support. Chronic disease in Queensland continues to have a significant impact on individuals and the broader health system. Many of these chronic diseases are largely preventable, and reducing the prevalence of modifiable risk factors in the community has the potential to deliver significant health improvements.

Delivery of the My Health for Life! program will be by the Healthier Queensland Alliance – an alliance led by Diabetes Queensland including Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (QAIHC), Ethnic Community Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the 7 Primary Healthcare Networks, with support from Ernst & Young (EY) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working closely with the  ‘My Health for Life’ Program Coordinator to deliver key performance indicators in line with the funding agreement and guidelines.
  • Responsible for program promotion and resource development in collaboration with Multicultural Health Workers.
  • Training coordination, general supervision and technical support to Multicultural Health Workers.
  • Assist with the management of the project budget and provide advice to the Program Manager where appropriate and as required.
  • Assist the ‘My Health for Life’ Program Coordinator as required with written updates and reports regarding progress of program  to key stakeholders which includes Program Implementation Team, ECCQ Management and Funding Body.

Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate qualification in Public Health, Nutrition, Physiotherapy or health related field.
  • High level understanding of health related needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.
  • Sound understanding of key multicultural issues within Queensland and Australia.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly and accurately write reports.
  • Good organisation and time management skills and experience in project coordination.
  • Self motivated, with the ability to work under pressure whilst planning, organising and managing competing priorities and deadlines in order to achieve project outcomes and organisation goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the drive and capacity to communicate positively to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated high level computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite programs.

Other requirements

  • Currently hold, or be eligible to obtain a Working with Children Blue Card.
  • Possess a current Queensland driver’s license in Australia and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
  • Flexibility in relation to being able to work outside normal business hours as and when required.
  • Right to Work in Australia with no restrictions

As an employee of ECCQ you will also have access to generous salary packaging benefits that can significantly increase your take home pay.

To apply for this position, please email hr@diversicare.com.au, using the subject line: Program Officer – My Health for Life Project application and include the following information as part of your application:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A cover letter addressing the above listed Skills and Experience.

For more information about this position during business hours please contact:

Hong Do – Program Manager
Mobile: 0426 290 036 or email hongd@eccq.com.au.