Applications close at 4pm, Wednesday 19 August 2020

Health Consumers Queensland is offering five consumers who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to lead consultation with your local community on your knowledge, experience and understanding of unplanned pregnancy.

About the project

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Children by Choice to facilitate five community discussions in August to hear about your knowledge, experience, and understanding of unexpected or unplanned pregnancy.

Children by Choice is a non-profit organisation funded by the Queensland Department of Child Safety Youth and Women to provide information, counselling and referrals to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Queensland. They provide non-judgemental all options counselling, information and referrals for Queenslanders through their state-wide phone line, via videoconference, and in person at their Brisbane office.

Children by Choice acknowledge and honour the traditional owners of country throughout Queensland and their continued connection to land and community.

Children by Choice is commencing their Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan in 2020.

This series of Kitchen Table Discussions will allow us to centre the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their knowledge, experience and understanding of unplanned pregnancy in Queensland. We are committed to listening, learning, and improving the ways we support the needs of First Nations people who contact our service.

About Kitchen Table Discussions

Kitchen Table Discussions are consultation sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.

Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to six community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype the host will invite five community members to participate. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them. After the session the host provides their participants feedback to Health Consumers Queensland.

Who are we looking for as Consumer or Carer Hosts?

We would like our hosts to have experience or an interest in unexpected and/or unplanned pregnancy, and who have strong community connections.

Find out more

Find out more about this role, how to host a kitchen table discussion, payment details and the support we offer here.

How to apply

Please complete this application form and return it to consumer@hcq.org.au by 4.00pm on Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

For assistance completing this application please contact Health Consumers Queensland via projects@hcq.org.au or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

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