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About us

selectability exists to improve the mental wellbeing of regional Queenslanders and to champion suicide prevention in our communities.  

We are one of the largest providers of mental health services across our diverse footprint.  

Our focus is always the individual and their goals and aspirations.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work.

We value:

  • Commitment…consumers, their goals and their rights are everything.

  • Accountability…we take responsibility for our actions.

  • Compassion…we understand and care deeply about our consumers.

  • Respect…we acknowledge that everyone is different and promote equal human rights.

  • Integrity…we do the right thing even when no one is looking.

  • Innovation…we believe that every day is an opportunity to improve.

  • Positivity...we engender courage and passion for a better future.

About the role

Are you an experienced communications professional with a creative flair and an eye for a good news stories? We want to hear from you!

We have a new opportunity for an experienced communications officer to join our growing team. In this varied role you will work with the marketing and communications manager to drive brand awareness and implement plans that support the organisation’s strategic direction.

This role works across a large regional Queensland footprint so key to your success will be your ability to create engaging content tailored to the needs of these diverse communities.


The Communications and Media Officer will assist in the preparation and implementation of effective media and communications plans across selectability’s large regional Queensland footprint. 

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, the role will:

  • Assist in the implementation of media/PR strategies to support and promote marketing activity, services, programs , fundraising and events to meet communications objectives

  • Managing all media booking and buying

  • Gather, write and distribute stories and other content from across our regions selectability’s social media, website, publications and internal communication initiatives

  • Assist in providing communications and media support for launches and campaigns through the implementation of agreed plans

  • Assist in providing a consistent flow of media information/activity and key messages to the leadership team and other internal stakeholders. 

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • Tertiary qualification in public relations, communications and/or journalism.

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role.

  • Experience in dealing with media and generating coverage.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills particularly creating PR angles desirable to media.

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to tailor writing to a brief and present material in a concise style for the selectability’s publications and digital platforms.

  • Ability to assist in the coordination of media launches and events.

  • An understanding of the regional Queensland media landscape and public relations best practice.

  • Ability to solicit and research material on issues relevant to selectabiity’s purpose and strategic directions 

  • Advanced MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express.

  • Good organisational skills.

Role Requirements

  • A current Australian Drivers Licence

  • a Blue Card with a Yellow Card exemption (or the ability to complete before you start visit [link removed]

  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You' completion certificate

    (visit to access this free module)

Note: It is a mandatory condition of employment for this position to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to commencing. 

About the offer

  • up to $15,900 FBT salary packaging benefits

  • On the job training

  • Flexible hours

  • Initially on offer is a 6 month fixed term contract with a view to extend in the new financial year. There is the potential for this position to become ongoing for the right candidate. 


If this sounds like you, please apply and provide your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications in relation to the above requirements, as well as two recent examples of your written work. 

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are the best person for this role. 

If you would like more information please contact selectability’s HR team on 07 4724 6842 or apply via

Get in touch

Ph. 1800 133 123

66-68 Charles Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

PO Box 189, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.