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  • Part Time – 21 hrs per week  
  • Work hours 9am to 4.30pm 3 days per week, on days to be negotiated  
  • Fixed Term Contract to 30 June, with potential for extension depending on  funding

We are seeking to employ a qualified and experienced professional with a passion for  community work and demonstrated commitment to social justice principles, to take up a  varied and exciting role in a busy and culturally diverse community centre in South- Western  Sydney.  

The Community Development Worker position aims at developing and delivering relevant  programs and activities for disadvantaged and vulnerable community members, including  CALD communities, with a focus on children 6-18, youth, women and the aged. You will  collaborate both internally and externally with community groups and networks to build  community capacity.  

You must have community development experience, including the ability to identify  community needs, plan and develop community projects and work with people from  culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

To apply for this position, please submit a written application addressing each of the Selection Criteria.

Key responsibilities 

  • To work closely with the community, local service providers and other key  stakeholders to identify local needs and develop strategies  
  • To support and grow the centre’s TEI community strengthening activities
  • To develop community partnerships to enhance service delivery for the program’s  target groups 
  • To recruit, train and support volunteers to support the community strengthening  programs  
  • To recruit teachers/ facilitators to facilitate centre- based activities 
  • To develop appropriate promotional strategies to assist in connecting the community  to programs 
  • To meet contractual obligations to the funding body, including meeting annual client  targets and data collection requirements,  
  • To comply with all centre polices, procedures and code of conduct

Details

Applications Close January 21, 2022
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Job Category Community Development
Job Field Neighbourhood, Community Awareness/Development/Engagement
Employment Basis Part Time
Location Western Sydney

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social or welfare related fields, with at least 5  years continuous employment experience in the community sector  
  • Previous Community Development Experience 
  • Skills in needs identification processes including, research, community  consultations, literature reviews, examination of local data etc. 
  • Experience in developing new community projects and applying for funding
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with strong planning,  organizational and co-ordination skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting and managing volunteers  
  • Ability to work as an effective team member 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills and an ability to  establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders. 
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to use Microsoft applications, social media  platforms etc 
  • Knowledge of current child protection legislation and WH&S
  • Current driver license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.

Desirable Criteria

  • Bilingual/bicultural skills. 
  • Experience in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse  backgrounds.
  • Ability to work after hours if required

Other Information

Salary and Conditions: 

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Service Industry (SCHCADS) Award, NSW. 

Salary based on Level 4 of the Award. Starting salary is dependent on experience and  qualifications. 

What we offer 

  • Supportive and professional team environment 
  • Transparent and Cohesive work culture  
  • Staff development & access to training opportunities 
  • Work in the Greenacre CBD 
  • Paid Christmas leave
  • On site car park

How to Apply

You must submit the following documents for your application be considered. Failure to submit any of the listed documents will automatically render your application invalid.

  1. A current Resume’
  2. A cover letter
  3. A Statement of Selection Criteria, describing how you meet each point of the Essential and Desirable Criteria .

Child protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to WWCC checks and police checks

Applicants must be Australian Citizens or have Permanent Resident Status

For an information package please email: info@gacc.org.au

Applications close 9am Friday 21 January 2022

Greenacre Area Community Centre

Greenacre Area Community Centre (GACC) is a not-for-profit  community organisation offering a range of services and programs to the local communities  of Greenacre, Chullora, Mt Lewis and the wider Canterbury Bankstown Local Government  Area. 

We receive TEI funding and other funding to implement programs that support the local  community. 

We have been in operation since the late 90’s. Our work centres around providing  community capacity building programs for the whole community, with a particular focus on  children, young people, families and socially isolated or disadvantaged communities.

GACC has built strong local networks and collaborates with other agencies to increase  community access to services.  

We have a committed, professional and supportive management committee.

Email address info@gacc.org.au