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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Community Development Worker

  • Full time contract position until 30th June 2023 based in Claymore and Campbelltown LGA  
  • $86k - $92k inclusive of super + Salary Packaging   
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH options available  

We are Australia’s first charity, providing a range of Disability, Child, Youth and Family and Aged Care services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. Our vision is for a just society where all Australians can live their best life. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change.  

About this role  

As a Community Development Worker you will foster, develop and evaluate initiatives and opportunities within the community that engage and empower residents, improve service offerings, increase service capacity and reach, and build community capacity and resilience. This includes program planning, coordinating, leading community events and partnering with other organisations to improve outcomes for our clients.  

Duties  

  • Develop relevant strategies and activities to gather data and engage stakeholders in understanding community assets, needs and opportunities   
  • Implement and review strategies and opportunities with the aim of improving service capacity in the local area  
  • Support, advise, coach, train and coordinate community partners and community initiated programs (where appropriate) to access and apply for funding and establish appropriate administration, quality, governance and collaboration structures and practices 
  • Provide case management support to vulnerable people/ families in the community who may be experiencing family and domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and risk of homelessness 
  • Facilitate afterschool mentoring programs  

Our Benefits 

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   

  • Salary Benefits - In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and package vehicles!   
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours  + laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees   
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years    
  • Wellness-  Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program +  opportunity to purchase additional leave    
  • Professional development - Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities  

Skills and Experience  

  • Degree qualification in community services, social work or similar or a minimum of five years community development experience.  
  • Previous experience in a similar role, or a role working with external partners/stakeholders to achieveshared objectives  
  • Excellent understanding of, and commitment to, community development theory and practices  
  • Excellent understanding of risk and safety issues such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and homelessness  
  • Understanding of the needs of diverse communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) communities  

Apply online today!  

Call Kristy Organ on 0420 959 675 to discuss the role in more detail 

Click here for Position Profile

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.