- Part time role (4 days/wk) based in Claymore and Campbelltown LGA
- $39.55ph - $42.55ph + Super + Salary Packaging
- Flexible Friendly organisation, Hybrid work options available
The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: children, young people, and their families; First Nations Australians; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. 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.
- 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
We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:
- Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
- Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
- Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.
- Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years
- Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.
- Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth
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!
To apply please submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role
Call Kristy Organ on 0420 959 675 to discuss the role in more detail
The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. 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.