Community Development Officer

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Community Development Manager and within a team-based environment, the Community Development Officer will assist with the development and delivery of the organisations Community Development program. The program is responsible for fulfilling contractual obligations entered into by Communities at Work, with regard to its Community Development program.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Provide a leading role in contributing to Community Development across the ACT.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of sustainable activities across the ACT.
  • Provide support and guidance to groups and/or individuals in developing and implementing community building activities - including some out of normal business hours (evening/weekends)
  • Where applicable, facilitate the integration of community development initiatives into existing programs and strategies - internal and external.
  • As required work in collaboration with government; non- government agencies and business in the development and implementation of projects that address identified need.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of specified data, and evaluation of service provision.
  • Development of progress reports to management and funding bodies as required.
  • Facilitate a continuous quality improvement approach to all work.
  • Act as a Champion for Communities at Work and seek opportunities to promote the organisation values.


Skills and Experience

*                  Maintain current "Working With Vulnerable People" registration.

*                  Qualifications and experience in Community Development or recognised equivalent.

*                  Strong oral, representation, and interpersonal communication skills.

*                  Skills in research, analysis, and report writing.

*                  Strong ICT skills.

*                  Ability to work collaboratively within a team or independently.

*                  Ability and willingness to undertake after hours and weekend work, as required.

*                  Current driver's licence.

*                  Maintain a current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration.

*                  Experience in Asset Based Community Development and Project and Event Management are desired


As a valued member of Communities at Work, you will:

  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organization.
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay with salary packaging.
  • Access discounted childcare and education services for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
  • Grow your career with professional development, training and mentoring
  • Enjoy options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.


About Communities at Work

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of early education and care services in the region. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the local community. Our focus is on enriching lives today and shaping better futures tomorrow.


We are the four-time winner of the "Large Employer of the Year" award at the ACT Training Awards (2019, 2020 and 2021) which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in training, professional development, and career progression of our people.


With over 40 years of experience in the ACT and Capital Region, our people help us deliver a wide range of high-quality education and community services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance the quality of life and lead to positive social change in the Canberra community.


How to Apply


Click APPLY, be sure to include a cover letter, or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 


Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


Closing date for applications: 26/03/2023

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