Community Development Officer

  • 172 Dixon Drive, Holder
  • Full-Time
  • Community Development

About Communities@Work   

Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change. 


About the Role 

Under the guidance of the Community Development Manager the Community Development Officer will assist with the development and delivery of the organisation's Community Development and New & Emerging Communities programs

Communities@Work has a focus on Asset Based Community Development to foster and encourage the development of sustainable communities. 



  • Contribute to Community Development across the ACT 

  • Assist with the development and delivery of sustainable activities across the program 

  • Provide support and guidance to groups and individuals in developing and implementing community building activities as required including some out of normal business hour activities (evening/weekends) 

  • Where applicable, facilitate the integration of community development initiatives into existing programs and strategies 

  • As required manage consultations with individuals, groups and other agencies in the development and implementation of projects

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of specified data and evaluation of service provision 

  • Facilitate a continuous quality improvement approach to the development, implementation and review of community projects

  • Maintain appropriate administration records, monitor processes, evaluate service provision and provide a high level of reporting to management and stakeholders as required 

  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships 

  • Act as a Champion for the organisation and seek opportunities to promote Communities@Work's Vision and Values 

  • Other program tasks as directed 


Workplace Compliance: 

  • Understands and supports the Communities@Work Vision, Mission and Values 

  • Maintain appropriate professional codes of ethics and work standards 

  • Comply with Communities@Work services' policies and procedures 

  • Work within WHS guidelines and promote safe work practices 

  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations 

  • Is responsive to changes in client needs, manages client expectations and provides a courteous and professional service to clients 

  • Compliance with Mandatory Reporting requirements 

Team Work

  • Builds and sustains positive relationships with team members and clients 

  • Works collaboratively and is an effective team member 

  • Understands and responds to different communication styles, and treats people with respect and courtesy 

  • Understands diversity and tries to see different perspectives 

  • Identifies learning opportunities and understands constructive feedback 

  • Display excellence in client service 


Skills and Experience 


  • Qualifications and experience in Community Development (Diploma level and above) 

  • Project and event management capabilities, demonstrating ability to lead projects 

  • Have an understanding of Asset Based Community Development 

  • Sound oral and written communications skills and computer literacy  

  • Can work independently as required 

  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration  

  • Current driver's licence and access to vehicle 


  • Has experience in Asset Based Community Development 

  • Experience of working in the community services sector 

  • Demonstrated skills in developing and implementing community capacity building activities that support community groups of all ages.  

  • Project and event management 

  • Experience in group work, facilitation and community engagement activities 

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships and networks 


  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community  

  • Inclusive and friendly workplace  

  • Salary Packagingmeal and entertainment cards 

  • Leave concessions and employee child care discounts  

  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement 

  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)  


How to Apply 

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.? 

Communities@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: 11/06/2021

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