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Community Development Worker


Employer: Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Community Development, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 02 November, 2018.
Applications close: 22 November, 2018. (Expired)

Background

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre is a neighbourhood house in the culturally diverse growth area of Epping North. Our objectives are to provide opportunities for lifelong learning; to foster environmental stewardship and practices and to enhance community connection and social inclusion.

We provide a gathering place with a community focus and opportunities for life-long learning, skills development, information sharing, social and recreational activities and community development. We support local community groups with low cost meeting and function space. We are an incorporated association supported by local and state government. We use environmentally sustainable practices in all our operations. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan and implement programs based on members’ and local community needs and interests.
  • Deliver programs through the most appropriate mechanisms, including partnerships and/or through contractors and/or volunteers.
  • Produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter.
  • Provide social media content to promote the work of CFLLC.
  • Investigate and recommend potential funding sources and assist the Manager in preparing funding submissions for community programs 

Selection Criteria - Knowledge

  • Sound understanding of community development theory, principles, roles and skills.
  • Knowledge of current research methods, including the use of statistics in research, and of current evaluation techniques and processes.
  • Working knowledge of community engagement practices.
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing design principles and digital distribution programs
  • Volunteer management practices.
  • Knowledge of responsibilities in creating and maintaining Child Safe environments.

Selection Criteria - Skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and group work communication skills.
  • Community engagement skills.
  • Capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to produce desktop published newsletters and newsletter templates 
  • Ability to distribute digital newsletters
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work under limited direction.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications.

Organisational relationships

The position reports to the Manager and works under general direction;

The position supervises volunteers as required.

Key Dates

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Position commences Tuesday 29th January 2019 for 20 weeks to 28th June 2109 with the possibility of extension if further funding can be found.

Other

CFLLC is a signatory to the Neighbourhood Houses and Adult Community Education Centres  Collective Agreement 2016.

The role requires a Working With Children Check and a Police Check. 

For more information

Contact Max Sargent, Manager 0390234606, 0400 235 529 Tuesday to Friday. 

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.