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Community Development Worker

Domestic Violence Action Centre

The Community Development Worker will continue to develop strong links and partnerships with key stakeholders, service providers and community members. The role will also be responsible for managing social media profile and strategy for DVAC to improve the reach and efficacy of the development work.

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) has a long history in providing high quality services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic and family violence in the Ipswich, Toowoomba and surrounding regions. DVAC works from a feminist perspective. We have a gender analysis of domestic violence that understands that domestic and family violence is a result of systemic power imbalances and inequalities. We acknowledge the many barriers that exist for women and their families as they seek safety and support, and that women from diverse backgrounds can face particular and unique barriers. We are strong advocates for change on all levels. We actively stand against all forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and multiple other forms of oppression) and believe in the right of justice, equality and fairness for all.

The Community Development Worker position is part-time (60hrs) per fortnight or 4 Days per week comprising of Wed-Friday with the fourth day negotiable.


  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field;
  • Experience and knowledge regarding domestic, family and sexual violence;
  • Experience of working in a community-based organisation and a feminist framework;
  • Expertise in current social media platforms;
  • Current driver’s licence and Blue Card;
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position;
  • Extensive experience with IT systems such as Microsoft 365 and online Social Media platforms.


(Please note only applications that address the Selection Criteria will be considered)

  1. What is your knowledge of the issues affecting women and children experiencing domestic and family violence & sexual violence and how do you understand the social, political and gendered nature of domestic violence from a feminist perspective?
  2. How have you developed your experience in community development work, community education and project/ event management, and what are the skills that you have gained?
  3. Outline your extensive work experience with managing social media platforms.
  4. How have you built and maintained positive, effective and collaborative working relationships with a range of different stakeholders?
  5. How have you developed your ability to manage projects independently and successfully as well as manage time and budgets effectively and prioritise competing demands?

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