Community Development Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $60,187 - $67,268 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a part time permanent (14hrs a week) Community Development Worker for the Bundaleer Program based in Warrawong, 2502 
This is a 2 day a week role the working days are Tuesday and Wednesday  

The Community Development Worker will be responsible for;
  • Adopting strategies which examine the strengths existing within the Bundaleer Community
  • Ensure program delivery on the Bundaleer Social Housing estate aligns with the priorities of the Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) reform initiative
  • Consult with children, youth, families, services and community groups to identify and respond to local needs
  • Provide programs and activities for families, children and young people which contribute to improved social inclusion, participation and individual capacity building.
  • Identify, develop and implement proposals for new initiatives and opportunities for the provision of services for children, young people and families
  • Deliver direct group work to children, young people and families
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Provide a safe and welcoming place for community members living on the housing estate

About You
As a Community Development Worker, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Youth Work, Community Services or related field or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children, young people and families
  • Knowledge of child development and the impacts of trauma
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding social and intergenerational disadvantage
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and respond to child protection concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability in assessing and managing risks to ensure the safety of families, children and young people
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and maintain professional relationships with Aboriginal Service Networks
  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles of community development and family support
About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
  • Development through individual and group mentoring
  • Secondments, acting up and project work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cultural leave
  • A day off during NAIDOC week
  • Additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break
  • Volunteer opportunities at community events and many more
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. 
Salary: Base $60,187 to $67,268 (Pro rata) per annum plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and engagement with Barnardos.

How to apply:
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury 02 9218 2346

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 17/03/2023 05:05 PM

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