Community Development Worker - Weave Community Hub Woolloomooloo
(Part time – 4 days a week)
• Work with a dynamic and well-respected NGO with 40 years experience working with the community.
• Enjoy a culture where your creative ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to be implemented.
Weave Community Hub offers holistic, client-centred support services including casework, groups, parenting programs and educational opportunities for local families with children 0-12 years and young people aged 12-17. Weave's Specialist Homelessness Service team is also based at the Weave Community Hub, providing counselling and casework for young people aged 12-25 at risk of homelessness in the City of Sydney LGA. The centre also offers community capacity building and community hub activities and supports for the whole community.
Summary of Position:
Weave is informed by narrative therapy principles in our work with individuals and communities, recognising existing strengths, skills and connections, resisting the use of negative labels, and believing that people and communities have the solutions to their own lives and problems. The Community Development Worker is expected to use these attitudes and principles to facilitate the community to challenge negative dominant stories about themselves and to create their own preferred collective identity.
A key aspect of the role includes the creation of a warm and welcoming community hub space at the Weave Community Hub. The Hub is a focus for developing and expanding opportunities for community participation that strengthen the community's voice, sense of control over their own community, build connections and community harmony and reduce isolation. Ongoing consultations with the whole community will lead to the development and implementation of community led projects and groups that meet the needs of the community in Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, and Darlinghurst areas.
Other tasks include developing project ideas, project plans, recruiting people to participate, complying with budgets, seeking funding opportunities, consulting with people, evaluating the project via further community conversations, feedback forms, data collection, data entry and reporting.
Building service capacity in the following areas:
• Community participation and engagement
• Partnering with other NGO and Government providers
• Documentation of service delivery
Classification for this position is SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $35.33 - $38.10 per hour plus significant salary packaging benefits.
Please contact Freya Conomos on 9331 2153 for further information and to request a job description if you require one.
**Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (these are listed in the job description document), should be emailed to email@example.com.
Closing Date for applications is Midnight on Sunday 21 January 2018.