A job where you can empower groups in your community by helping them to help others.
Your role as a community worker is to encourage and help community groups to participate in decision-making processes that impact on their needs. This job offers plenty of opportunity to get out and about, as it requires personal contact and travel within communities including attending evening meetings and occasional weekend activities. It's a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference to people's everyday lives.
- Helping community groups to develop, maintain and evaluate their resources, programs and support networks.
- Supporting, developing and evaluating plans that encourage community participation in activities.
- Researching, analysing and assisting government departments with developing community service policies.
- Communicating with various bodies including government about community services such as housing, health, welfare and recreation.
- Monitoring, evaluating and recommending changes to community development programs.
- Helping to raise community and public awareness on issues such as welfare rights by coordinating meetings and seminars.
- Carrying out admin work, which may include attending management meetings, writing letters and emails and preparing submissions and reports.
- Enjoy helping people.
- Able to work independently.
- Able to work in cooperation with others.
- Good organisation and time management skills.
- Able to relate to people effectively and patiently.
- Able to manage and help resolve conflict.
- Able to understand the issues and interests of the communities involved.
- Good oral and written communication skills.