Community Development Worker


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/11/2018

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Economic & Community Development

Job description:

- Competitive Salary
- Career development opportunities
- A supportive team environment

About the Company:

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

About the Role:

The new and innovative role focuses on supporting residents and their families to help create an inclusive, healthy, balanced and thriving community. A place where networks grow out of a shared commitment to build strong respectful relationships with a sense of ownership, purpose and achievement.

This role has a primary function to support residents and their families helping them create a thriving community. The aim is to support communication and interaction between residents and Baptcare which empowers residents and ultimately works towards creating a sense of 'community' that is based on common purposes, respect, engagement ownership and achievement.

Skills and Experience:

* Tertiary qualifications or accredited training in Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship or similar is must
* Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
* Demonstrated evidence of high emotional intelligence and ability to empathise with people's life experiences.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with broad life experience.
* Proven conflict management skills and demonstrated consultative approach with stakeholders is essential.

How to Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to apply for this position and to view the Role Statement
Applications close Friday 23rd November 2018

Please forward queries to:
Lindon Le Griffon

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment.
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Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity.