Community Development Worker

Employer: Domestic Violence Action Centre

Region: Ipswich

Closing Date: 27 February 2020

Job Description:

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The Community Development Worker is primarily responsible for leading and developing community development initiatives that will raise awareness and improve responses to gendered violence across the Ipswich catchment region. This will be achieved by developing 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.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 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


Selection Criteria

  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?

Please see attached Position Description for further information on this role.


Address: PO Box 964
Postcode: 4305


Name: Elizabeth Andrews

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