Espresso Martinis and Impact

Community Development Worker

Organisation : CAN Community Support

Location : Melbourne (Carlton)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Men

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Oct, 2019

About the role

About the role

This is an exciting role in an organisation which has had a focus providing hospitality, justice and inclusion to residents of Carlton for over 150 years. In this role you’ll be working with clients and volunteers to coordinate an emergency relief program, develop an existing drop-in centre and meals program, and focus specifically on developing new programs for male clients.


About you:

You’ll have a great sense of humour, and capacity to be flexible and responsive to the needs of a complex community. You will have qualifications in community development or social work, and some experience in emergency relief and associated services. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CAN Community Support

CAN Community Support is the community service arm of the Carlton Church of All Nations (CAN) Parish Mission. CAN Parish Mission is a vibrant, growing community within Carlton and neighbouring suburbs, whose values are justice, openness and hospitality. the Church and its Community Support centre are located on the edge of the Carlton Housing Estate.


As a part of the Parish Mission, the primary purpose of CAN Community Support is to ensure the most vulnerable people in the Carlton community are cared for in ways that reflect the values of the Gospel, by offering dignity, respect and compassion. CAN Community Support employs 6 part time staff, and uses over 40 volunteers on a weekly basis.


The programs offered by CAN Community Support include family learning, parenting education, homework clubs, women's groups, meals emergency relief and advocacy support. The centre is host to numerous self-help groups each week, and is the base for training events and learning communities.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD - CAN ERMensPrograms

If this sounds like a job you'd enjoy, please send us the following:

  • a cover letter (1 page, outlining your suitability for the role)
  • your CV (no more than 3 pages)

For more information, contact Cheryl on 03 9347 7077, Monday-Thursday.



Please quote in application: Community Development Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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