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Community Development Program Coordiantor

Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 25 Sep, 2020

About the role

Community Development Program Coordinator

(Part-Time: Fixed-Term Contract)

Enjoy the benefits of working with a growing organisation offering career development, flexibility and an attractive annual salary package.

The key duties of this role include:

  • Developing and facilitating group and planned recreational activities;
  • Promoting links between Ozanam House residents and Homelessness Resource Centre clients with the local community;
  • Facilitating educative workshops and group sessions;
  • Planning and overseeing recognition of community and cultural events; and
  • Writing of grant submissions and building sustainable partnerships with key external and internal stakeholders

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. 

Selection Criteria: 

Experience – Essential

  • Comprehensive and current working knowledge of both homelessness and the housing sector and community development principles.
  • Demonstrated capacity to interact with others with sensitivity and diplomacy and to build effective relationships with colleagues, clients and other service providers.
  • Clear understanding of the issues and needs facing people who have experienced homelessness or disadvantage, including declining health and, AOD, mental health, disability, and social isolation.
  • Develop and maintain constructive, empathetic, supportive working relationships with clients whilst maintaining firm professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, developing and submitting successful applications for community grants and/or other funding opportunities.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles of social justice and community development.

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and time management skills. 

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed and seperate response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available at

Please submit your application through our website at

Phone enquiries may be made to Senior Worker Pandeli Laskaris on 0408 509 043

Applications close: Friday 25th September 2020

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.

The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare

VincentCare Victoria:

VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Inner Melbourne Community Hub provides a range of accommodation and support services, including crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol case management, and adult outreach.

Working with VincentCare:

A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:

  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary 

How to apply

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



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