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Organisation : Greenacre Area Community Centre (GACC)

Location : Sydney (South Western Sydney)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Oct, 2021

About the role

                         Permanent Part-Time – 21 hours per week (3 days per week –  days                                                                                                        negotiable)

  • Work in the Greenacre CBD!
  •  Supportive and professional team environment
  •  Staff development & access to training opportunities!
  •  Paid Christmas leave!
  •  On-site car park


We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced professionals to take up a varied and exciting part-time role in a busy and culturally diverse community centre in South Western Sydney.


The succesful candiate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (minimum diploma level) and/or extensive skills and experience in working with the community in a paid role.
  • Demonstrated experience in needs identification processes, documentation and development of strategies
  • Ability to network and collaborate with other services and form partnerships to benefit the local community
  •  Knowledge and awareness of key issues impacting on disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the Canterbury Bankstown LGA
  • Experience working with community groups and volunteers
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Experience with grant applications and sourcing funds to implement new programs
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to produce well written, high-quality reports/documents
  • High skill level in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience using social media platforms such as Zoom and other online platforms to deliver content
  • Strong knowledge of current child protection legislation, WH&S, Volunteering
  • Knowledge of government and non-government funding bodies
  • Current NSW drivers licence and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle


  • Proven experience working with volunteers
  • Knowledge of the Canterbury Bankstown LGA.
  • Project budget experience


About You:

You are passionate about the community and have the ability to advocate for social justice and engage with community members at a deep level, using community development principles to work from the bottom up. You have a strong work ethic and thrive in a dynamic environment. You see the need for flexibility to work additional hours or after hours if required, as an inherent part of community development work.



Salary and conditions based on Level 4 of the SCHCADS 2010 pay rates. Starting salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Greenacre Area Community Centre (GACC)

Greenacre Area Community Centre (GACC) is a not-for-profit community organisation offering a range of services and programs to the local communities of Greenacre, Chullora, Mt Lewis and the wider Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Area.

We received TEI funding to implement programs that support the local community. We have been in operation since the late 90’s. Our work centres around providing community capacity-building programs for the whole community, with a particular focus on children, young people, families and socially isolated or disadvantaged communities.
GACC has built strong local networks and collaborates with other agencies to increase
community access to services.
We have a committed, professional and supportive management committee.

Key responsibilities

  • To work closely with the community, local service providers and other key stakeholders to identify local needs and strategies and document the findings in a Community Needs Analysis Report.
  •  To implement and support the centre’s TEI community-strengthening activities
  •  To develop community partnerships to enhance service delivery for the program’s target group
  • To recruit, train and support volunteers involved in the centre’s community programs
  • To recruit teachers/ facilitators to run the centre’s program’s activities
  • To develop appropriate promotional strategies to assist in connecting the community to programs
  • To meet contractual obligations to the funding body, including meeting annual client targets and data collection requirements,
  • To comply with all centre polices and code of conduct

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services, #Families

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