Community Development Project Assistant

Community Development Project Assistant

Casual (minimum 12 hours per week) – Cranebrook Location | $50.68 per hour + Salary Packaging + Super + Above Award Conditions

Modern Award Level Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award) – Level 3.1 ($50.68 per hour including casual loading)

Closing Date for Applications:  5pm Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Are you an early bird? Join a team that works closely with community to provide support, connection and fun. Help us out at our Breakfast Club and after school activities, and engage with children, young people and families.

This is a casual position created to support our Communities & Children team. This position will have some 7.30am starts to support our Breakfast Club in getting kids ready to learn, and also some afternoon work with after school groups. Your day to day work will include assisting to set up, support and pack up various groups, and my include food preparation and shopping, as well as developing relationships and opportunities for children, young people and families to thrive.

You will have qualifications and experience community development or a related area, with a strong commitment and sensibility to work with vulnerable families to model the importance of positive relationships.

The position is part of a combined Communities + Children team, with three early childhood specialist coworkers, and several community development coworkers. It’s a collaborative team environment, where your work is an important part of the bigger picture of our combined community capacity building efforts.

Position Purpose

  • Provide support for Breakfast Club.
  • Provide support to Communities & Children team in delivery of programs
  • Contribute to the key principle of maintaining a Child Safe environment.

Key Relationships

  • This position reports to the Program Manager – Communities & Children.
  • This position works closely with Community Development workers and Aboriginal Child & Family Workers.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

Breakfast Club

  • Assist the Community Development – Breakfast Club Worker to set up the premises ready for Breakfast Club, including putting out food, equipment and drinks, games and activities
  • Ensure that levels of food are maintained throughout the Breakfast Club
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for the attendees as well as the staff in the Breakfast Club room and the back yard
  • Assist with the cooking of the Toasties
  • Assist with signing attendees in
  • Supervise children, young people and families, managing behaviours as appropriate
  • Assist with walking the children to school

Community Development activities

  • Assist the Community Development Workers in the development, delivery and evaluation of age-appropriate, structured activities and events
  • Work with Community Development Workers to ensure appropriate resources, equipment and refreshments are prepared and available
  • Provide supervision for children, young people and families participating in planned activities in a range of locations
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for community members attending the activities
  • Build and maintain positive and active relationships with participating community members at all times
  • Encourage self-respect and respect for others in all interactions with participants, colleagues and attending service providers

Selection Criteria


  • Cert III in Community Services, or experience in a similar field
  • Experience running activities for children and young people
  • Proven community engagement skills and initiative
  • Availability to work early mornings (7.30am start)
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to team work
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • A current driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • National Police check is a requirement of the role

Personal qualities / attributes

  • A good listener, with compassion and empathy for others
  • A strong social conscience and commitment to the principles of social justice
  • An interest in the value of neighbourhood centres as accessible hubs for the whole community.

Please send your resume; a brief paragraph (in total), or dot points, addressing the Selection Criteria; the Job Application form completed – including your referees.



  1. Fill in the Job Application Form contained in the JOB PACK.
  2. Attach a copy of your current Resume
  3. Write a brief response to the Selection Criteria
  4. Email or post your Job Application Form, Resume and Selection

Closing Date for Applications:  5pm Wednesday, 17 July 2024

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