The Role

The Community Development Worker position is responsible for implementation of community
capacity building initiatives across Arabic Welfare (AW) Family Support Services and other programs.
The purpose of AW capacity building initiatives is to provide supportive services and strengthen our
collective response to family violence in diverse Arabic Speaking communities. This will be achieved
through prevention and early intervention strategies, including day-to-day engagement with
program participants, project partners and the broader community, awareness raising activities,
development of support resources, capacity building and upskilling, and adoption of MARAM to
strengthen organisational capability.

 

About Arabic Welfare

Established in 1984, Arabic Welfare provides services to individuals and families from diverse Arabic
speaking countries. We support our clients to realise their aspirations toward full participation in
Australian life, and work closely with service providers to achieve this goal. Arabic Welfare staff are
bilingual and bicultural, and our team includes qualified and experienced social workers, counsellors,
youth and community development workers and Registered Migration Agents.

 

Our Values

Voice –  Listen to our community and be their voice.

Respect – Treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

Quality – Strive for excellence in everything we do and always look for how we can
improve.

Connect – Connect our community to services they need.

Inspire – Inspire our community to achieve their goals and dreams.

Accountability – Be accountable to our community, collaborators, and partners.

 

Responsibilities

Program implementation
> Develop and implement capacity building initiatives across AW service areas.
> Work collaboratively across AW teams to implement initiatives.
> Identify, support and proactively contribute to program developments, improvements and
potential new initiatives.
> Build and strengthen relationships to facilitate potential partnerships and referrals.
> Consult with ethno-specific community groups and religious leaders to understand local
community issues and support development of strategies to address them.
> Provide or coordinate educational training to community and religious leaders to respond to
community needs (such as Family Violence and gambling).
> Support the alignment of the MARAM Framework to AW policies, procedures, practice guides
and tools.
> Facilitate referrals and links to relevant services.
> Contribute positively to the organisation’s culture through developing and maintaining
collaborative relationships with colleagues.
> Maintain accurate and up to date, client management and statistical records.
> High level report writing skills
> Participate in regular supervision and team meetings.
> Adhere to all legislation relevant to working with children and families.

Knowledge, skills and experience
> Experience in program development and implementation
> In depth knowledge of the welfare sector with a focus on Domestic and Family Violence
> Report writing skills and understanding of the process for funding submissions.
> Ability to engage with respected community leaders and community groups and manage
conflicting views.
> Strong communication and facilitation skills to enable clear identification and achievement of
community goals.
> Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines to support positive client
outcomes.
> Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
> Ability to work independently at an offsite location, whilst maintaining adequate levels of
> communication.
> Trained in MARAM framework and have experience implementing the framework
> Bilingual – Fluent in both Arabic and English.

Qualifications
A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Development or related field required.

 

Employment Safety Screening Requirements
All competitive applicants will be required to undergo employment safety screening, including the
following:
> Establishing identity
> National Criminal History Records check
> Working with Children check
> Reference checks
> a current driver’s license
> has own vehicle

For more information: email info@arabicwelfare.org.au or contact us at (03) 9380 9536.
Alternatively, you can apply on Seek via: Seek Application
Please note preferred communication method is via email.