The Role

The Community Development Worker position is responsible for implementation of Arabic Welfare’s family violence prevention service. The purpose of this capacity building initiative is to provide support services to community/ faith leaders to address and prevent family violence in the 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 framework 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.



  • Develop and implement capacity building initiatives across AW service areas with a focus on prevention of Family Violence (FV). 
  • 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 with community and faith leader and stakeholders, which support the facilitation of potential partnerships and referrals. 
  • Consult with diverse Arabic Speaking community and faith leaders to understand local community issues and support development of strategies to address them. 
  • Provide and coordinate educational training to community and faith leaders to respond to community needs, in relation to FV. 
  • Plan and implement, educational group-based activities to people from diverse Arabic Speaking communities in regards to FV.
  • Coordinate and facilitate. an advisory committee, which will provide advice on the implementation of the FV initiatives. 
  • Support the alignment of the MARAM Framework to AW policies, procedures, practice guides and tools. 
  • 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. 
  • Produce high level report. 
  • 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.



Relevant tertiary qualification in health or community services, such as Social Work, psychology, Community Development or related disciplines.


Why work with us

  • Benefit from salary sacrifice 
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Friendly and Family oriented work environment


Employment Requirements and Safety Screening

  • A willingness and ability to work flexible hours is required, including evening, weekend and other work-related commitment. 
  • A current driver’s license 
  • Has own vehicle 

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


Applying for the position

  • Send through a copy of your CV and Cover Letter 
  • Complete and submit key selection criteria, by addressing the points outlined in the Responsibilities and Knowledge, skills and experience section of this PD


Applications close on 2nd of October 2023
For more information: email or contact us at (03) 9380 9536.
Alternatively, you can apply on Seek via: Seek Application
Please note preferred communication method is via email.