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Community Development and Education Officer

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for the Community Development and Education Officer position in Deakin, ACT.
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$80,953.60 to $84,884.96
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About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

The Community Development and Education Officer will utilise Community Development strategies to improve and support opportunities for partnerships with local community; work collaboratively with key community stakeholders to raise awareness of gambling-related harm in the ACT community; foster shared responsibility for these as community issues and support effective community responses that reduce gambling harm and increase help seeking and uptake of Gambling Help Services. This is a Full time Fixed Term Contract position until 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Tertiary qualification in Community Development, Human Services or a related field.
  2. Significant experience in Community Development.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with service providers and community groups to discuss issues impacting communities.
  4. Experience in developing and delivering educational presentations targeted to the needs of particular audiences.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $80,953.60 to  $84,884.96 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

See attached documentation.

Contact Details

For further information, please contact  Fiona Loaney, the Program Support Manager on 02 6122 7100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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