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Grassroots Community Development Worker


Reference: 3926819

  • Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
  • Rewarding role in a community setting
  • Access to ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Part time (0.4) opportunity based in Hobart, Tasmania
  • Attractive Salary Packaging options available

About this opportunity

The Grassroots Mental Health Project aims to increase grassroots mental health support and community participation for people with mental health issues. This is done through the provision of support and capacity building activities with coordinators/staff, volunteers & board/committee members of the Neighbourhood Houses around the state. This will ensure that Neighbourhood Houses feel confident to provide a supportive and welcoming environment while being able to respond appropriately to the needs of people with a mental health issue and facilitate their ongoing participation with the Neighbourhood House.

The Community Development Worker will be required to work onsite with Neighbourhood Houses and their respective communities to build a better and more effective response and support network for people with mental health issues. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and delivering capacity building initiatives in consultation with and tailored to, the specific needs of Neighbourhood Houses and their tenants throughout the South of Tasmania.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you will have a tertiary qualification in Community Development/other related fields, and/or professional/lived experience in community development. You have demonstrated experience/knowledge in working with people with mental health issues and their carers to build strong, long lasting partnerships in the community while working in collaboration with other external services. You have the ability to take appropriate guidance and direction from management while also being proactive and independent when necessary. You have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including patience, empathy and resilience. You will be willing to undertake significant travel and stay away from home if and when required. You will possess a Satisfactory Police Records Check and Working with Vulnerable People Check prior to commencement, as well as a current and valid Driver's License.

About Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Linda Carpenter - Manager, South Tasmania on 0361690601 or

Applications close 27 January 2018, close of business

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

Applications Close: 27 Jan 2018