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We’re recruiting!  Community Development Co-ordinator position available

Parkinson's Victoria is seeking a motivated and highly organised Community Development Co-ordinator to join our small energetic team. In this role you will be responsible for a range of initiatives that further Parkinson's Victoria's community engagement needs.

The position description follows.

Community Development Coordinator

Employer: Parkinson's Victoria 
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time 
Classification/s: Community Development, Health Promotion,Social Work 
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 05 January, 2018.
Applications close: 5pm, 22nd January, 2018. 

3 days per week 12 months contract, role growth to 5 days per week anticipated in 18/19.


Parkinson’s Victoria raises awareness and funds for services and research that improves the quality of life for 27,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria.

Through our multi-disciplinary health team we provide information, education, advice and peer support services to improve the life of the Parkinson’s community. Our support extends to those living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, peer support groups and health care professionals.

As a not-for-profit, member based organisation operating in Victoria, we support service delivery via an extensive peer support group network.

Role Description:

As an experienced Community Development Coordinator you will:

  • Support coordination, liaison and development of Parkinson’s Victoria’s peer, activity and specialised groups in metropolitan and regional Victoria.
  • Support delivery of relevant, contemporary and evidence based consumer education for the peer support group network
  • Review and provide administrative support in the preparation and production of information, education and Parkinson’s awareness resources.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated level of knowledge, understanding and requirements of the planning, development, promotion and delivery of community programs for NFP/Support groups.
  • Demonstrated experience and outcomes via the application of community development principles via networking and stakeholder development
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the provision of information, support and health education to people living with a chronic illness, their families and carers in a group environment.
  • Experience in working with peer, activity or specialist groups and an understanding of group dynamics
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience or qualification in training small groups would be an advantage
  • Tertiary qualifications (to Bachelor’s level) in a health-related discipline (Health Promotion, Social Work or Community Development) and/or project management

A full position description is available here (PDF).

How to apply for this job

Applications addressing key selection criteria should be forward to, using the subject line: Community Development Coordinator application, by 5pm 22nd of January.


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