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Community Development Officer

Community Development Officer

A tough but rewarding career.

What can I earn as a Community Development Officer?

The most common salary  for a Community Development Officer is between $75k and $85k
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Duration 2 days - 4 yrs
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How do Community Development Officers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Community Development Officers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma Huam Service
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Shire of Carnarvon
The good things
Good things about my role is breaking barriers between aboriginal community/people, non aboriginal and shire of Carnarvon with projects achievements and outcomes.
The challenges
Helping our aboriginal community people understand concept towards making decisions relevant for themselves and their community. To work in partnership with government and non government. Its more a...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
community work
The good things
Being able to support change, diversity, and equity through communication, capacity building and engagement is extremely rewarding. This is where community begins.
The challenges
lots of people, lots of ideas, lots of perceptions, lots of plates to juggle, you need to be open, honest, genuine and understand who you work for.
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Certificate of Community Development
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Youth and Alcohol and Other Drugs
The good things
Community Development is a very broad role so it never gets boring. One day you can be putting together a project, the next you are organising focus groups. Community Development requires a broad rang...
The challenges
Communities can be fickle and there can be a lot of out of hours work. Communities can tell you how much they need a service/project and then not show up to participate or use the service you have kno...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Local government
The good things
Being from aboriginal background.having worked for 51years. My aspirations was to give myself a better education to enjoy my work with my aboriginal people Aboriginal Liaison Development Officer give...
The challenges
Be prepared for negativity when things dont work for the best interest of your intentions Be preparded for letdowns. Persistance. Committement and never give up. Are the key factors when facing chall...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Indigenous Development
The good things
Community Development enables Indigenous people to develop personal qualities/ skills that can reflect positively on all aspects of their life; improvements in education, health and prosperity are the...
The challenges
There needs to be skilled Leadership and a clear vision that is understood & desired by a great majority of the cohort. If this vision is not strong then the development doesn't happen
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Positive ageing team
The good things
Variety. Interesting range of duties and working with volunteers and community.
The challenges
Time management and regular accountability
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Community Development
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Community Development
The good things
It is a fantastic role to make a difference in communities and be able to enable groups to thrive.
The challenges
There are times that you can’t make everyone happy. As long as you can make peace with this you will be ok!
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What are the job opportunities for Community Development Officers?

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Job opportunities

Community Development Officer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
17.5%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS
Latest Community Development Officer jobs on SEEK
Australian Red Cross
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
Engage with communities to identify and support development of community-led responses to issues impacting on community members
Osborne Richardson
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
2x Community Development Officers to assist with community safety programs. Previous experience within indigenous communities or similar is beneficial
Mid Coast Communities
Coffs Harbour & North Coast
We are seeking a professional and values-aligned Team Leader to lead our Families, Young People and Communities team.
Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation
Broome & Kimberley
Community Development Program - Compliance Officer
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