Marree kids, courtesy Regional Arts SA
The role of a community development worker is to work with communities to identify issues and goals, as they see them, and to facilitate the development of collective resolutions or strategies.
To achieve this, practitioners require the ability to network and excellent communication and group facilitation skills.
Research relevant services
Participate in formal network groups
Develop relationships with local council and community groups
Plan consultation strategies
Facilitate public meetings
Conduct focus groups, surveys
Plan and facilitate group activities
Facilitate group work
Promote effective communication
Support community leadership
Develop support mechanisms
Develop leadership skills
Detailed information regarding nationally endorsed competencies, qualifications frameworks and assessment requirements are available on the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website.