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Community development & project officer

Odyssey House NSW
Odyssey House


Multicultural Programs
Community Development & Project Officer

Odyssey House NSW has an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and growing AOD and Mental Health Multicultural Programs team on a full time basis for a fixed term.
Odyssey House NSW is a leading provider of Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment and support in NSW and our Community Programs provide a holistic range of strengths based and recovery-oriented supports to those seeking hope and change in their lives, including Aboriginal specific and parenting programs.

Odyssey Multicultural Programs team is spread across South West and Western Sydney alongside our Residential, Parent's and Children's , and Medical programs.
Odyssey Multicultural Program truly value and appreciate culture, encouraging a supportive and collaborative working environment. Here, you’ll find a team that celebrates each other’s achievements and fosters a sense of belonging.

The Community Development and Project Officer (CDO), will play a pivotal role in championing community empowerment and capacity building, reporting directly to the Manager of Multicultural Programs. As a CDO, you’ll craft strategies, implement initiatives, and drive the evaluation processes of our dynamic culturally responsive community engagement activities. 

Your expertise in project management will be a beacon that guides projects to success, enhancing the efficacy and reach of our Multicultural Programs.
In this impactful role, you will elevate our program's stature, establishing it as an indispensable ally across diverse community sectors. 

Be a part of our team, where your contributions will be instrumental in fostering stronger, more resilient communities through innovative strategies and a commitment to excellence. Your contributions will directly influence and benefit these communities, allowing you to leave a lasting legacy.


  • Relevant VET qualification
  • (Desirable) Tertiary qualification in relevant field.
  • Previous experience in a similar community development role is preferred.
  • Experience working with multicultural or vulnerable communities.
  • Ability to engage with diverse community groups effectively.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining strong relationships with community members and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in planning, implementing, and evaluating community development projects.
  • Experience in managing timelines, budgets, and resources efficiently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with communities, stakeholders, and team members.
  • Capability to adapt communication style to suit diverse audiences.
  • An understanding and appreciation of multicultural perspectives and needs.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in developing strategic plans that align with organisational and community objectives.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for community development and engagement.
  • Demonstrable experience working in team environment to deliver coordinated support.
  • (Desirable) Experience working within a non-government AOD treatment program.
  • Computer literacy including understanding of MS Office Suite and use of Client Management Systems.
  • Demonstrable communication skills including report writing, case note writing.
  • Understanding of the principles of the Privacy Act and its practical implementation in service delivery
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatment, harm minimisation, care coordination and support strategies.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implement the principles of WHS, EEO and continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Hold a current NSW Driver's Licence.
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain a current Criminal History Check and Working With Children clearance for paid employment.
  • Unlimited right to live and work in Australia.

How to apply?

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Applications close: 24 Nov 2023

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