Company Info

Interrelate Ltd
Suite 423, 14-16 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW, Australia
Phone: 02 8882 7800
Web Site:

First Nations Community Development Worker (Dubbo)


Job Description:

Are you passionate about working within the community & want to work in a diverse organisation with inclusivity at the forefront of what we do! We have an opportunity for a First Nations Community Development Worker to work with mob on Wiradjuri country.
  • Work in an organisation that fosters a culturally safe environment
  • Supportive environment who understands the importance of connection
  • Hourly rate $51.32 + Super, Perm Part time, 30 hours per week


This role will allow your networking and relationship building skills to shine by building close networks with key people and elders. Be a part of the change by becoming part of the referral networks that operate in the communities to ensure improved, engaged, and inclusive services to First Nations people.

Working within a dynamic First Nations team across the region, this role will work collaboratively to build internal education programs. We provide cultural supervision to all our First Nations staff with a supervisor who is culturally aware.


  • Assist First Nations people to access Interrelate services through creating good working relationships, establishing referral pathways, developing innovative strategies, networking and promotion and enhancement of Interrelate Services.
  • Identify community needs for building stronger family relationships including support after relationship breakdowns, supporting parenting arrangements, counselling for couples and individuals, youth mental health support, family group conferencing and many more
  • Organise group seminars, community events, forums, expo’s and workshops to support First Nations families through the challenges of their relationships 
  • Facilitate Aboriginal Building Connections training for the community
  • Case Management Support

This role will be based in Dubbo however some travel may also be required to Orange and the surrounding communities. Due to the travel required for this role, when a pool car is not available it will require the use of your own personal vehicle. Kilometres will be reimbursed when using your own personal vehicle.  

This role is a permanent part time position, working 30 hours per week, with days of work negotiable.

The hourly rate for this position is $51.32 per hour, plus 11% superannuation.

Please note that you may also be required to work some after hours and weekends to attend community events from time to time.


Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services with more than 96 years of trusted expertise in sensitive relationship matters. Our vision is to empower people to thrive in the most vital part of their lives – their relationships. In line with our vision for reconciliation, Interrelate aims to provide services that enhance the wellbeing, safety and resilience of all First Nation’s children, families and communities.  We do this through culturally responsive practice driven by community need.

We are committed to leading the way in providing responsive, cutting edge, transformative relationship services with and for diverse communities, at every stage of life. We respond to the vulnerabilities of families and children in their communities, supporting them to build stronger relationships. We deliver professional services like a big business, but with the heart of a not-for-profit, across 30+ physical locations, as well as online, to more than 135,000 clients per year.

We have a employee reference group called Kutanya which aims to support delivery of services to First Nations communities and support First Nations staff. Kutanya is made up of First Nations employees and other employees, including the CEO.

Job Requirements:


  • Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander background (Interrelate considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)
  • Experience in community work / family mediation; particularly with First Nations Families and children and/or qualifications / certificates in Community Development, social science, social work or related fields.
  • Experience in Case Management or willingness to develop these skills.
  • Understanding of social issues affecting First Nations communities within the local region
  • Experience in consulting with the First Nations community and relevant stakeholders
  • Understanding of the impact of family separation and breakdown on children with particular emphasis within First Nations families
  • Experience in developing community programs or willingness to develop skills in creating and evaluating programs and services
  • Experience with working with First Nations men would be highly regarded, however not essential


We offer the following competitive employment conditions:

  • Additional days of paid leave on top of standard leave entitlements
  • Training, Mentoring, Supervision and access to Resources
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for multi-skilling and up-skilling
  • High level of diversity in the role
  • Excellent working environment


If you think this role is for you, please submit an application electronically by clicking the Apply Now button. To be considered for this vacancy, you will be required to attach a copy of your resume/cv and address the selection criteria as part of your online application. 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2024

If would like to connect with a First Nations employee, please do not hesitate to contact;

Rharnnie Groat, Practice Specialist – First Nations Services on 0475 907 004 or email

If you have any questions regarding this position, please email

Interrelate aspires to continue to be a leader in our community, an organisation known for working respectfully with clients from all different and diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from people of diverse gender identity, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language, socio-economic circumstances, life circumstances, beliefs, or any forms of perceived disadvantage. If you will have special requirements or would like to talk to us before submitting an application, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we will organize for you to chat with an appropriate staff member to explain how we can help you.  

All Interrelate positions require the satisfactory completion of relevant Police and Working with Children Checks. Interrelate services are funded by the Australian Government.


Administrative-Clerical: Administrative Support
Business-Strategic Management: Public Health Administration
Customer Support: General-Other: Customer Support-Client Care
Marketing-Product: Brand-Product Marketing
Medical-Health: Mental Health, Social Service
Project-Program Management: General-Other: Project-Program Management, Program Management

Job ID:


Employment Type:

Part time


Dubbo, NSW, Australia


First Nations Community Development Worker (Dubbo)


Admin-Clerical, Business Development, Customer Service, Nonprofit-Social Services, Professional Services




$51.32 per hour