First Nations Community Development Worker Interrelate Limited


  • Join a diverse organisation with inclusivity at the forefront of what we do
  • Build relationships in your community
  • Family Supportive environment who understands the importance of family, connections and work life balance

Do you want to work in an organisation that fosters a culturally safe environment? Do you love working within the community and having your skills as a First Nations person recognised? Doesn’t matter if you are finishing TAFE or commencing a University degree we want to hear from you!


Are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in your community? We have an opportunity for you to work with mob on Bundjalung country to create good working relationships. 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 all our regions 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.

Duties will include:

  • 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 community
  • Case Management Support

This role will be based at our office, however will also work from surrounding communities within the Northern Rivers. 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. All kilometres will be reimbursed when using your own personal vehicle.

This role is a permanent part time position, 22.5 hours per week with the flexibility to negotiate your days and hours of work, between Mon – Fri (8am – 8pm). However, you may also be required to work some weekends to attend community events from time to time. The hourly rate is $46.18 – $51.32 per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience), plus 11% superannuation and access to salary packaging.

This role will be designed around YOUR skill set, interest and community need.


Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services with more than 90 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 staff 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 staff and other staff, including the CEO.


  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. Experience in Case Management or willingness to develop skills.
  4. Understanding of social issues affecting First Nations communities within the local region
  5. Experience in consulting with the First Nations community and relevant stakeholders
  6. Understanding of the impact of family separation and breakdown on children with particular emphasis within First Nations families
  7. Experience in developing community programs or willingness to develop skills in creating and evaluating programs and services


We offer the following competitive employment conditions:

  • Salary Sacrificing and Packaging Options (superannuation, loans, credit cards, school fees)
  • 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. 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: Thursday, 21 September 2023.

If you have any questions regarding this position or would like to connect and have a yarn with a First Nations employee please don’t hesitate to contact either:

  • Stu McMinn, Practice Specialist – First Nations Services on 0458 004 662 or email [email protected]
  • Rharnnie Groat, Practice Specialist – First Nations Services on 0476 843 363 or email [email protected]

    Please note: To be considered for this vacancy you must address the requirements of this role as part of your application.

    If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

    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 [email protected] and we will organize for you to chat with an appropriate staff member to explain how we can help you. Click here to contact us now

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