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About Multicultural Australia   

Multicultural Australia is a leading Queensland multicultural organisation, providing settlement services for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum. We aim to grow multicultural values across our State and to empower newly arrived Queenslanders from diverse cultural and language backgrounds through advocacy, community development and a range of client services.


Why do we exist?

Our purpose

Multicultural Australia exists to create a welcoming, inclusive, and economically stronger community.  This is an agenda shared with many others. Our part is to ensure that everyone is included, skilled and thriving.  We are passionate about promoting positive conversations about inclusion. 

Our Vision

A trusted Queensland not-for-profit, creating welcome and inclusion for new arrivals.  Exceeding stakeholder expectations by delivering exceptional services, working with others to solve big issues and driving innovative projects that make a real difference.  

Our Values

We are fiercely committed to human rights and demonstrating our values in our daily work.  We show up for one another, we are faithful to our client’s aspirations and we solve problems by finding the Third Way.  We are ethical and strive for impact. We pride ourselves on being an organisation with the grit needed to effect real change.

About the role:

Multicultural Australia is currently offering an opportunity for a Community Development Worker to work as part of our Community Development team. The role is Part time Fixed term until 30 June 2024 with opportunity for extension, based in Brisbane. 

The Community Development Worker works actively in the community with new and existing refugee communities to assist in creating networks and support groups within the community. The Community Development Worker has strong relationships across a culturally diverse range of clients and works to support the Team Leader in the planning and evaluation of the Community Development initiatives. 


  • Engage in community development work with new and emerging refugee communities.  This includes regular engagement with community leaders and community members to identify specific needs and aspirations and develop realistic and achievable strategies to address these.
  • Establish and maintain positive, collaborative, respectful and productive working relationships with new and emerging communities and existing refugee communities. 
  • Actively provide support for the development of community structures required to assist communities to achieve their goals, including assistance with the formation of community groups and networks
  • Actively provide support to refugee communities for needs assessment, planning, and project development processes.
  • Participate in planning, monitoring and evaluation in relation to the work of the community engagement team and our overall framework.
  • Build productive working relationships with individuals and teams within Multicultural Australia to inform planning and ensure the effective targeting of Multicultural Australia’s collective/community development work.
  • Build productive working relationships with a range of community sector, faith based, and service organisations.
  • And all other duties associated with the position as instructed by the Community Development Team Leader. 


Qualifications, licenses and probity

  1. Possession of a tertiary qualification in Community Development, Cultural Community Development, Human Services or related discipline;
  2. Valid Queensland Driver’s License.

Essential Skills / Experience 

  1. Proven experience working effectively and respectfully with cultural community associations, leaders, community members;
  2. Strongly evidenced understanding and skills in Community Development methodologies;
  3. Proven experience co-designing and delivering developmental actions with communities;
  4. Well-developed oral and written communication skills with all project stakeholders;
  5. Problem solving skills – capacity to identify problems and propose solutions;
  6. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  1. Experience in a similar role in the not-for-profit sector will be highly regarded;
  2. Project management experience; 
  3. Familiarity with evaluation and outcomes frameworks;
  4. Consultation and facilitation skills.

Successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s license, police check and apply for a Working with Children Blue Card. 

Please peruse the position description on our website for full details about the role: 

How do I apply?

If your next move aligns with this position, please apply directly using the apply link!! 

 You will redirect to our internal recruitment system to register your interest and submit a covering letter along with your resume. 

Please submit your application no later than COB 02/10/2023. We encouraged you to submit your application as soon as possible as we might interview and appoint suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

At Multicultural Australia, we pursue a workforce that is as diverse as our community - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and belief - and reflects the communities we work in. We recognise diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and we are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, and people of diverse genders and/or sexual orientations.


Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.