Community Development Officer – Riverina Region

A unique and exciting opportunity has become available for a committed, community-mind individual who is looking for a role that will make a difference to those in the local community.

If this sounds like you, please read on!

Karralika Programs is seeking an experienced and innovative Community Development Officer to join our team, to work with and provide support to Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) in the Murrumbidgee, Southern Tablelands region.

Karralika Programs, as part of a Consortium of specialist alcohol and other drug organisations and funding from the NSW Ministry of Health, delivers the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) Program throughout NSW. Community Drug Action Teams were established with the aim of making local communities safer, healthier and stronger by reducing the harms associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Since 1999, more than 70 CDATs have been established across NSW, and are made up of volunteer community members, staff from Local Health Districts and representatives from other government and non-government agencies. The CDATs organise activities and develop resources aimed at strengthening their communities by delivering prevention activities and awareness to help reduce drug and alcohol related harm in their local communities, with the support of Consortium Community Devlopment Officers.

As the Community Development Officer, you will be instrumental in supporting and coordinating these activities of the Community Drug Action Teams in the region, to meet regularly, participate in regional and state forums, and to develop, plan and execute activities for their local communities in line with the Regional Action Plans.

To ensure the continued success of the Program in the region, you will have strong stakeholder engagement skills that will enable continued development and establishment of sustainable new and existing relationships with a wide range of service providers, local government representatives, community organisations and other key stakeholders.

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you.

A fully maintained vehicle, laptop and phone will be provided to the successful candidate.

Please click here for a copy of the full position description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Kerry Fitzroy on 02 6185 1300 or

Please send a covering letter that addresses the selection criteria, and a copy of your most recent CV to