Homelessness Project Officer

  • Permanent, Part-Time position, 21 hours per week
  • Work in a well established team
  • Focus on providing information to the Cumberland community

About Cumberland City Council 


Cumberland City Council is located within the fast-growing Central City District and is on the doorstep of two of Greater Sydney’s new cities, between the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Park (GPOP) area and the new Western Parkland City. The Central City District is benefiting from unprecedented city-scale infrastructure investments, making this an exciting time to join Cumberland.

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland is the fourth most populous LGA in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent.

Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.

About the Opportunity

Cumberland City Council is seeking an appropriately experienced and qualified professional to assist in building Council's capacity to respond to issues relating to homelessness within our LGA.  

The successful applicant will require:

  • Relevant qualifications in Social Science, community development, social work or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in affordable housing issues and trends on a state and federal level
  • Experience in community and stakeholder engagement, including the ability to facilitate meetings, workshops and stakeholder engagement processes
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and strong time management and task prioritisation skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work productively as a member of a team and contribute to team goals
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Download the position description here for further information.

Position information: This is a permanent, part-time position, working 21 hours per week.  

This position will be located at Council's Merrylands office, with occasional travel required across Council worksites. 

Salary information: The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.

  • Grade 10 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with a salary range of $1,464.40 to $1,684.06 per week (per rata), plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Hourly rates between $41.84 to $48.11
  • The commencing salary will be negotiated, taking into consideration the successful applicant's qualifications, skills and experience related to the role.

Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.


  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Leave entitlements including annual leave, 15 days personal leave per year, parental leave and access to Long Service Leave after five (5) years (where applicable, pro-rata)
  • Ability to purchase up to four (4) weeks extra annual leave (where applicable, pro-rata)
  • Three (3) additional grant days of paid leave over Christmas (where applicable, pro-rata)
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs to support our staff by providing access to online professional learning, paid leave to undertake annual skin checks, COVID-19 vaccinations and to donate blood
  • Subsidies to assist with the cost of wellness and fitness activities
  • Free access to Council owned swimming pools
  • Access to Council's Fitness Passport Program and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position. This may include criminal record checks, qualification and licence checks, and proof of the right to work in Australia (please refer to the position description for the specific qualifications and requirements for this role). Copies of sighted documents will be kept by Council for its records as proof of verification.

Council's COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure has been designed and adopted to protect the health and safety of our people, our customers and the community. It is a condition of employment that all applicants produce evidence of their vaccination status as part of the employment screening process.

EnquiriesTelephone Daniel Collins on 8757 9155 for further information.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 29 January 2023


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below.  On the following page you'll be asked to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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