Career outlook for community development worker
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work with individuals, families, young people and groups on projects to improve life in their local areas.
Your work might address a wide range of issues such as how to improve local facilities, leisure and housing, or how to reduce anti-social behaviour. You could also specialise in just one field.
- Find out about local needs and problems
- Give people ways to voice their opinions
- Raise awareness about community issues
- Help local people to take action
- Research existing projects aimed at similar problems
- Develop new ways to approach problems
- Build links with other groups and agencies
- Raise funds and manage budgets
- Recruit and train staff and volunteers
- Plan meetings and events
- Help people gain the skills to run their own community groups
- Keep records and do paperwork
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- Motivating others
- Time management
- Developing a plan
- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Building relationships
- Social conscience
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