Canterbury City Community Centre provides a welcoming and inclusive work place - we employ a diverse team of Staff Board and Volunteers.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Diversity in our workplace makes us more effective in our work.

Current Vacancies


In applying for a position at Canterbury City Community Centre it is important to put in your best application possible to give yourself the best chance of success. To help in your application we have developed a guide for applicants which outlines the process and our expectations. 

Home Care Package Scheduler

Canterbury City Community Centre is currently recruiting a Part-time Home Care Package Scheduler to provide scheduling support within our Home Care Package service. You will need relevant qualifications and / or experience in Office administration, computer skills and experience or knowledge of the community sector and an empathy and understanding of issues affecting frail older people. For the full Selection Criteria please see Position Description

Further Information to Gina Gericke, Home Care Coordinator, Canterbury City Community Centre on 9750 9344.

Applications must be in writing and address the essential and desirable criteria contained within the Position Description and be accompanied be a Resume and details of referees. Applications can be forwarded in Confidence to:

Gina Gericke
Home Care Coordinator
Canterbury City Community Centre
PO Box 66
Lakemba NSW 2195 


Applications close 5pm Monday 7 December 2020. Interviews for short listed candidates will be held on Wednesday 16 December 2020.


Chief Executive Officer

Canterbury City Community Centre (4cs) is a dynamic not-for-profit community organisation based in Lakemba and serving diverse communities in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West local government areas for nearly 50 years. We are committed to building a strong resilient community which values and includes each member. Our motto is Community Building Community and we work closely with our communities to develop and deliver programs which meet local needs and foster inclusion, harmony and an improved quality of life.

We provide a range of services through our Aged Care, Community Engagement and Learning and Development programs. We deliver home-care packages as an Approved Aged Care Provider and Garden Care, Personal Care and Social Inclusion and Wellness Services for older people under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Support for migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees who have settled in Lakemba and surrounding communities is a key focus of our community engagement work.  We are also a site for formal and informal adult education activities that give residents an opportunity to build their own and community capacity. Our Skills Training and Resource Service (STARS) provides affordable, accessible and appropriate training for volunteers, Board members and staff to support the Community Aged Care Sector broadly, including our own Commonwealth Home Support Program. 

We enjoy a strong reputation for inclusive and quality services,  and have experienced sustained growth in recent years despite challenges in the sectors in which we work. We currently employ close to 50 staff and over 100 volunteers, and have an annual operating budget of $3 million.  

About the role

We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer to build on our current strengths and lead the Organisation to the next stage in local service provision. This is a key leadership role within the Organisation and would suit an applicant with proven management experience, a creative and collaborative approach to service development and a passion for social justice.

Our current CEO is relocating out of Sydney but will be on hand to provide support during a transition process. We employ a stable and committed work force who are good at what they do and work well together. 

The successful applicant will have the following qualities

  • Values-based leadership – Lead by example and with integrity, maintain a positive, ethical and inclusive organisational culture, demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Skilled people manager – Ensure the 4Cs remains a place where people want to work because they feel valued, are supported to reach their goals, and are proud of their contribution towards achieving the 4cs vision.
  • Strategy and governance – Effectively implement the strategic plan whilst ensuring effective governance and oversight of all aspects of the 4Cs operations. We are looking for someone who will ensure we meet relevant standards, support ongoing quality improvement, maintain best practice WHS, and effectively manage risks, and who can step in and provide day-to-day support as required.
  • Financial acumen – Someone who has a demonstrated capacity to develop, manage and report on organisational budgets, and enthusiasm for the challenge of helping the 4cs diversify our funding streams and ensure we are well-prepared for future challenges.
  • Stakeholder management – Someone who will maintain strong and productive relationships with decision-makers and funders, who is a natural collaborator with a strong track record establishing effective partnerships, and who values diversity with the ability to work effectively with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.


Salary offered is at SCHCADS Level 8 with Above Award conditions applying – including a 35 hour week and a 10% above Award payment.

As a Public Benevolent Institution we are able to offer generous Salary Sacrifice Packaging arrangements including meals and entertainment benefits.

We offer a flexible and family friendly workplace

How to Apply: Download the Position Description and apply in writing addressing selection criteria identified under General Knowledge Skills and Experience.  Attach a copy of your resume and send via email to Liz Messih (as below) by 5 pm on Monday 7th December 2020. Applicants for the position must successfully undergo a Criminal Records Checks, a Working with Children Check and a search of the Banned and Disqualified person on the ASIC Register.

Interviews will be held on Monday 14th December 2020 (afternoon) or Tuesday 15th December 2020 (late afternoon). The successful applicant will be available to start in February 2021.  

Please direct any questions about the position to Centre CEO Liz Messih on 9750 9344 or

Community Care Workers

Canterbury City Community Centre is currently recruiting Community Care Workers to assist in the delivery of the Home Care Packages Program, supporting elderly people in the Inner West through providing domestic assistance, transport, and/or personal care services. We are seeking friendly, reliable staff who enjoy helping elderly residents to remain independent in their own homes. Applicants must have a current drivers licence and be reasonably physically fit.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced people. Please refer to the Position Description.

To apply for a position, please send your resume and a Covering letter which has information on the following:

  • Details of relevant qualifications and experience,
  • The times that you are available for work,
  • Drivers Licence details and whether you have access to a motor vehicle, and
  • Contact details for two professional referees

Send your application by email to Gillian Whalley-Okafor, Manager, Aged and Disability Support Services:

For further information contact Gillian Whalley-Okafor on 9750 9344.


Nominations are currently being accepted for postions on the Board of Directors to be elected at the Annual General Meeting on 18th November 2020. To be eligible nominees must be current financial members and be proposed by two current financial members. Nomination Forms must be received by 13th November 2020 and also address at least 3 criteria from the Skills matrix


We always welcome enquiries from potential volunteers. Find out more about Volunteering at the 4cs by following the link.

If you are interesting in volunteering at Canterbury City Community Centre please call the STARS Volunteer Promotion Officer on 9750 9344 or

Successful applicants for positions at Canterbury City Community Centre are subject to Criminal Records Checks.