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. 

Current Staff Vacancies

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 and who are 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 post to: Gina Gericke, Home Care Coordinator, Canterbury City Community Centre, PO Box 66, Lakemba NSW 2195. Mark the envelope “Confidential”.

Or by email to:

For further information contact Gina Gericke on 9750 9344.


Board Director (voluntary) – Financial management, Accounting, Community Development, Aged and Disability Support Services

Canterbury City Community Centre 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. 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 encourage community residents to get involved through membership, volunteering, or participating in our activities.

We are seeking professionals with skills and qualifications in financial management and accounting, community development or aged and disability services, and governance experience to join our Board of Directors. Our volunteer Board plays a crucial governance role in the organisation and Directors are appointed for a minimum of one year.

We currently 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 deliver Garden 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 and Disability Sectors broadly, including our own Commonwealth Home Support Program. Please see for details.

We enjoy a strong reputation for inclusive and quality services, and have experienced rapid growth in recent years despite challenges in the sectors in which we work. We currently employ close to 50 staff and 120 volunteers, and have an annual operating budget of over $2 million. We seek to expand the team of Board members needed to provide the care, control and leadership for the organization as it continues to grow to meet the needs of the communities it serves. There are opportunities for Directors who can, with some experience with the Organisation, assume an Officer role.

Commitment Required:

The Board currently meets monthly in Lakemba on an agreed evening during the week. Directors should anticipate a minimum time commitment of up to 5 hours per month, which includes preparation for and attendance at meetings. Additional responsibilities apply for Executive members. Board members may also attend events or functions representing the Board, participate in Sub committees such as the Finance Sub Committee and attend training that may be identified to build Board capacity.

Please note that financial membership of the organisation is a prerequisite to joining the Board.

How to Apply:

Download the pdf file containing the Position Description. Apply in writing addressing at least three of the twelve criteria identified in the position description under General Knowledge Skills and Experience.  Attach a copy of your resume and send via email to Liz Messih (as below) by Friday 18th August 2017. Successful applicants for positions at Canterbury City Community Centre are subject to Criminal Records Checks.

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


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 Recruitment Officer on 9750 9344 or

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