A community development worker focuses on how to best enhance the public offerings of the neighbourhood or other community in which they work. These efforts can take different shapes depending on the current facilities and programs offered in a community and that specific area's future needs and goals. Often community development workers will work to improve shared recreation areas, public health and housing options and other general welfare issues.
Community development workers will collaborate with a range of colleagues and other key stakeholders to analyse needs before developing and implementing plans for change. These can include members of the community and local government, local businesses, public health agencies, medical professionals and fellow community development team members. Community development workers also often help promote resources available to the public. This role can often fall under the remit of local government or a not-for-profit organisation.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Community Development Worker.