MCRN is the Mountains Community Resource Network and we are the peak body for community organisations in the Blue Mountains.


Our goal is to lead and support a sustainable community sector in the Blue Mountains by:

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bulletpoint10x11teal building sector and community capacity, and
bulletpoint10x11teal resourcing, representing and advocating on behalf of the sector at all levels

  • Photos courtesy of Jackie Delaney

    MCRN is committed to Equity and Social Justice.

  • MCRN works to empower the local community by supporting, resourcing and representing community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN supports an inclusive local community and celebrates diversity.

  • MCRN works to develop a resilient community in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN connects the local community through networking and supporting community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

Upcoming Sector Meetings

26 Apr 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
08 May 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
09 May 2018 HOPE Interagency
11:30AM - 01:30PM
24 May 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
24 May 2018 SFA - School Ready IG
02:00PM - 04:40PM
29 May 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
12 Jun 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
14 Jun 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM
26 Jun 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
28 Jun 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Community Sector Jobs


School & Community Liaison Officer, Ability Options, Nepean Region.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Youth Worker, Wesley Mission, Quakers Hill.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Case Worker, Hawkesbury Community Services, Windsor.
Applications close Tues 24 Apr.


Coordinator, Yiriyirimbang Koori Out of Home Care Service, Orange.
Applications close Wed 25 Apr.


Community Manager, Greenwood Childcare Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Case Manager, Wesley Mission, Windsor.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Behaviour Support Practitioner/Counsellor, Ability Options, Seven Hills, Mt Druitt, Penrith areas.
Applictions close Sun 29 Apr.


Disability Services Team Leader, Orange City Council, Orange.
Applications close Sun 29 Apr.


Child, Youth & Family Counsellor, LIthgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


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School & Community Liaison Officer, Ability Options, Nepean Region.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Youth Worker, Wesley Mission, Quakers Hill.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Case Worker, Hawkesbury Community Services, Windsor.
Applications close Tues 24 Apr.


Coordinator, Yiriyirimbang Koori Out of Home Care Service, Orange.
Applications close Wed 25 Apr.


Community Manager, Greenwood Childcare Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Case Manager, Wesley Mission, Windsor.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Behaviour Support Practitioner/Counsellor, Ability Options, Seven Hills, Mt Druitt, Penrith areas.
Applictions close Sun 29 Apr.


Disability Services Team Leader, Orange City Council, Orange.
Applications close Sun 29 Apr.


Child, Youth & Family Counsellor, LIthgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Advocacy & Referral Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Support & Development Officer, Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation, Mount Druitt-Penrith-Quakers Hill area.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Early Childhood Teacher, Mission Australia, Richmond.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Senior Casework Practitioner - Breaking the Cycle Pilot Initiative (Adolescent Family Violence), Jesuit Social Services, Mt Druitt.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Senior Casework Practitioner - Breaking the Cycle Pilot Initiative (Adolescent Family Violence) x2, Jesuit Social Services, Mt Druitt.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Family Group Conference Convenor - Breaking the Cycle Pilot Initiative (Adolescent Family Violence) x2, Jesuit Social Services, Mt Druitt.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


Community Care Workers, Creating Links, Blue Mountains.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


ParentsNext Mentor x4VERTO, Lithgow/Mudgee, Orange, Bathurst, Parkes.
Applications close Tues 1 May.


Senior Aboriginal Engagement & Case Manager - Youth on Track, Mission Australia, Mt Druitt.
Applications close Thurs 3 May.


Youth & Community Case Worker, Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, Ropes Crossing.
Applications close Sun 6 May.


Casual Childcare Educators & Early Childhood Teachers, NSW Health - Somerset Cottage, Nepean Hospital.  
Applications close Tues 10 Jul 2018.


Regional Manager, Catholic Healthcare, Wentworth Falls.
No advertised closing date.


Project Officer, Willmot Community Hub, Willmot.
No advertised closing date.


Case Manager - Adoptions Team, Barnardos, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Casework Support Worker - Temporary Family CareBarnardos, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Senior Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist Team Manager, Kids & Co Clinical Psychology, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Project Workers - Staying Home Leaving Violence2 positions, Penrith Women's Health Centre, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Disability Coordinator, My Supports, Penrith (& other locations).
No advertised closing date.


Coordinator - Aboriginal Parent Support, Anglicare, Mt Druitt.
No advertised closing date.


Child Protection Caseworkers, NSW FACS, statewide vacancies.
No advertised closing date.


Child Protection Caseworkers - JIRT, NSW FACS, statewide vacancies.
No advertised closing date.


Child Support Worker, The Haven, Nepean Women's Shelter, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Crisis Support Worker, Zest Care, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Peer Workers or Mental Health Workers or Mental Health Workers, Flourish Australia, Windsor and Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Social Worker or Case Manager OOHCNFP social services provider, Werrington.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Teacher - Childcare Room Leader, Randstad, Blaxland.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Teacher (Part time), Randstad, Blaxland.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Traineeship, Carinya, Springwood.
No advertised closing date.


OSHC CoordinatorFaulconbridge.
No advertised closing date.


Centre Director / Early Childhood Teacherprivately owned child care centre, Leura.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Teacher, Greenwood, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Assistant Educator, Greenwood, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Educators, Kiddie Academy, Blue Mountains & Central West.
No advertised closing date.


Early Education Teachers, Kiddie Academy, Blue Mountains & Central West.
No advertised closing date.


Disability Care, Bannister In Home Care, Windsor.  
No advertised closing date.


Disability Support Worker, Pegasus Community Care, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Disability Support Workers, Edmen Group, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Community Support Workers, Meditech Staffing, Richmond & Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Disability & Aged Care Support Workers, Qualified Carers, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Disability Support Workers, Kirinari, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Community Support Workers, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


 

Community Development Workers Network

About the Group

The Community Development Workers Network is a forum for community development workers in community organisations.

Purpose/Goals

The Network provides a networking opportunity for community development workers in the local community sector.

Activities

The Network provides a networking opportunity for community development to share information, solve problems, coordinate activities, undertake joint projects and provide peer support.

Meetings

How often: The Community Development Workers Network meets quarterly.

Where: Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 9 New Street, Lawson.

Who can attend: The Group is open to all Community Development Workers working in community organisations across the Blue Mountains and Lithgow.

Contact

For more information about the Blue Mountains Community Development Workers Network, meetings and how to join, contact Judith Hawkes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Danielle Wilding-Forbes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blue Mountains Finance Workers Group

About the Group

Blue Mountains Finance Workers Group is a forum for Finance Officers and Bookkeepers working in community organisations.

Purpose/Goals

The Group provides a networking opportunity for finance workers in the local community sector to share information and solve problems.

Activities

The Group discusses and provides support on topics such as taxation, use of MYOB, FBT, and other issues specific to community and not-for-profit organisations. Membership includes access to the group-wide mailing list to provide support, contact and information between meetings.

Meetings

How often: The Blue Mountains Finance Workers Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every 3rd month. 

Where: Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 9 New Street, Lawson.

Who can attend: The Group is open to all Finance Workers working in community organisations across the Blue Mountains and Lithgow.

Contact

For more information about the Blue Mountains Finance Workers Group, meetings and how to join, contact Sue Jaques at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Elaine Cameron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal Address

Blue Mountains Finance Workers Group – Attention: Sue Jaques
C/- Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre
PO Box 197
KATOOMBA NSW 2780

Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation and Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (BM ANTaR) 

Australians for Native Title & ReconciliationAbout the Group

Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation/BMANTaR is a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Blue Mountains residents. The group supports the work of local Aboriginal Groups including BM Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre, Gundungurra Tribal Council, Gunar Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group and Darug Tribal Corporation.

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Purpose/Goals

Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation/BMANTaR meet to discuss and take action on a broad range of issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, locally and at a state and national level.

Activities

Issues include recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; supporting local schools to access Aboriginal art, culture and language programs and resources; challenging racism; supporting the annual Sharing the Journey Elders lunch and lobbying on issues raised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Meetings

How often: Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation/BMANTaR meet from 1pm to 3pm on the 3rd Friday of each month from February to November.

Where: MCRN Meeting Room, Lawson.

Who can attend: The group is always open to new members and all BMCI members are invited to attend BMP4R/BMANTaR meetings or join our email list. 

How to get involved

New members are always welcome.

Contact

For more information about the Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation and/or how to join, please contact Lyn Bevington on 4758 6811 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..