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:

bulletpoint10x11teal bringing organisations together 
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

25 Oct 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
30 Oct 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Nov 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
22 Nov 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
27 Nov 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
28 Nov 2018 HOPE Interagency Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
11 Dec 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Dec 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Community Sector Jobs


Disability Project Officer, Equity & Diversity, Western Sydney University, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 19 Oct.


Disability Support Workers, Edmen, Katoomba.
Applications close Sat 20 Oct.


Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Australia, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Alcohol & Other Drug Counsellor/Groupworker, Lives Lived Well, Lithgow.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Transition Worker, Community Restorative Centre, based in Penrith.
Applications close Tues 23 Oct.


Aboriginal Casework Managers, NSW FACS, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Wed 24 Oct.


Team Administrator, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Applications close Thurs 25 Oct.


Communications & Marketing Officer, Blue Mountains City Council Family Day Care.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.


Commissioning Officer - Mental Health, Wentworth Healthcare, Nepean Blue Mountains.

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Disability Project Officer, Equity & Diversity, Western Sydney University, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 19 Oct.


Disability Support Workers, Edmen, Katoomba.
Applications close Sat 20 Oct.


Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Australia, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Alcohol & Other Drug Counsellor/Groupworker, Lives Lived Well, Lithgow.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Transition Worker, Community Restorative Centre, based in Penrith.
Applications close Tues 23 Oct.


Aboriginal Casework Managers, NSW FACS, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Wed 24 Oct.


Team Administrator, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Applications close Thurs 25 Oct.


Communications & Marketing Officer, Blue Mountains City Council Family Day Care.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.


Commissioning Officer - Mental Health, Wentworth Healthcare, Nepean Blue Mountains.
1st round applications close Sun 28 Oct.


2019 Children's Services Traineeship for Persons with a Disability, Penrith City Council.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.


2019 Children's Services Traineeship, Penrith City Council.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.


2019 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Services Traineeship, Penrith City Council.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.


Psychologist - Team Leader, Education Specialist, and,Family Coaches (x2), Wesley Mission, Blacktown.
Applications close Wed 31 Oct.


Support Coordinator, Northcott, Penrith.
Applications close Wed 31 Oct.


ComPacks Case Managers, Your Side, Nepean Blue Mountains or Western Sydney.
Applications close Wed 31 Oct.


Case Worker, The Salvation Army, Pathways Penrith.
Applications close Fri 2 Nov.


Psychologist/Social Worker Level 3, NSW Health, Lithgow Community Health Centre.
Applications close Fri 2 Nov.


Client Service Administration Officer (Reception), Wentworth Community Housing, Penrith.
Applications close Mon 5 Nov.


Program Manager - Nepean Area Transition to School, Connect Child & Family Services Inc, Hazelbrook.
Applications close Wed 7 Nov.


Casual Childcare Educator, Greenwood, Penrith.
Applications close Sat 10 Nov.


Service Manager, LikeMind Aftercare, Orange.
Applications close Sun 11 Nov.


Community Manager, Greenwood Education, Penrith.
Applications close Wed 14 Nov.


Social Worker Supervisors - Casual Academic Eligbility List, Western Sydney University.
Ongoing applications accepted until Dec 2018.


Youth Worker, Interactive Community Care, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Carer Peer Worker, Parramatta Mission, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Trauma Counsellor, Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, Ropes Crossing.
No advertised closing date.


Consultant Psychiatrist, Wellbeing Psychiatric Clinic, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Senior Psychologist, through Johnson Recruitment, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Psychologist, through Recruit Shop, St Marys.
No advertised closing date.


Psychologist or Allied Health Professional, Wentworth Healthcare Limited, Springwood.
No advertised closing date.


Senior Youth Psychologist, Australian Health Professionals, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Psychologists/Social Workers, LikeMind Aftercare, Orange.
No advertised closing date.


Experienced Youth Worker/Social Worker, Global Disability & Health Care Services, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Employment Advisor, Ability Options, Richmond.
No advertised closing date.


Program Support Officer, Endeavour Foundation, Mount Druitt.
No advertised closing date.


NDIS Local Area Coordinators, Uniting, Penrith, Lithgow, Lawson, Windsor.
No advertised closing date.


Casework Managers, Specialists, Aboriginal, JIRT & Helpline Caseworkers, Casework Support Workers, NSW FACS, statewide vacancies.
No advertised closing date.


JIRT Child Protection Caseworker, NSW FACS, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Caseworkers - Aboriginal Identified, (3 positions), KARI, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Aboriginal Out of Home Care Support Officers, KARI, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.
 


Early Childhood Teacher, Expect a Star, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Casual Childcare Educator, BRC Childcare, Penrith.
No advertised closing date.


Traineeship for Cert 3 in Children's Services, Bushbabies Childcare, Warrimoo.
No advertised closing date.


Childcare Traineeship, Little Miracles, Blaxland.
No advertised closing date.


Casual Early Childhood TeacherKU Faulconbridge.
No advertised closing date.


Casual Educator, Uniting Kids Care Early Learning, Springwood.
No advertised closing date.


Early Childhood Teacher, and, Casual Childcare Educator, Greenwood, Katoomba.
No advertised closing date.


Community Support Worker, SEE Foundation Disability Services, Nepean/Penrith Greater Region, Western Sydney & Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Disability Support Workers, Global Disability & Health Care Services, Faulconbridge & Blue Mountains region.
No advertised closing date.


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


Community Support Workers, OSAN Ability Assist, Woodford.
No advertised closing date.


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


Disability Support Worker, Riverlands Disability Support, Blue Mountains.
No advertised closing date.


Community Support Worker, Nextt, Katoomba.
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..