We are surrounded by all sorts of communities around us . From the natives to the migrants , the very well -off to those who're not financially sound - the world around us is an amalgamation of different kinds of communities . Some have developed by themselves while others are still in need of some help. This is when community developers step into the arena.They work with individuals, families and whole communities to empower them to identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities , plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action to do so.
The community development officer will identify and seek out opportunities for new businesses , and the growth or expansion of current businesses in the community. To do this, they must establish a good rapport with the leaders in that area and the residents . The community development officer may secure funding, negotiate work contracts and develop long term plans for economic development in the community.They should seek to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation.