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Group Development Worker – Part Time

Grow NSW – Sydney Metro/Western Sydney

  • National Organisation
  • Salary commencing $30.80 per hour @ 3 days per week, plus super, plus salary sacrifice
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Office based in West Hoxton

Grow was established over 60 years ago, and operates 12 Mutual Support Groups in the Sydney region.  Grow is a community mental health organisation whose aim is to empower people to overcome the personal challenges that result from mental illness through mutual help and peer support in a group setting.  Grow’s Program of Personal Growth was developed by people with a lived experience of recovery from mental illness and participants continue to play a key role in the development of our Program.

About the role:

Primary functions include:

Supporting Grow Groups and member participation in the Grow Program

Establish and maintain referral pathways to Groups.

Support, and develop our volunteer Group Organiser & Recorders in their roles

Undertake Group evaluation processes and maintain Group data

Working hours can include some evening and occasional weekend work.

About you:

The successful applicant will need to identify with Grow’s philosophy, be self-motivated and team spirited, and open to ongoing training.  We recommend that you attend a Grow Group as an observer to help develop your understanding of our work.

Requirements for applications:

Applications must include a resume and a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. Please also ensure you meet the mandatory requirements for the position.  You will also be required to provide two professional references. Applications that do not include these requirements will not be considered.

You can view the position description here 

For further information about the role, please contact Dave McLoughlin on 0413035110

Please email applications to Grow NSW at  

Applications close 5pm Friday 12th July 2019.  

Project Youth Officer – Part Time

Darwin, NT

About us

Grow was established in Sydney in 1957. The founders were drawn together by their first-hand experience of mental illness. The wisdom they gained in helping each other to overcome life’s challenges and recover from mental illness was carefully recorded and forms the basis of unique Grow and Get Growing Programs.

Grow has developed and delivered leading specialised mental wellness program that is focused on inspiring resilience, supporting recovery and building relationships.

Our specialized Get Growing programs to enable school groups, workplaces, and diverse community groups to have access to best practice preventative mental wellness strategies, education and resources.

About the role

This position works with ‘at-risk’ youth and youth with mental health issues to overcome problem areas in a small group setting using Grow’s Get Growing Youth Program and relevant related Topics.

You can view the position description here.

About you

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in mental health/youth work and Cert IV in mental health and youth work or higher. Experience with NGO sector, funding, grant applications, and networking ability is highly desirable. A current First Aid certificate, Child Safe Environments, Police Clearance (DECD and National) is required. Also Mental Health First Aid or willingness to attain.

You will need to be able to work with minimum direction, self-motivation, flexibility, a team spirit, be open to ongoing training, able to meet deadlines whilst juggling tasks and be able to identify strongly with Grow principles; working alongside volunteers and Grow participants.

This is a multi-faceted role including facilitating Youth Get Growing Grow groups, liaising with Schools and School Counsellors and other agencies. As well as networking, presentations to service groups, grant applications etc. Flexibility to work within our adult program is also desirable. This is a unique role requiring a demonstrated high standard of personal and professional behavior.

A current Driver’s License is essential.

Salary and benefits

This is a part-time contract position (0.5 FTE) for 12 months with some flexible work hours available for the right candidate. This includes occasional after-hours work. Employment conditions also include salary sacrificing, laptop, mobile phone, and other benefits.

How to apply for this job

A covering letter addressing position description selection criteria accompanying your resume should be included with your application. Two work and one character reference are recommended.

You can contact Andrea Rennals, Manager, Grow Northern Territory if you have any questions regarding the position on 08 8912 2220 or email

Please email applications to Manager, Grow NT,  using the subject line: Youth Project Officer application via Seek.

Successful applicants will be notified.

Applications close: 1st July 2019