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In Grow’s 2016 staff survey, conducted by Enhancing Community Business, a resounding 100% of survey respondents said that they either loved or liked working for Grow and 96% said they were proud to work for Grow.

So if you are considering a job in the not for profit sector, consider working with Grow – and be a part of our community.

If you would like to make an enquiry or submit a resume, please contact us at national@grow.org.au

Current Advertised Positions: 

Youth Project Officer – Grow SA

Click here to see the Position Description

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 delivers leading specialised mental wellness program that are focused on inspiring resilience, supporting recovery and building relationships.

Our specialised Get Growing programs 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.


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 behaviour.

A current Driver’s License is essential.

Salary and benefits

This is a part-time contract position negotiable from 0.4 to 0.8 FTE (initially 12 months) with some flexible work hours available for the right candidate. This includes occasional weekend/ 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 Darryl Ballestrin, Manager, Grow South Australia if you have any questions regarding the position on 08 8298 9299 or email sa@grow.org.au

Email applications to: Manager, Grow SA, sa@grow.org.au using the subject line: Youth Project Officer application via Website.

Successful applicants will be notified.