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Program Worker - Regional QLD

  • National Organisation
  • Flexible working environment
  • Full-time/ Fixed Term with the possibility of extension
  • Immediate start

We are seeking candidates for a full-time contract position. The role is ready for an immediate start. Fixed-term, full-time contract until June 30th 2022 with the possibility of extension. 

ABOUT US

GROW Australia is a national community-driven organisation specialising in mental health support developed from the lived experience of recovery since 1957. Our programs are designed for people to take back control of their lives, overcome obstacles and start living a life full of meaning, hope and optimism. GROW offers the opportunity for people to share challenges and solutions for recovery in a supportive and structured way within the context of a caring, sharing community. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

GROW Australia is seeking a motivated Regional Program Worker to extend service delivery to rural and regional communities not previously accessing Grow services, through dedicated online groups for Queensland residents seeking support with their mental health. The role is focused on expanding the online Grow presence and initiating dedicated eGrow groups. As well as generating referrals from outreach activity in rural and regional Queensland. The role will also work with groups of volunteers and assist them in working through regional group issues so that the program can continue to flourish and grow throughout Queensland. 

Primary functions include:

  • Supporting and developing the quality of existing Grow Groups
  • Developing opportunities to establish new Grow Groups
  • Undertaking outreach to promote local Grow Groups
  • Nurturing and empowering the leadership of members and volunteers and encouraging the ongoing growth of the GROW’s Caring and Sharing Community

ABOUT YOU

The successful applicant will need to identify with GROW’s philosophy, be self-motivated, flexible, energetic, team-spirited, and open to ongoing training.

You will be a caring and empathetic individual who understands the impact that poor mental health can have on a person’s life experience. Ideally, you will:

  • Understand the unique mental health challenges affecting rural and remote Queenslanders. 
  • Have sound technological skills and feel comfortable supporting people in a digital format. 
  • Feel comfortable working with those who have a lived experience of mental illness from a place of hope and strength
  • Recognise every person’s value and the contribution they can make to the recovery of themselves and others
  • Understand Recovery Frameworks
  • Understand peer support groups
  • Be able to contribute to building a community among established and new members through support groups, social activities, leadership develop meetings, and community weekends

HOW TO APPLY

A cover letter accompanying the resume should be included in your application. The position description is available here. You can contact Sharon Friel, Regional Manager  if you have any questions regarding the position on  0421 668 707 or email Sharon.Friel@grow.org.au

Applications close on 24 Sept 2021. Successful applicants will be notified. Email applications to Sharon.Friel@grow.org.au

Program Worker - QLD Metro

  • National Organisation
  • Flexible working environment
  • Full-time/ Fixed Term with the possibility of extension
  • Immediate start 

We are seeking candidates for a full-time position in our Queensland office. The role is ready for an immediate start. Fixed-term, full-time contract until June 30, 2022 with the possibility of extension.

ABOUT US

GROW Australia is a national community-driven organisation specialising in mental health support developed from the lived experience of recovery since 1957. Our programs are designed for people to take back control of their lives, overcome obstacles and start living a life full of meaning, hope and optimism. GROW offers the opportunity for people to share challenges and solutions for recovery in a supportive and structured way within the context of a caring, sharing community.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Program Worker’s role supports our volunteers to excel in leading their peer support groups in Queensland. The role is focused on empowering group leaders to develop their leadership and help members of their groups improve and maintain good mental health. The role will also work with groups of volunteers and assist them in working through regional group issues so that the program can continue to flourish and grow throughout Queensland.

Primary functions include:

  • Supporting and developing the quality of existing Grow Groups
  • Developing opportunities to establish new Grow Groups
  • Undertaking outreach to promote local Grow Groups
  • Nurturing and empowering the leadership of members and volunteers and encouraging the ongoing growth of the GROW’s Caring and Sharing Community

ABOUT YOU

The successful applicant will need to identify with GROW’s philosophy, be self-motivated, flexible, energetic, team-spirited, and open to ongoing training.

You will be a caring and empathetic individual who understands the impact that poor mental health can have on a person’s life experience. Ideally, you will:

  • Have a personal lived experience of mental illness
  • Feel comfortable working with those who have a lived experience of mental illness from a place of hope and strength
  • Recognise every person’s value and the contribution they can make to the recovery of themselves and others
  • Understand Recovery Frameworks
  • Understand peer support groups
  • Be able to contribute to building a community among established and new members through support groups, social activities, leadership development meetings, and community weekends.

HOW TO APPLY

A cover letter accompanying the resume should be included in your application. The position description is available here. You can contact Sharon Friel, Regional Manager if you have any questions regarding the position on 0421 668 707 or email Sharon.Friel@grow.org.au

Applications close on 31 Aug 2021. Successful applicants will be notified. Email applications to Sharon.Friel@grow.org.au