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Residential Program Worker – West Hoxton

  • National organisation
  • Located at West Hoxton (Close to Leppington Station)
  • Flexible working environment
  • Casual Position 

We are seeking candidates for a casual position for our 17-bed Mental Health Residential Program in West Hoxton, NSW. The program offers long term residential support to people recovering from mental illness / AOD issues.  

ABOUT US

GROW is a not-for-profit non-government organisation which was started in Sydney in 1957 by people who believed that, together, they could support each other to overcome the difficulties they experienced in their everyday life that was caused by mental illness and go on to live a life full of hope and aspiration.  The Grow Residential Program builds on this mutual help approach.  It is a therapeutic community that supports recovery from a mental health condition, with or without co-existing substance abuse.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This position involves working with individuals who have mental health conditions, with or without a co-existing substance abuse issues. The role is to support and inspire persons in recovery by using GROW’s 12 Step Program. You will be responsible for the delivery of the day-to-day structure including group facilitation, resident management, and service delivery.

We are seeking both people for both casual and a permanent part-time position working on average two days per week with opportunity for additional shifts for holiday relief or to cover other staff absences.

ABOUT YOU

The successful candidate will have experience in the community services and at minimum hold a Cert IV in mental health or community services.  You may also be a second-year university student studying social or health services and interested in gaining firsthand experience in residential rehabilitation. You will be required to have or attain a current First Aid certificate.  You will need to be able to work with minimum direction, be self-motivated, flexible, team-spirited, open to ongoing training and able to identify strongly with Grow values. A current Driver’s License and own transport are essential.

HOW TO APPLY

A covering letter accompanying the resume should be included in your application. The position description is available at www.grow.org.au/jobs/

You can contact Stephen Hocking, Residential Program Manager, on 0404 455 507  if you have any questions regarding this position.

Applications close on the   18 December 2020

Successful applicants will be notified.

Email applications to Stephen.Hocking@grow.org.au

Download the Position Description here

Manager – Residential Rehabilitation Facility NSW

  • Intensive business focus
  • Facility located south-west of Sydney
  • Competitive Remuneration 

We are seeking a strong leader with exemplary business management + development skills to run this enterprise and identify future opportunities.

ABOUT US

GROW is a not-for-profit non-government organisation which was started in Sydney in 1957 by people who believed that, together, they could support each other to overcome the difficulties they experienced in their everyday life that was caused by mental illness and go on to live a life full of hope and aspiration.  The Grow Residential Program builds on this mutual help approach.  It is a therapeutic community that supports recovery from a mental health condition, with or without co-existing substance abuse.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a non-clinical, dual diagnosis community for people with mental illness and addiction. Located on acreage,  in an attractive semi-rural location, an easy drive south west of Ryde or Parramatta, this residential rehab facility is the flagship for a national program that has been successfully providing a structured rehabilitation service for people with co-existing drug, alcohol and mental health issues for over 30 years.

It offers therapeutic activities in a safe environment (shared with animals), where high needs clients, can recover both mental and physical health.  Belief in personal value is encouraged as people (re) learn to live in a community and establish habits that will support their transition to a full and purposeful life.

Essentially, this role – which requires you to have some experience in working with people with disabilities, mental health and/or addictive issues – is to manage and ensure the effective utilisation of the financial, human, and physical resources allocated to this service.

As you’ll be aware from your prior experience in a comparable position, this means you will supervise and manage all activities of client service delivery in accordance with standards, policies, procedures, and practice manuals. Within this business-based brief is the given that everything you do will revolve around safeguarding the interests of your clients.

To apply for this career-defining role, you will need to show us evidence of a relevant post grad qualification or extensive experience in working with people experiencing mental or addictive illness. Experience in the case management of people recovering from addiction is crucial.

With a strong knowledge and proven history in management and leadership –  including budgeting, human resource management, contract management and so forth –  you bring the capacity to work autonomously, the fortitude to take hard decisions and back them up and a sterling record of developing  and leading a vibrant caring team. Clearly, smooth and enduring integration with other health and community services will be another important part of your remit.

But, you will also be accountable for the stakeholder engagement necessary to promote the service and to build robust referral pathway into the future. So, excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, sturdy IT and research proficiencies and a willingness to pursue further learnings will all add lustre to your application.

This is a very worthwhile, busy, multi-faceted role. But for a professional executive who is prepared to commit and invest over the long term, perhaps its most exciting aspect is the chance to explore opportunities to develop similar residential rehabilitation and dual diagnosis services across the nation.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this role, please email your cover letter and resume  in Word format to apply@windsor-group.com.au quoting reference JFMRRF or call Jane Fisher on 07 3211 0001.

Service Manager – Victoria

  • Influential, permanent leadership role Victoria/Tasmania
  • Located in Caulfield, Victoria with some travel 
  • Competitive Remuneration 

We are seeking an exceptional people manager, communicator, negotiator, business and relationship builder to lead service expansion for uniquely success mental health organisation.

ABOUT US

GROW is a not-for-profit non-government organisation which was started in Sydney in 1957 by people who believed that, together, they could support each other to overcome the difficulties they experienced in their everyday life that was caused by mental illness and go on to live a life full of hope and aspiration.  

ABOUT THE ROLE

With 180+ peer support groups throughout Australia, this organisation has helped thousands of Australians recover from mental illness and/or addiction through its unique program of mutual support and personal development.   It offers lots of options and opportunities to people with issues to engage in a range of programs in an environment of friendship and peer support.

Based around values of personal responsibility, value, mutual respect, friendship, and community, these programs are designed to enable people to take back control of their lives; to grow, recover and continue to maintain good mental health.

But this has traditionally been a rather quiet and self-effacing service. So, even after decades, still too few in the community are aware of how differently it operates and how it has such a consistently successful rate of good outcomes around mental health and addiction issues.

It’s the need to grow and expand on that profile that makes this somewhat of a dual role.

On the one hand, you will lead continuing development in Victoria and Tasmania through your knowledge of community service provision and your expert contribution into compliance, policy, practice and program delivery.

But just as importantly will be the time you spend out in the community as a profile builder and champion, talking with manner of key stakeholders. This will include other mental health organisations, allied health professionals, PHNs, hospitals and health services, Mental Health Complaints Commission, peak bodies, schools, state and local government agencies, and community services.

The business plan, systems and programs are already well established and ticking over nicely. You can expect lots of internal support from skilled people  – many of whom have lived experience with mental ill health themselves.

So you will be in an excellent position to supervise, manage and drive the business forward through the development of close working relationships with the mental health sector the southern States; the development of an action plan ; by strengthening the local team’s promotion and engagement capabilities and by actively pursuing opportunities for funding.

To be considered for this impressive role you will ideally be qualified and experienced in mental health or youth services, Education and Training or have completed substantial work with peer support groups.

Strong leadership, directional and negotiation skills, experience in developing enduring working relationships and active networks with key stakeholders along with the ability to engage and motivate others towards a positive culture will all be well considered. As will any account of your lived experience with mental health issues.

HOW TO APPLY

Please tell us your special story, including why you’ve set your heart on securing this position by forwarding your cover letter and resume in word format quoting reference number JFSMMH to apply@windsor-group.com.au or contact Jane Fisher on 073211 0001.

 

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