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Employer: Kevin Heinze GROW
Work Type/s: Casual, Graduate, Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Education & Training, Mental Health & Counselling, Organic Farming & Gardening, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 30 January, 2019.
Applications close: 21 February, 2019. (Expired)

Kevin Heinze Grow uses nature as a supportive environment to provide experiential learning and positive personal development. We seek part-time and casual staff to join our multidisciplinary team.

This position is primarily responsible for working with young people with a disability and others engaged in holistic development, incorporating social, emotional, and skills-based development and resilience training. Working with a group of young people each day, the Trainer will work alongside the Manager - Client Services utilising therapeutic approaches to encourage, support and extend participants while contributing to the maintenance and enhancement of the Kevin Heinze GROW garden and nursery.

  • Part-time and casual positions available
  • 6 to 24 hours per week, Monday to Saturday
  • Potential for Doncaster and/or Coburg location
  • Pay and conditions as per the SCHADS Award
  • Possibility of permanency dependent on funding

Core Functions

  • Contributes to program planning and delivery;
  • Works according to the individual needs of participants;
  • Records and assesses participant progress;
  • Contributes to participant reports;
  • Responsible for the support and supervision of participants;
  • Responsible for contributing to positive outcomes for each participant;
  • Works as part of a cooperative multidisciplinary team;
  • May work 1:1 with participants or as part of a group;
  • Demonstrates empathy and respect, contributing to a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse group of people;
  • Utilises appropriate therapeutic approaches to work with participants;
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of KHG's gardens and nursery;
  • Assisting with preparation for and execution of KHG events, including the Spring and Autumn Plant Sales;
  • Other duties as required.

Personal Attributes

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humour
  • Persistence
  • Commitment to quality service delivery
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in Disability, Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Youth Work or equivalent
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • Experience in providing personal support to vulnerable people
  • Sincere and appropriate levels of empathy, consideration and respect towards others
  • Demonstrated capacity to make timely and appropriate decisions
  • Ability to successfully work independently or as part of a group
  • Highly developed time-management and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy


  • Drivers Licence
  • An interest in horticulture and horticulture-based therapy


Police Check and Working With Children Check.

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