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Residential Program Worker

Grow Australia
  • National organisation
  • Flexible working environment
  • Fulltime
  • Immediate start

We are seeking candidates for a fulltime position for our five-bed Mental Health Residential Program in Narrabundah, ACT. The program offers medium-term residential support to people recovering from mental illness who are transitioning back into the community.


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 mental health conditions, with or without co-existing substance abuse.


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 their recovery and transition to the community using Grows 12 step program. You will be responsible for the day-to-day structure including group facilitation, resident management, and coordination.

We are seeking both people for both casual and fulltime positions working on average two days per week with the opportunity for additional shifts for holiday relief or to cover other staff absences.


The successful candidate will have experience in mental health or drug and alcohol rehabilitation and Cert IV in mental health or AOD. 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.

The position description is available below or at www.grow.org.au/jobs. You can contact Dave McLoughlin, Australia Eastern Region Manager, on 0413 035 110 if you have any questions regarding this position.

Successful applicants will be notified.

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