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Coordinator - GROW Program

Kevin Heinze GROW

Classification: SCHADS Award Level 4

Reports to: Manager - Client Services

Conditions: Permanent part time (30 hours / week)


Working closely with the Manager – Client Services and Coordinator – Therapeutic Horticulture, the Coordinator – GROW Program will provide task supervision and coaching to KHG field staff to assist them in delivering effective, evidence-based services to KHG participants.

An essential aspect of this role is an ability to work well in a positive and energetic manner in order to ensure positive outcomes for participants of KHG through modelling appropriate workplace behaviour.


$75,088 - $81,668 per annum, pro rata

Salary packaging up to $15,900 per FBT year

10.5% superannuation

Family, LGBTIQA+ and disability friendly employer


Kevin Heinze Grow is a leading disability and mental health charity. Founded in 1979, we deliver services to people of all ages and abilities at our two garden centres in Doncaster and Coburg. The Kevin Heinze Grow model is founded on principles of therapeutic horticulture. In the peaceful and stress-free environment of a garden, our experienced and multidisciplinary team work with our participants to help them reach their goals.


May include:

  • Task supervision and induction of KHG Trainers, Support Workers, Volunteers and Students on Placement working within the core GROW Program;
  • Coordinating and contributing to regular case noting for GROW Program participants;
  • Contributing to the development of the GROW Program in conjunction with the Coordinator – Therapeutic Horticulture and Senior Trainers, under direction of the Manager – Client Services;
  • Liaising with the Coordinator – Therapeutic Horticulture and Senior Trainers to ensure that activities within the GROW Program are evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of program participants;
  • Assisting the Leadership Team in the development of policy and practice across service delivery areas, as required;
  • Supporting staff to work with complex participants, as required;
  • Demonstrating empathy and respect, contributing to a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse group of people;
  • Problem solving, including providing assistance as required to lower classified employees;
  • Managing time, planning and organising their own work plan;
  • Participation at regular KHG staff planning sessions;
  • Operating according to KHG policies;
  • Working as part of a cooperative multidisciplinary team;
  • Other duties as required.


  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Commitment to quality service delivery
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent time and task management
  • Creativity
  • Sense of humour
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work / Teaching / allied health or equivalent;
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or mental health conditions;
  • Sincere and appropriate levels of empathy, consideration and respect towards others;
  • Ability to successfully work independently or as part of a group;
  • Capacity to build effective working relationships;
  • Demonstrated capacity to make timely and appropriate decisions;
  • Ability to successfully coach a team in a complex work environment;
  • Computer literacy.


  • Experience or interest in therapeutic horticulture;
  • Leadership or coaching experience;
  • An understanding of not-for-profit environments.


Applicants must agree to undergo the following checks prior to employment.

Police Check

Working With Children Check

Disability worker screening

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

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