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Therapeutic Community Support Workers - Maryknoll

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery
  • Make a difference in people’s lives
  • Casual positions available for Weekends and Sleepover
  • Based at our Therapeutic Community in Maryknoll in a Central Location
  • Attractive salary packaging and flexible work arrangements are available

Since 1984, Windana has helped thousands of people recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and make meaningful change to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

To learn more about us visit https://windana.org.au/.

The Program:

The Therapeutic Community (TC) residents rehabilitate by exploring their own life experiences and learning from the experience and insights of others. In education, therapy, and work groups which form the basis of the daily routine everyone has an opportunity to explore new ways of experiencing life. The TC is all about change and growth in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Located 75kms east of Melbourne, on a 40-acre property, residents live in self-contained houses in a campus style setting.

The opportunity:

Directly accountable to the Team Leader, the Casual Support Worker is a community member that ensures the TC is a safe and supportive environment for residents to participate in treatment. The Support Worker provides support and care, performs administration duties, supervises medication and ensures ‘community as method’ is evident through role modelling and enacting a rational authority role.

The position works across a 24-hour roster and can involve weekday, weekend, sleepover and overnight stand-up work.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in AOD or other relevant health qualification.
  • Experience working/volunteering within the AOD or mental health sector
  • Ability to work, participate and contribute within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to write case notes and other essential documentation
  • Ability to abide by the Agency’s undertaking re: confidentiality
  • A current Victorian Driver’s license is essential

Desirable Skills & Competencies

  • Experience in a Therapeutic Community and/or experience working in a residential program
  • Qualification and/or training in mental health
  • Understanding and implementation of Therapeutic Community model – ATCA Essential Elements

Position Description:

To be considered, applications must address the selection criteria contained in the attached Position Description available in our website: Support Workers.

Additional Information:

Windana is a child-safe and equal employment opportunity employer. A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position, and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


If you have any queries, please email: jrollings@windana.org.au, using the subject line: Therapeutic Community Support Workers enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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