Employment

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a major non-government organisation employing over 100 staff to provide specialist alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to more than 2000 clients per year. Windana, operating since 1984, works with people to address the drivers and impacts of problematic AOD use, providing a responsive, integrated and holistic approach to recovery. Windana delivers evidence-based programs incorporating complementary treatment services to individuals and families that assist them to recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. We use a comprehensive, responsive and integrated approach to recovery, utilising traditional medicine, pharmacology, psychological and natural therapies to achieve treatment goals for our clients.

The following exciting varied roles are available across our organisation:

Service Manager 

  • Completely new AOD Rehabilitation Service
  • Ballarat based 

Be part of something new and amazing

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation. 

For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process. 

Windana will be opening a new residential rehabilitation service (Therapeutic Community) for the Grampians and surrounding regions in October 2018.  Once all the beds are available from March 2019, around 80 people every year will be able to benefit from services in their own community.

As consequence, we are looking for a Service Manager to manage this new Therapeutic Community (TC). The Service Manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the TC and provide leadership, clinical expertise, supervision and support to the staff and resident teams.

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. 

To be successful in this role, you will have, a minimum of two years’ work experience in the drug and alcohol field, experience in management or leadership of a team and demonstrated knowledge of co-morbidity in relation to problematic alcohol and other drug use.  You will also have a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or similar.                 

In return, we will offer you competitive remuneration plus optional salary packaging and an opportunity to make this role your own.

If this role is for you, then click here for the position description. Applications must address the selection criteria to be considered. If you have further queries contact Clare Davies on Clare.Davies@Windana.org.au  Applications need to be received by 5.00pm 3rd August 2018 at: applications@windana.org.au

Manager Community Services 

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of programs
  • Based in St Kilda
  • Salary Packaging

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation.

 For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process. 

The Manager - Community Services is responsible to develop, plan, manage and review the provision of Community Services delivered by the team to the clients of Windana in alignment with the Windana Strategic Plan.

Windana’s Community Services comprise of Family Services, The Street Project, Art Therapy, Windana Health and Healing, Counselling, Care and Recovery Coordination, Intake and Assessment in South East Melbourne, and the Windana Peer Support Group. In addition, from time to time there are projects developed to respond to emerging need.    

To be successful in this role, you will need a relevant tertiary qualification, a minimum of 4 years post graduate experience in a leadership/management role and significant experience working in community based organisations through the lens of the Social Model of Health. 

In return, we will offer you competitive remuneration plus optional salary packaging and a great team of colleagues.

If this role is for you, then click here for the position description. Applications must address the selection criteria to be considered. If you have further queries contact Clare Davies from 13 – 20 July on Clare.Davies@Windana.org.au or Molly O’Reilly on Molly.O'Reilly@Windana.org.au from 23 – 27 July. Applications need to be received by 5.00pm 27th July 2018 at: applications@windana.org.au

Manager People and Culture 

  • 0.8EFT – 1.0EFT Negotiable
  • Highly Regarded Not for Profit
  • Based in St Kilda
  • Salary Packaging

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation.

 For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process. 

The Manager People and Culture has overall responsibility to provide strategic leadership and oversight for all areas of People and Culture and to provide higher level operational support to the organisation.

Windana’s People and Culture team provide professional support to all Windana staff, the Board and external stakeholders in the areas of HR, Occupational Health and Safety, Learning and Development, Knowledge Management, Privacy and Freedom of Information, Quality and Risk functions. 

To be successful in this role, you will need significant and demonstrated experience in HR or related field and a Bachelor degree (or higher) in a relevant field. A driver’s licence is essential as we have 4 sites across Victoria.   

In return, Windana will offer you a base salary of $90-$100k plus super plus optional salary packaging.  Rest assured your work will be challenging, varied and rewarding.

If this role is for you, then click here for the position description. Applications must address the selection criteria to be considered. If you have further queries contact Mark Klose on Mark.Klose@Windana.org.au  Applications need to be received by 9.00am 27th July 2018 at: applications@windana.org.au

Dual Diagnosis Practitioner

  • 4 days per week (0.8EFT)
  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2019
  • Work for a respected Not For profit organisation
  • Based at our Therapeutic Community in Maryknoll

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process.

Based at our 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 teaches residents ‘right living’ principles utilizing ‘community as method’. 

Located 75kms east of Melbourne, on a 40 acre property, residents live in self-contained houses in a campus style setting.

The Dual Diagnosis Practitioner will work to improve dual diagnosis responses across the Windana rehabilitation services suite of programs. This position will specifically work with those clients who experience high levels of disadvantage and vulnerability as a result of mental health and problematic substance use.

Mandatory for this position is a Bachelor degree in a health related discipline with a preference for a Registered Psychologist and/or Registered Nurse with post graduate mental health qualifications. AHPRA registration is required.

The position is for 4 days per week (0.8 FTE) fixed term until July 2019 with salary circa $80k (pro rata for part time) plus optional salary packaging, plus 9.5% super.  In addition, Windana provides an excellent suite of support for staff including comprehensive training, supervision and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If this role is for you, then click here for the position description.  Applications must address the selection criteria to be considered. If you have further queries contact David Scott on David.Scott@Windana.org.au  Evidence of qualifications must also be provided if interviewed.  All preferred candidates are subject to psychometric testing and National Police Checks.

Applications in writing must be submitted by 5.00pm 20 July 2018 to applications@windana.org.au

Registered Nurse – Adult Withdrawal Unit 

  • Free parking
  • Based in St Kilda
  • Great Team

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation.

 For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process.

Windana offers medically supported withdrawal programs in addition to its pioneering evidence-based, non-medical treatment programs. For Windana, effective recovery is about offering choices for people to take their lives in new, positive directions.

The Registered Nurse has responsibility for providing clients with alcohol and/or other substance use a safe, supportive and holistic environment to undertake a supervised withdrawal within a residential setting. Additionally you will:

  • Provide initial and ongoing bio psychosocial nursing assessment of clients admitted to the adult withdrawal unit
  • Liaise with relevant agencies including General Practitioners, hospitals and other service providers as necessary
  • Facilitate clinical interventions for clients including withdrawal scales, safe and timely administration of medication, urine drug screening etc
  • Monitor clients physical withdrawal symptoms and advise treating medical staff appropriately
  • Participate in group and individual interventions, case management and multidisciplinary reviews, clinical case notes, clinical administrative tasks and data entry

Salary $80.6k plus super and a welcoming environment with great professional support and a friendly team of colleagues. Your work will be both challenging and rewarding and you will be able to see the difference your input makes to our clients on a daily basis.

 If this role is for you, then click here for the position description - applications must address the selection criteria to be considered.  Applications need to be received by 5.00pm 27th July at: applications@windana.org.au

Team Leader – Rehabilitation Community Programs

  • Genuinely interesting and varied role
  • Based at our Therapeutic Community in Maryknoll
  • Salary Circa $78k pa plus super and generous Salary Packaging options

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc. is a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients wherever they are in the recovery process.

Based at our 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 teaches residents ‘right living’ principles utilizing ‘community as method’. 

Located 75kms east of Melbourne, on a 40 acre property, residents live in self-contained houses in a campus style setting.

The Team Leader – Rehabilitation Community Programs is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Aftercare Program, Moe Day Rehabilitation Program, Transitional Housing and TC Support staff.  The Team Leader will provide supervision and support to the staff and ensure that programs are operating to meet client need and funding requirements. This role will assist the Team Leader – Therapeutic Community as required.

Mandatory for this position is:

  • minimum of two years’ work experience in the drug and alcohol field
  • demonstrated knowledge of problematic alcohol and other drug use
  • demonstrated knowledge of co-morbidity in relation to problematic alcohol and other drug use and mental health
  • demonstrated skills relevant to leading a team, and client assessment skills and experience
  • Diploma Alcohol and Other Drugs or higher

The position is mainly based in Maryknoll but will require travel to other sites. Windana provides an excellent suite of support for staff including comprehensive training, supervision and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

 If this role is for you, then click here for the position description - applications must address the selection criteria to be considered. If you have further queries, contact Matt Taylor on Matt.Taylor@Windana.org.au  Applications need to be received by 5.00pm 29th June 2018 at: applications@windana.org.au.