Information about Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery Inc.

Windana is a leading Melbourne-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation specialising in holistic, client-focused recovery services.

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 assists close to 1500 people across Victoria per annum by providing AOD treatment services including residential withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation and a suite of non-residential services.

Windana is a QIP accredited organisation currently employing over 100 highly experienced staff delivering excellent services across multiple sites.

Windana is in a period of growth - come join us.

Interested in joining the team?

At Windana we seek compassionate, skilled and driven people who share our mission and values to fill a range of positions.   Training, qualifications and experience required to perform the functions of individual positions are detailed in our advertisements and position descriptions.

Windana embraces inclusive practice.  We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

We are very proud of our diverse team, who individually and collectively, make a positive difference to our clients and their loved ones each and every day.

Employee benefits

Windana employees are paid above award rates and have access to employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including purchased leave), health and well-being services, training and professional development opportunities.  Windana staff and their direct family members also have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

Recognition and reward

Windana recognises and celebrates excellence and achievement through the Peter Bucci Award and service recognition through employee length of service awards.

Our commitment to diversity

Windana values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance the effectiveness of our staff, volunteers, programs, services and the communities in which we work.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to welcome, include, and value people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, people with lived experience, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and from a range of ages.

Commitment to child safety

Windana is committed to child safety and condemns all forms of child abuse, exploitation of children and discrimination against children.  Windana has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to acting in the best interest of children.

We promote cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and providing safe environments for children with a disability.

Pre-employment screening

Where qualifications and/or registration is required, these will be verified during the selection process.

In addition to referee checking and psychometric testing (where required), all prospective employees undergo a Criminal History Check (Police Records check) and are required to provide a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

As a child safe organisation, any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment or volunteering at Windana.