Barwon Therapeutic Community – Project Worker

  • Take the next step in your career and help lead Windana’s Community Services Program in Corio, Victoria.
  • Full-time opportunity with attractive salary packaging options available
  • Make a real difference in peoples’ lives

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.

Barwon TC is a purpose-built facility which will commence operation in July 2021

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional in Health or related field with knowledge and expertise in project management – including software – and experience in the AOD sector or an understanding of the Victoria AOD sector, leading significant projects with the ability to build effective relationships and engage with different stakeholders to achieve the project outcomes.

This role reports to the Project Lead – Barwon and is responsible for the onsite coordination and delivery of project outcomes as directed the Project Manager or Project Lead.

The Project Worker provides onsite coordination of Project Works, coordinate the implementation of client focused facilities services and advice to the project and program teams. Also, provide advice, information and support services to the project team across a broad range of project and facilitates planning and coordinate external service providers to ensure the timely delivery of project outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will have

  • Relevant tertiary qualification – Health Science, Nursing, Counselling, Social Work or Psychology
  • Completion of Certificate IV or Diploma in AOD and Mental Health or a commitment to complete studies
  • Current registration with a relevant professional body
  • Empathetic to philosophy of Windana
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on major projects and manage input from multiple parties.
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships and engage in productive stakeholder engagement activities to ensure the timely delivery of project outcomes.
  • A proven capacity to work with a variety of community agencies and other external service providers and develop effective working relationships
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise clearly and to oversee multiple tasks
  • Resilient and ability to work calmly under pressure and to encourage others to do the same
  • Capacity to manage changing priorities
  • Computer literate, strong analytical skills and able to produce a high level of written communication

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Additional information

We are committed to child safety and are a Child Safe organisation. A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position, and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates. A current Victorian Driver’s license is essential for this role.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.