Therapeutic Support Worker

We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapeutic Support Worker with relevant Alcohol and Drug experience to join our team located in Barwon, on a permanent part-time/ casual basis.

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 Role
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.

The position works across a 24-hour roster and offers sleepover and overnight stand-up work, and weekend day shift.

Responsibilities include, to:

  • Ensure Community as Method is evident and promoted within the Therapeutic Community,
  • Utilise brief intervention, de-escalation strategies and motivational interviewing
  • Facilitate client self-medication access
  • Provide support to residents attending off-site appointments
  • Participate in community activities i.e., food preparation, groups, weekend outings
  • Produce professional and comprehensive documentation including but not limited to handover notes, communication book entries, case notes and incident reporting

Salary will be $32.54 per hour Level 3 – Pay point 1 inclusive of superannuation.

Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
Employee Assistant Program
Onsite parking

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
  • Understanding of the Therapeutic Community model – ATCA Essential Elements

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Shelley Gibb on 0491 084 435 for a confidential discussion.

Application process
To view the Position Description please- Click here

Applications closing date: Sunday 28 November 2021

Please email your completed application to   and include your covering letter addressing your key selection criteria from within the Position Description in relation to this position and a current CV.

Windana adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19

A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates. We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.