Published July 6, 2024
Last Modified July 8, 2024
Job Type
Closing Date
July 17, 2024

Job Description

Join Windana: Where our mission is to help people rebuild their lives.

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a significant impact? Windana invites you to be part of our Life-Changing mission, where your experience will be the driving force behind transforming lives affected by alcohol and other drug dependence, mental health challenges, family violence or other social disadvantage.

The Perks?

  • Suitably rewarded with an attractive Salary Packaging Benefits.
  • State-of-the-art alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation centre located in Corio.
  • Meaningful Work - Making a positive difference to the lives of the clients we care for.

Why Windana?

In November 2023, Windana and TaskForce merged into a single organisation - positioning us strongly for the future to provide more services to more people. With a combined history spanning almost 50 years, Windana is a leading Victorian-based organisation committed to making a positive impact. As we embark on this exciting journey we're committed to shaping a brighter future and positioning ourselves as an employer of choice.

And this is where you come in!

An exciting opportunity has risen for AOD Peer Worker to join our team at our Barwon Therapeutic Community. This is a fixed-term opportunity and the role will be operating out of Corio.

The role

As our AOD Peer Worker you will help residents in the AOD withdrawal program by sharing your lived experience of treatment and recovery from substance use.

We recognise the strength, courage, and unique perspective of people with lived experience of alcohol and other drugs and believe peer support is a powerful part of the recovery journey.

You will draw upon your own lived experience to help others and be supported by a skilled, multidiscipline team that provide a full suite of AOD treatments.

If you're passionate about applying your expertise in AOD and making a meaningful impact, this role in our purpose-driven non-profit organisation could be a perfect fit for you.

What we're looking for:

  • Lived alcohol and drug experience, with preference to participating in treatment at an accredited Therapeutic Community.
  • A minimum of 2 years successfully engaged in work, volunteering or study after graduating from an AOD residential program or other similar treatment service.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening skills and clear speaking skills, with an ability to tailor communicate style to suit the diversity of residents.
  • Ability to maintain clear boundaries and engage in self-reflection.
  • Completed SHARC Peer Training.

The team

We're a dynamic bunch of individuals that value continuous improvement and collaboration. We support your growth, both professionally and personally, and foster an inclusive and diverse workplace committed to equality and embracing differences. Our commitment to gender equality, flexible working, mental health & wellbeing, and LGBTQIA+ inclusion fosters an innovative organisational spirit.

When can you start you ask? We are ready when you are.

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.

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