Support Worker – Residential Therapeutic Community

An exciting opportunity is available for committed, values-driven individuals who are looking for a role that will make a difference to those in our community.

If this sounds like you, please read on!

About the Role

As a Support Worker, you will be changing the lives of adults and their families impacted by alcohol and other drugs. You’ll do this by providing a range of services, including (but not limited to) resolving straight-forward client enquiries, transporting residents to activities and appointments, supporting shopping for client’s needs and participating and assisting in therapeutic education group activities. Please note assisting with personal care is not a requirement of this role, all of our residential clients are assessed as capable of managing all personal care before intake into our Therapeutic Community.

You will work within as part of a multidisciplinary team, to support individuals and families experiencing alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence.

This position will provide support to people with significant AOD issues who are participating in residential treatment within the Karralika Therapeutic Community and will include evening and weekend shifts on a fortnightly roster, and the position is offered as either full-time, part-time, or on a casual basis.

About You

To be considered for this position, you must hold relevant qualifications in Community Services, including alcohol and other drugs/mental health or a willingness to complete.

You will preferably have experience working in the AOD or another relevant sector, together with experience working within a residential based community program. Please refer to the Position Description linked above for more information about the requirements for this role.

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people impacted by alcohol and other drugs? If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description, please click here. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Dawn Bainbridge on 02 6185 1300 or

Please send a covering letter that addresses the selection criteria, and a copy of your most recent CV to

About Karralika Programs

Karralika has been operating alcohol and other drug treatment programs since the establishment of the first Karralika Therapeutic Community Program in 1978 and has a strong reputation for the delivery of high quality, client-centred and responsive alcohol, and other drug treatment support services.

Our approach to recovery is multidimensional, supporting our clients to learn about themselves behaviourally, cognitively, and emotionally to achieve and sustain positive living.

Recovery is an active process of discovery where clients develop a sense of hope, meaning and purpose for life, community and belonging, and positive identity and pride.