Gambling Help Counsellor

Employer: UnitingCare

Region: Queensland wide

Closing Date: 29 October 2020

Job Description:

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We are currently seeking to appoint a Gambling Help Counsellor/Educator to work as a part of our Gambling Help Service (GHS) based in Hervey Bay. This position is permanent part-time, 45.6 hours per fortnight.

The Role:

The Counsellor/Educator in the Gambling Help Service provides counselling to individuals, couples and families adversely affected by gambling. This client-centred work assists clients to address problematic gambling, the impacts to themselves and/or family members, and the circumstances or issues that may underpin it. In addition, the counsellor/ educator will work with key industry and community stakeholders to raise awareness of gambling-related harm, encourage screening and cultivate opportunities for partnerships with service providers and local community to reduce gambling-related harm and support help seeking.

About You:

To be successful in this position you will have experience, and theoretical knowledge of working therapeutically with addiction, specifically gambling. You will also have experience in developing and delivering education and awareness programs, as well as an understanding of theoretical frameworks and models of adult education and community development. In addition to the above you will also be required to have:

  • Diploma in Counselling or equivalent as a minimum
  • Demonstrated experience working in a human services field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strength based interventions and approaches in addiction service delivery with a focus on decision making and problem solving
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Suitability Card for Child Related Employment (Blue Card)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 is desirable
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) or similar is desirable

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.

About Us:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare Queensland offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organization where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UCQ offer a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

To Apply
So don’t hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare Queensland and apply now by submitting your cover letter and resume!

For more information, please contact the details below.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At Uniting Care, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community



Name: Tyler Dewar

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