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Gambling Help Counsellor/educator

UnitingCare Queensland - Hervey Range, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Position Details

Reference Number 27112
Position Title Gambling Help Counsellor/Educator
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Directorate Child & Family Services
Location Hervey Bay,
Classification level range
Position Summary

  • Provide counselling to individuals, couples and families adversely affected by addiction, specifically gambling
  • Part Time Ongoing Opportunity based in Hervey Bay/Maryborough region
  • Salary from PA5.1-5.3 ($80,304.64- $83,940.48 base) + 9.5% super + salary packaging + employee benefits
The Opportunity:

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

The Counsellor/Educator in the Gambling Help Service provides counselling to individuals, couples and families adversely affected by addiction, specifically 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 the issue.

What you'll need:

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:
  • Demonstrated experience working in a counselling role
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in therapeutic and counselling skills that is applicable to addiction and trauma.
  • Demonstrated case management skills with a focus on outcomes, data and practice improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strength based interventions and approaches in trauma/addiction counseling or the ability to acquire the skills.
  • Experience in group facilitation and community education or the ability to acquire the skills.
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Suitability Card for Child Related Employment (Blue Card)
  • A Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or Behavioural Science
Further information can be obtained by viewing position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.

Supporting you to support others

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:
  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development
Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

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.

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, 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.

Contact Person Susan Martinez
Contact Number 0410042061
Alternate Contact Person Shane Bill
Alternate Contact Number 0419599774
Closing Date 11/05/2021
Position Description and/or
Supporting Information 2021_PD_GHS Counsellor level 5 Hervey Bay - Maryborough.pdf

UnitingCare Queensland

Hervey Range, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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