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Gambling Caseworker

  • Strong education focus; help to minimise harm from gambling
  • Based in Mt Wellington, Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Full time, 40 hours per week

The Salvation Army provides a professional national preventing and minimising gambling harm service that seeks to support and empower individuals, whānau and communities in developing healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, free from gambling harm.

Their gambling public health services aim to do this through:

  • Developing and supporting adoption of policies that prevent and minimise gambling harm
  • Raising awareness through education and networking to improve community awareness and understanding of the range of harms that can arise from gambling
  • Strengthening community participation and action around preventing and minimising gambling harm
  • Supporting appropriate organisations to identify and screen their clients for gambling harm and refer to appropriate help services
  • To ensure that communities have access to services that provide strong protective factors and build community, family and individual resiliency
  • Supporting safe gambling environments and actively promote effective harm minimisation / host responsibility activities
  • Support Multi-Venue Exclusion as local MVE Coordinator, including local liaison with stakeholders

We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced public health worker / health promoter. You will have practical experience working with vulnerable and at-risk population groups, including Māori and Pasifika communities, and will support the reduction of inequities in these communities relating to gambling harm.

Ideally, candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • A strong interest in gambling/addiction as a public health, social and community issue
  • Degree qualification and experience in public health / health promotion, community development, policy development, and/or research and evaluation
  • An understanding of the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi in relation to health and able to apply these principles to work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills across a range of media that will appeal to diverse communities
  • Competent in public health planning and reporting
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate public health programmes that target vulnerable communities in relation to preventing and minimising gambling harm
  • Capable of building and maintaining productive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to competently manage competing work demands and exercise self-care
  • Reliability and an ability to work autonomously, organised and efficient

To be appointed in this role, applicants should have NZ residency, give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check and hold a current NZ Drivers Licence.

The Salvation Army Oasis is part of the Health and Disability sector in New Zealand, and therefore all applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide a vaccine pass as evidence.

To find out more about Oasis, please visit the website https://oasis.salvationarmy.org.nz/

Applications close: 5.00pm Sunday 10 April 2022

Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via mclaren.co.nz

Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz

P: 04 499 1069

W: www.mclaren.co.nz

View the position description by copying this link into your browser:

https://mclaren.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/TSA-Oasis-PD-Gambling-Public-Health-Worker-22.3.22.pdf