Gambling Harm Counsellor

  • Location:

    Auckland

  • Applications Close:

    13 April 2021

  • Sector:

    Addiction
  • Type:

    Permanent

  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    PGF Services

  • Contact:

Do you love mental health and addictions work? Are you passionate about making a difference within Māori and Pacific communities? Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others?

Then this will be the opportunity for you! We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Counsellor in the mental health and addiction field to join our PGF Services team in the Mid-Central Region.

The Problem Gambling Foundation is now trading as PGF Group, the overarching brand for PGF Services (counselling and health promotion), Asian Family Services and Mapu Maia (Pasifika Services).

At PGF Group, we have a dynamic team environment that incorporates a holistic approach to minimising the harm caused by gambling. The organisation is funded to work with individuals, whānau/family members, groups, wider whānau and community groups. In addition, we have the flexibility to support any counselling modality that promotes client engagement and motivation. Our gambling harm counselling is free and extends to affected others such as whānau and partners.

The successful candidate will provide whānau support services for those already experiencing harm from the impacts of gambling and other co-existing issues and educating and engaging the community to raise awareness of gambling harm.

What you will bring:

  • A qualification in a relevant field such as social work, counselling and/or addiction
  • Membership to an appropriate governing body
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and engage with diverse communities
  • Effective and respectful communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and high standards of record keeping
  • Skills to build professional relationships with community organisations
  • Competence in data entry and Microsoft 365 programmes desirable
  • Full and clean driver’s licence

We are committed to delivering a mana enhancing service and the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff is important to us. We value the connections you have with your community and encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Ten days sick leave
  • Medical insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Latest smartphone and laptop
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Fortnightly external supervision
  • Use of company vehicle

This is an exciting and challenging position offering both personal development and an opportunity to make a real difference in our priority communities. If you want to make a difference by working to achieve healthy communities, we want to hear from you. Applications will close at 5.00pm on 13 April 2021.

For a full job description or to send an application and CV, please contact:

Aung Ko Maung

Email: Aung.maung@pgf.nz

Or visit our website www.pgf.nz/careers

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