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Southern Counsellor - PGF Services

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    16 January 2022

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Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others and minimising gambling harm?

Do you want to make a positive impact for tāngata whaiora and whānau?

Are you experienced in mental hea:lth and addictions?

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 Christchurch.

About us

At PGF Services, 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, groups, and the community. We have the flexibility to support any counselling modality that promotes client engagement and motivation.

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.

About the role

The successful candidate will provide whānau support services for those already experiencing harm from the impacts of gambling and other co-existing issues, along with providing education and engagement in the region to raise awareness of gambling harm.

About you

  • Completed qualification in a relevant field such as social work, counselling and/or addiction
  • Membership to an appropriate governing body
  • Self-motivation, with 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

What we Offer

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

If you want to make a difference by working to reduce gambling harm and achieve healthy communities, then we want to hear from you. Applications will close at 5.00 pm on 16 January 2022 unless filled prior.

Please note: To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, all our staff need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medically exempt. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment.

For any recruitment queries, please contact Sasha John at or