4 Sep 2019

Contract Gambling Counsellor in West Gosford

PM – Talent Management – Central Coast

Job Description

West Gosford NSW
For over 40 years, Parramatta Mission has supported some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in society, including those experiencing homelessness, crisis, domestic violence and living with mental illness. Our values are grace, inclusion, dignity, faith and hope. We are an equal opportunity employer who values, respects and supports diversity within the workplace and the community.

West Gosford location

Full time position – 4.5 days/week + 0.5 Saturday ( 9.00am – 1.00pm every 2nd Saturday)
The Gambling Counsellor position will be responsible for delivering counselling and support services in order to assist people with gambling related problems. The counsellor will provide an evidence-based therapeutic counselling service to reduce the negative effect of gambling on individuals, families and significant others. They will also raise community awareness of problem gambling issues and provide services via promotional and educational activities.

Primary Duties:
Provide intake and/or assessment services as part of the Parramatta Mission Counselling Services model and relevant Funding Body Agreements
Achieve expected KPI’s of number of recorded client sessions delivered
Appropriate utilisation and maintenance of database and filing systems for consumer related information
Promote the service to appropriate agencies/networks by completing presentations and attending interagency meetings etc.
Participate in clinical review and supervision to ensure service standards and client needs are met
Maintain and develop clinical skills through participation in professional development, literature research and ongoing education
Skills and Experiences:
Essential skills & Qualifications

Qualifications and demonstrated experience in counselling and be registered with the appropriate registration authorities (e.g. AHPRA, ACA or PACFA).
Minimum Diploma of Gambling Counselling or Minimum Qualifications met for accreditation as a Gambling Help Counsellor
Knowledge of and experience in therapy for Gambling Disorder
Ability to provide support and facilitate delivery of client-focused services
Ability to facilitate the smooth and supported referrals of clients to external and/or additional services as required
Ability to monitor, record, and provide feedback of treatment outcomes with appropriate tools
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in applying relevant evidence-based practices
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in appropriate intake and assessment of mental health conditions
Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
Current Drivers Licence
Current first aid certificate
What we Offer:
A friendly and supportive environment with generous salary packaging options available under the Public Benevolent Institution arrangement.

Parramatta Mission is an equal opportunity employer that values, respects and supports inclusion and diversity within the workplace and the community.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Due to our current high volume of recruitment only applicants selected for further screening will be contacted.

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