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Gambling Counsellor - Wollongong

Apply now Job no: 980367
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling


PT Gambling Counsellor - Excellent Opportunity with Ongoing Training and Career Development

  • Salary Packaging Available
  • Monday  to Thursday – 30.4 hours per week (days negotiable)
  • Permanent  Part Time Position

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

About the role

Mission Australia provides gambling counselling to individual clients and families with gambling problems, through specialist information and support regarding interventions, strategies and counselling.  The provision of such support will require liaison with geographically dispersed services and as such will occasionally require travel and after hours support.

Provide a short description of the responsibilities. (A copy of the position description is provided below).


  • Provide individual counselling to clients both over the phone and face to face
  • Develop and facilitate group support workshops to meet the needs of the service, clients and the local community
  • Develop and support an environment conducive to effective counselling and client support
  • Arrange appropriate referrals for clients to other services as required
  • Develop quality relationships with a range of key stakeholders including community organisations, rehabilitation providers and other health professionals to allow for the effective provision of support and information to clients

Qualifications & experience

  •  Relevant Counselling Qualifications
  •  Awareness of gambling counselling therapeutic interventions and strategies
  •  Experience in the provision of individual counselling and group workshops
  •  A valid and current driver's licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

 In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close 21st of January 2018

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.


Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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