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Gambling Counsellor

Mission Australia - Bega, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Permanent Full time | 38 hours per week
  • Location: Batemans Bay or Bega NSW
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need
About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 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 are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment.

Your Opportunity

You will provide specialist counselling and support to people 16 years and above whose lives are impacted by problems relating to gambling harm via face to face, telephone and online modalities including other media as required. Provide gambling specialist information and support regarding therapeutic interventions, strategies and counselling to Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups.

Your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Support clients who are experiencing gambling harm
  • Develop, implement and review culturally appropriate individualised intervention plans
  • Maintain relationships to link in with existing services and other support agencies
  • Develop and/or conduct and facilitate group support and treatment programs as required
  • Develop quality and effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders
  • Provide accurate and timely reports to management on activities and client progress
  • Participate in training and supervision
  • Maintain accreditation with relevant bodies
  • Work from other locations as required to meet community need
Requirements for Success
  • A Tertiary qualification in Counselling, Psychology or similar, and/or previous experience in therapeutic counselling and support planning on an individual and group basis
  • Diploma in Problem Gambling Counselling or willingness to undertake
  • Knowledge of local community health services and other community programs
  • Experience in working with individuals from a diverse background
  • A current NSW driver's licence
Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:
  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email .

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click “Apply”. As a committed employer, we will respond to your application. For more information, feel free to view the . For further information about working with us visit

Applications for this role will close on Sunday 16 May 2021.

Advertised: 28 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Application close: 16 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Mission Australia