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Gambler's Help Therapeutic Counsellor


Job Description

Melbourne Counselling Service

Gambler's Help City & Inner North

Therapeutic Counsellor

Part time – 30.4 hours per week

·      Join a supportive and professional service

·      Be part of a specialist clinical team responding to problem gambling

·      Build innovative and strategic relationships with relevant services in the Inner North catchment area

The Salvation Army have been making a significant contribution and impact to Australian communities for over 150 years, working to transform the lives of those in need. Melbourne Counselling Service (MCS) is a program of The Salvation Army Australia (TSA) operating across the Alcohol & Other Drugs and Family Violence Social Mission streams.

Gambler’s Help City and Inner North (GHCIN) is part of Melbourne Counselling Service (MCS).

We are looking for a motivated person who shares our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role we invite you to apply for our current vacancy of Therapeutic Counsellor.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly professional team of problem gambling counsellors who:

·      Provide clinical counselling services to problem gamblers and affected others.

·      Provide training, secondary consultation, co-counselling and other innovative and flexible responses to relevant services in the catchment area.

Reporting to the Gambler’s Help Clinical Team Leader, you will be based at sites within the Inner North catchment area (Cities of Melbourne, Yarra, Money Valley and Moreland).

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, Health Professional stream, Level 3.

What we can offer you:

·      Generous salary packaging options

·      Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members

·      Corporate Private Health Insurance rates

·      Supportive and encouraging organisation

The ideal applicant will demonstrate:

·      Relevant knowledge of addictive behaviour and a variety of contemporary intervention practices for people with addictive behaviours, particularly problem gambling.

·      Knowledge and understanding of the impacts of problem gambling upon individuals, their significant others, couples, families and wider communities.

·      Experience in delivering individual, couple, family and group counselling

·      Experience in providing training and working collaboratively with other services/sectors

·      Tertiary qualifications in psychology or social work or related disciplines are required.  Applicants must be eligible for registration in accordance with the Psychological Practices Act, 1987, or for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or for membership of PACFA

As part of the position, the successful applicant will be required to work in an after-hours roster.

The Salvation Army is a Child Safe Organisation. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check.

All applicants will also be required to undertake a mandatory National Police Check and be eligible to work in Australia.

Enquiries:

For further information about this position, contact Blanca Ramos on 03 9653 3250.

A copy of the position description can be found attached.

How to apply:

Please submit written applications briefly addressing the specialist competencies as listed in the position description, and including a resume and cover letter, to   https://salvationarmy.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/broadbean_external/job/Melbourne/Gambler-s-Help-Therapeutic-Counsellor_R1308-1    by 17/08/2020.

Applications not meeting the above requirements will not be considered for this role.

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