Gambling Help Service (GHS) Counsellor/Community Educator

About UsRelationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and value social justice and inclusion.   About the RoleWe are currently seeking applications for multiple permanent part-time Gambling Help Service (GHS) Counsellor and Community Educators located at our Maroochydore venue. Hours on offer are between 37.5 and 67.5 hours per fortnight, to be negotiated with the successful candidates. Note that a requirement of the role is to work an evening shift (until 8pm) in order to meet business requirements.The purpose of the role is to provide high standard of gambling counselling to individuals, couples and families, and to promote greater public awareness about the social issues associated with problem gambling through the provision of information to specific target groups and the community.The key responsibilities of this position include:Provide therapeutic counselling to reduce the impact and severity of those affected by problem gambling and their friends and family, and to enhance their personal wellbeingProvide primary community education interventions, such as the provision of information, to raise awareness about the impacts of gambling and the promotion of responsible gambling practicesProvide secondary community education responses aimed to enhance capacity within the Queensland human services system and the gaming industry through the provision of information, education and workshops about how to identify and respond to problem gambling in the communityBuild partnerships with key RAQ GHS stakeholders, including the community, government and gaming industry, to actively facilitate the engagement and referral to RAQ GHS services and ensure clear referral pathways for people accessing RAQ gambling help servicesAbout You To be successful in this position, you will haveRelevant undergraduate qualifications in behavioural science, psychology, counselling or social work,Experience working therapeutically with addiction, specifically gambling, in a variety of settings (e.g. individuals, couples, families and groups).Have knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant legislation and regulations relating to relationships counsellingHave the ability to deliver presentations to members of the public and other community agencies as part of the community education role.The salary being offered is circa $76,947 to $90,363 per annum pro rata, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation.What We Can Offer YouWork-life balance and flexible working hoursAdditional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leaveA supportive team environment and opportunity for professional developmentGenerous salary packaging options available of up to $15,900 per annumPaid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discountsHow to ApplyApplications can be submitted by clicking the Apply Now button. To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter addressing the criteria outlined in the About You section of the Position Description (Position description can be viewed when you begin to apply).  Applications close at 4pm 12 October 2022  HR - PD - GHS Counsellor / Community Educator 76000 AUD Maroochydore 4558