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Therapeutic Counsellor - Gamblers Help Services


Reference: 4435562

  • Full-time (part-time negotiable) to 30th June 2019
  • Working across collocated services in Melton, Hume, Whittlesea
  • After hours may be required
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Career and professional development opportunities

Job Description

The Therapeutic counselling position is an integral part of the Gamblers Help program. The role aims to minimise the personal, health and social impact for individuals and families experiencing gambling related harm. Gamblers Help counsellors take a holistic and client-centered approach to assisting people with their recovery and respond to co-morbid presentations including AOD, Mental Health and Family Violence, through the provision of evidence-based therapeutic interventions across a range of modalities and practice settings appropriate to individual needs. This position will be co-located across Melton, Hume and Whittlesea sites.

The key responsibilities of these positions include:

  • Providing comprehensive assessment and treatment service for Gamblers Help clients
  • Providing a variety of counselling and/or case management interventions including individual or family based
  • Maintaining client documentation within requirements and timelines.
  • Deliver integrated service activities related to vulnerable target groups through service promotion, education/training and networking
  • To facilitate and develop referral pathways and secondary consultations between health and welfare professionals and other service stakeholders

The key skills required for these roles include:

  • Demonstrated ability to screen, assess and treat clients experiencing gambling, mental health and other complex issues using a range of counselling interventions
  • Highly developed time management and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to manage client load, client records and collection of statistical data
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team.

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Rachel Avery, Team Leader - Wellbeing and Support on - 0407 099 246.

Applications Close: 26 Nov 2018