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Gambleaware Community Engagement & Care Coordinator

Catholic Care - Mayfield, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin



Hamilton, NSW

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of people effected by gambling.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Receive an attractive salary plus Salary Packaging (up to $15,899 per annum).

About Us

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity.

Our Clinical Services are in an exciting period of growth and change.

We are here to support people in our community to improve their mental health and wellbeing through our different services. Our dedicated team of professionals is passionate about helping people to live well and work towards their goals.

Our team is growing to provide the people we support with the services they need. We have provided quality support services to the Newcastle and Hunter community for over 30 years.

We offer psychology, allied health, counselling, clinical assessments, behaviour support, adoptions counselling, professional supervision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services and community awareness programs.

The Opportunity

Gambling has significant impacts on local communities, causing distress for not only the problem gambler themselves but often also those around them. Due to the stigma associated with problem gambling help seeking behaviour is often limited. Centacare NENW has been funded by The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling (ORG) to deliver a stepped care model of support and community awareness/engagement activities to the Hunter New England Local Health District. CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning have an agreement with Centacare NENW to operate a GambleAware Team in The Hunter/Mid Coast regions.

In the position of GambleAware Community Engagement and Care Coordinator you will work with a multidisciplinary team to creatively engage gamblers, family and friends, service providers and the general community in a flexible and supportive way. The objective of the position is to raise community awareness of issues related to problem gambling and assist treatment outcomes through care coordination and case management.

To be successful in this position you will need relevant tertiary/professional qualifications and/or equivalent experience in this field. You will have evidence of independent practice history and skill in meeting the range of demands of gambling complex caseloads and excellent skills in implementing strategies that promote positive outcomes in gambling related issues.

We offer a competitive remuneration and salary packaging and external professional development; all aimed at creating a culture of excellence alongside work life balance.

Additional Benefits include:

  • attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive 3 additional days leave annually between the Christmas and New Year Period;
  • ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • paid Parental Leave;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more.

This is a maximum term full-time position until June 2026.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position you must individually address each of the Essential Criteria below.

Essential Criteria:
  • Professional relevant qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation and active engagement in organisational events.
  • Evidence of independent practice history and skill in meeting the range of demands of Gambling complex caseloads.
  • Excellent skills in implementing strategies that promote positive outcomes in gambling related issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders in a manner that promotes professionalism of the Program.
  • Willingness to travel around the area for community engagement.
  • Knowledge of mental health and addiction as it relates to gambling and the intervention options available.
  • Sound knowledge of local services and an ability to work effectively with clients.
  • Experience and /or ability to establish effective partnerships with multi-disciplinary teams, stakeholders, gamblers, family and friends and a range of service providers and organisations.
  • Experience in developing and delivering group programs and present at community events.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flare and a passion for empowering people to lead fulfilling lives.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute actively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence.
  • WWCC for paid employment.

For more information about the role you can refer to the position description by clicking on the links above and below this ad or you can contact the Manager, Counselling and Clinical Services, Kelly Pavan on 0408 674 458 for a confidential discussion.

To Apply

To be considered for the position please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing each of the essential selection criteria.

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Additional Information

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian.

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday, 3 June 2021.

For further information please contact the Manager, Counselling and Clinical Services on 0408 674 458.

Mayfield, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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